Programs in Japan: Senior Academic/Faculty

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers

The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers is awarded to U.S. scientists looking to conduct research in Japan. The fellowship aims to increase distribution of scientific knowledge, and inspire young Japanese researchers to make similar academic strides in their industry. Programs run for 12-24 months. Candidates must possess at PhD.

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

Key Dates: Application deadline May 2013 for programs running September 1-November 30, 2013

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

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.