To promote international scientific cooperation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science encourages highly qualified researchers from the worldover to come to and conduct joint research activities with colleagues at Japanese universities and research institutes.
JSPS offers five postdoctoral fellowship programs, each with different eligibility requirements.
Young pre-/post-doctoral researchers from France, Germany, Sweden, the UK, Canada are invited to Japan over a period of two months during the summer to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers in universities and research institutions in Japan.
Young and excellent pre-/post-doctoral researchers with high future potential from selected countries are strategically invited to Japan for the period of two to twelve months in order to build collaborative research relationships with Japanese colleagues.
To provide opportunities for pre-/post-doctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.
To provide opportunities for postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.
Pathway to University Positions in Japan
Aimed at promoting the employment of overseas researchers in full-time position at Japanese universities, this program offers the universities a funded means of inviting postdoctoral researchers from other countries to do pre-employment research in their institutions.