Programs in Japan: Professional

JSPS Invitation Fellowship Programs for Research in Japan

The JSPS Invitation Fellowship Programs for Research in Japan is aimed at Japanese researchers looking to invite foreign scientists to Japan for collaborative projects. Applications must be submitted by inviting researchers who wishes to host foreign researcher. The program can be offered at both long-term and short-term lengths. For the long-term, candidates receive funding for 2-10 months of study. For the short-term, candidates receive funding for 14-60 days of study.

Agencies Involved: The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Key Dates: Application deadline for short-term program is September of the preceding fiscal year, and May of the designated year. Application deadline for long-term program is September of the preceding fiscal year. (The Japanese fiscal year runs April 1-March 31 of the following year.)

MATSUMAE fellowship

The MATSUMAE fellowship is open to post-doctoral researchers under the age of 49 and is awarded for the purposes of research conducted at Japanese institutions. Candidates Program runs for 3-6 months. Candidates must possess a PhD and have been recently published.

Agencies Involved: The MATSUMAE International Foundation Japan

Key Dates: Application deadline August 31, 2013 for programs beginning April 2014-March 2015

Gen Foundation Grant

The Gen Foundation provides grants are available to graduate students and senior researchers in the fields of biological, chemical, and botanical sciences.

Agencies Involved: The Gen Foundation

Key Dates: Application deadline March 31, 2013 for programs beginning Fall 2013

Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP)

The Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) promotes international cooperation through the exchange of defense scientists and engineers (S&E). The program affords opportunities for U.S. military and civilian engineer and scientist personnel to work on-site in allied and friendly countries. Tours run for a period of 1-2 years, and can be preceded by a 6-month language training course. Candidates must have completed a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) field, and have relative experience. Currently, DoD has signed ESEP agreements with Australia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Spain,

Agencies Involved: The Department of Defence

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.

Fulbright Lecturing/Research Program

The Lecturing/Research Program is intended to provide American scientists the opportunity to lecture at undergraduate/graduate Japanese institutions for a 10-month period while conducting research.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (JUSEC)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.

Fulbright Research Program

The Research Program is intended to provide American scientists the opportunity to conduct research at Japanese institutions for periods of 3-9 months.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (JUSEC)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.

International Education Administrators Program

The International Education Administrators Program is a short-term 3-week program for visiting administrators looking to broaden their knowledge of Japanese culture. The visit includes campus visits, briefings, and appointments with selected government officials.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (JUSEC)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.