AA Short-Term Fellowship through the US JSPS Alumni Association


The JSPS Washington Office is pleased to announce a new short-term Fellowship through the US JSPS Alumni Association.  It aims to extend and expand the researchers network developed between AA members and the researchers in Japan, increase the benefit of AA membership, and encourage more former fellows to join the AA. The period of this Fellowship can range from 1 to 12 (full) months.

Unlike existing JSPS short-term Fellowships, application for this new Fellowship is made through the US JSPS Alumni Association.  Specifically, an applicant must be a regular member of the US JSPS Alumni Association, or be recommended by a regular member of the Alumni Association.  Other restrictions apply to qualify as an applicant..  Please see the Application Guidelines for complete eligibility details and use this Application Form document (in Word format).  If you have any questions, please contact the JSPS Washington Office.

Fields of Research

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program.  Please note that JSPS does not support any research project related to military affairs.

Application and Review Schedule

Applications will be due by 5 July 2018.  Review will follow by the AA’s review committee and then the JSPS Washington Office with results announced in August 2018.  Successful applicants are expected to begin their Fellowship starting as early as late October but no later than 31 March 2019.


A flowchart to help guide you with the application process for this JSPS fellowship for research in Japan through the Alumni Association (AA) is available - please click 'here' for a printable PDF file copy of this flowchart.