27/03/2017

JSPS Overseas Challenge Program for Young Researchers

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Japan
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Mobility Outgoing
  • DEADLINE DESCRIPTION
    19 May in 2017
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Formal sciences
    Humanities
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

This program gives doctoral students an opportunity to go overseas to engage in joint research in a challenging new research environment, with researchers in other countries over a period of three months to one year. In this way, the program contributes to the fostering of young researchers who possess abundant international experience and can be expected to play leading roles in the wider scientific arena.

What is funded

Approximately 140 awardees.

(1) Roundtrip international airfare to the chosen country of destination (excluding domestic travel within Japan)

(2) Maintenance allowance: From 1 million JPY to 1.4 million JPY per award (the level differs according to the country where the applicant will be based)

(3) Bench fees (Up to 200,000 JPY)

Duration

Three months to one year from the date of departure

Eligibility

(1) As of 1 April of the year of selection, be enrolled in a doctoral program at a Japanese university.

(2) At the time of both application and selection, be a citizen of Japan or have permanent residency status in Japan.

(3) Have not already experienced a continuous 90-day stay overseas. Simultaneous applications may not be made for this program or to a researcher exchange program under JSPS MoUs with Switzerland or India.