Are you considering doing research in Japan?

JSPS offers many kinds of fellowships to support researchers at various stages in their careers.  Please explore the below information for a partial list of programs, or visit the JSPS Fellowship Program for US Researchers page for even more information.


JSPS offers many attractive Fellowship program possibilities. For U.S. Researchers, these include the following:
 For Japanese Researchers, two program options are possible:
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad (KAITOKU Program)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships for Japanese Biomedical and Behavioral Researchers at NIH (JSPS-NIH KAITOKU Program)
More information, including application deadlines, can be found on the JSPS Washington Office web site.

Alumni-related Programs and Funding

The JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program offers funding to members of the US JSPS Alumni Association to support academic seminars that to promote the objectives of the Association. Complete details can be found on the Seminar Program page - please note the upcoming application deadline of September 8, 2017.

Of special interest is the BRIDGE Fellowship Program which is targeted exclusively for regular members of officially established JSPS alumni associations who have conducted research activities in Japan under the Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers or other JSPS programs.

Application Deadlines are as follows:
  • JSPS Summer Program/NSF EAPSI: Nov. 13 2014; Second Thursday in November annually, thereafter
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-term) for North American and European Researchers: Next Application Period: July 7-11 2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers: Next recruitment periods- September 2014, May 2015
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers (Pathway to University Positions in Japan): Application is by open recruitment and must be submitted by the Japanese Host Researcher
  • Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Long-term): Next recruitment periods- September 2014, May 2015
  • Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short-term): same as long-term deadlines
  • BRIDGE Fellowship Program: 2014: CLOSED (February 28,2014) 2015 Deadline: TBA

Non-JSPS funding opportunities

Undergraduate support