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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan

Value See below
Application deadline February 1
Application procedures See below
Application form JSPS terms and conditions of applying form (form-fillable)
Contact See below


The This link will take you to another Web site Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has established the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan. A limited number of promising early career researchers are given the opportunity, through this fellowship, to conduct research at Japanese universities and in designated research institutions and laboratories. NSERC is responsible for recommending Canadian nominees for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan.

NSERC is acting on the evidence that achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to advance knowledge and understanding, and to respond to local, national and global challenges. This principle informs the commitments described in the Tri-agency statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and is aligned with the objectives of the Tri-agency EDI Action Plan. For more information consult the Equity, diversity and inclusion considerations at each stage of the research process section of the NSERC guide on integrating equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in research web page and the Guidelines on the assessment of contributions to research, training and mentoring web page.


To be considered eligible for support, as of the application deadline date, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • not have Japanese nationality or be a permanent resident of Japan
  • hold or expect to hold a doctorate degree prior to the proposed start date of the postdoctoral fellowship
  • not hold, or have held, any other JSPS postdoctoral fellowship

In addition:

  • You must have completed all requirements of your doctoral degree no more than six years before the start date of the fellowship.

Exceptions to the doctoral degree completion eligibility period:

  • In the event of parental leave, the total amount of time taken for this type of leave will be subtracted from the time elapsed since the completion of your doctoral degree requirements. Supporting documentation will be required.

Value and duration

The This link will take you to another Web site JSPS website provides additional information on the value and duration of these awards.

Application procedures

If you are interested and eligible to apply for this fellowship, contact to obtain the application form and instructions.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the This link will take you to another Web site Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Scholarships and Fellowships site. Documents must be submitted in portable document format (PDF) as a single document.

Application deadline

The deadline to apply is February 1.

Review process

NSERC reviews and forwards recommended applications to JSPS. Selection priority is given to applications proposing research in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports. JSPS reviews and selects recipients for the award.

Notification of results

JSPS will notify you directly by email of the results of your application within three months of receiving the recommended applications from NSERC. If your contact information changes after submitting your application to NSERC, you must inform NSERC by sending an email to

For more information

If you would like to share this opportunity, download NSERC’s promotional poster and distribute it to all interested candidates.

For more information about these fellowships, contact

You may also refer to the This link will take you to another Web site Japan Society for the Promotion of Science website for further details on the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan.