Summer Program

For Pre-/Post-doctoral researchers

Program overview

Duration of Program 2 months in summer
Candidate Eligibility (1) Nationality

Be a citizen of the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, and the US (Others with equivalent status may apply if approved by the nominating authority in one of the above countries).

(2) Academic Status

Be enrolled in a university graduate program or hold a doctorate degree when the program goes into effect, which must have been received within past six years.

Note:  Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan are not eligible.

Terms of Award
  1. International travel: Round-trip airfare
  2. Maintenance allowance (64days: \534,000)
  3. Overseas travel insurance
  4. Research support allowance (Option, \158,500)


Schedule for the Program (as of 2019)

Dates Location Activities
11 June Narita Arrival in Japan
12 June – 17 June SOKENDAI
  • Japanese language lesson & culture experience
  • Poster presentation
  • Homestay (2 nights)
18 June – 19 August Host institutions Research experience at host institutions
20 August Tokyo Research report presentation in Tokyo
21 August Narita Departure from Japan


Application Procedures

JSPS receives applications to this program only through CNRS for French candidates. If you are interested in this program, please contact CNRS about the detailed application procedures.

Note: CNRS accepts applications also from researchers who do not belong to CNRS or CNRS research units.


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