The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science has approved the Academy’s 14 nominations for the Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017-2018. A list of the participants, their research and their hosts can be found here. Please note the Academy will no longer be opening a call for applications for the Invitation (Short-Term or Long-Term) Fellowships or the Research Exchange Visits to Japan.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in association with the Australian Academy of Science, offers Postdoctoral Fellowships for Australian researchers to work in institutes affiliated with JSPS.
The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers provides opportunities for Australian postdoctoral researchers to conduct, under the guidance of their Japanese hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. The program aims to help such researchers advance their own research while contributing to the advancement of research in Japan and the counterpart countries.
To allow the smooth process of research in Japan, sufficient consultation should be made between the candidate and his/her prospective host researcher in advance of the conditions at the host laboratory, including his/her status under the fellowship, and mutual agreement regarding these conditions should be established.
As a rule, the fellowship awardees (fellows) shall stay in Japan continuously during the tenure of their fellowships and concentrate on their research at the host institution. Fellows may, however, suspend their fellowships for the purpose of childbearing or infant nursing. Fellows must not engage in other work, either paid or unpaid, during their tenure.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers in any field of natural sciences (including technology, engineering and medicine), the humanities and social sciences.
Host researchers in Japan must be employed full time or classified as being employed full time (excluding Jokyo, assistant professors, and Joshu, research assistants) at a university or research institution listed in Table 1—Host institutions (PDF, 131 KB).
Fellows must conduct their research at the host’s affiliated institution. An official letter from the host researcher should be attached to the application form. Candidates must have arranged in advance a research plan for their stay in Japan with their prospective host researcher.
The amounts of the awards indicated below are subject to change.
The fellow and their host researchers must submit two research reports to JSPS:
A copy of each report should be submitted to the Australian Academy of Science.
JSPS has advised that the quota has not been set for Australia for the 2017 round under this program. A quota may not be set until early 2017. The quota for the current round (2016–17) was 14.
The Academy will assess and rank the applications but the final selection of successful applicants will be made by JSPS.
Please note that the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science provides financial support to the Academy to administer this call for applications and JSPS fully funds the fellowships in Japan.
It is expected that the Academy will be able to notify applicants of its nominations by mid-December 2016. Please note that JSPS will THEN need to approve the Academy’s nominations. This process is generally completed within 2-3 months prior to the participant’s proposed departure. Please take this period into consideration when arranging your proposed travel dates.
For further information contact:
Grants Administration Officer
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 02 6201 9412
This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
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