Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard)

For Post-doctoral researchers

Program overview

Duration of Program 12 to 24 months
Candidate Eligibility (1)       Nationality

Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner).

Note:  Foreign researchers who have/will acquire a doctoral degree in France are also eligible to apply for this program through CNRS by fulfilling CNRS’s requirements.

(2)       Academic Status

Have obtained a doctorate degree within six years of the date the fellowship goes into effect.


  • ž Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan are not eligible. This Short-term Fellowship is only awarded once per researcher.
  • Researchers who do not belong to CNRS can also apply. All the candidates from universities, grandes ecoles, CNRS, Inserm, INRA, Inria, CEA, etc. are evaluated under the same criteria.
Terms of Award (1)       Airfare: A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS’s regulations)

(2)       Maintenance Allowance: ¥362,000 per month

(3)       Miscellaneous: A settling-in allowance of ¥200,000, overseas travel insurance, etc.


Application Procedures

(1) Application in France (through CNRS)

Note: Researchers who belong to any research institution/university etc. are able to apply through CNRS. All the candidates are evaluated under the same criteria.

(2) Application in Japan (through host researcher in Japan)

Note: Each Japanese institution has a different deadline (usually about one month prior to the one set by JSPS). Please make sure to confirm with your host researcher.


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