Research Fellowships for Young Scientists: JSPS
Research Fellowships for Young Scientists by Research Fellowship Division, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
These fellowships offer the selected fellows an opportunity to focus on a freely chosen research topic based on their own innovative ideas. The program works to foster and secure excellent researchers.
Core program for fostering young researchers
This fellowship program is Japan’s core program for cultivating young Japanese researchers. However, there is no nationality requirement for DC applications.
Values the independence of young researchers
Excellent young researchers are allowed to focus on a freely selected research topic and at an independently chosen research institution.
Supplying Research-Encouragement Funding and Disbursing Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Funding is provided to encourage and support doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers under JSPS’s Research Fellowships for Young Scientists. These researchers may also apply for a Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows.
Leave for child birth and infant nursing
Fellows who have to suspend their research for child birth and infant nursing are offered a path back into the laboratory. It is possible for them to work short hours while on such leave.
Target fields / Areas
- Social sciences
- Natural sciences.
Note: When recognized as necessary to advancing their research, they may spend part of their tenure at another research institution, including one overseas.
This program offers these categories of fellowships:
- Doctoral Course Students (DC)
- Postdoctoral Fellow (PD)
- Restart Postdoctoral Fellow (RPD)
- Superlative Postdoctoral Fellow (SPD)
Outstanding young researchers may be given a Restart Postdoc (RPD) Fellowship after suspending their research activities for the purpose of childbirth and/or infant nursing.
|Categories||Eligibility Conditions||Tenure||Monthly stipend||Research grant(Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows)|
|1. DC||· Enrolled in doctoral course
· DC1: Enrolled in first year of doctoral course
· DC2: Enrolled in second year or higher of doctoral course
|DC1: Three years
DC2: Two years
|¥200,000||Up to ￥1.5 million/year|
|2. PD||· Hold a doctoral degree
· Within 5 years after receiving doctoral degree
· Transfer to another lab within or outside enrolled university
|3. RPD||· Hold a doctoral degree*
· Within the past 5 years, suspended research for a period of 3 months or longer for purpose of child birth and infant nursing
|4. SPD||· Hold a doctoral degree
· Excellent researchers chosen from PD candidates
· Transfer to another university graduate school
|Three years||¥446,000||Up to ￥3 million/year|
|Organization||Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)|
|Fellowship Level||PhD, Postdoctoral|
|Subject areas||Humanities, Social sciences, Natural sciences|
- Total Jobs 5 Jobs
- Address Japan