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Fellowship Opportunities in Japan – the JSPS Summer Programme 2011


JSPS Summer Programme 2011

The JSPS Summer Programme is implemented as a component of the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers.  and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutes The program is offered to young pre- and postdoctoral researchers from the five countries of the US, the UK, France, Germany and Canada.

Held over a 2-month period in the summer, the program provides the participants with an orientation in Japanese language and culture and an opportunity to do cooperative research at a Japanese university or research institute. The orientation is held at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai) during the first week of the program. It comprises Japanese lessons, home stay and other components (which may vary by year). After the orientation, the participants go to their respective host institutions where they conduct joint research under the guidance of their Japanese host researchers. At the end of August, the participants re-gather before going home to present reports on their summer experiences.

Awards include: international travel and an allowance to cover room and board for the duration of your stay in Japan.

For details on how to apply and eligibility visit:

For enquiries send e-mail to:

Duration: is 14 June 2011 to 24 August 2011

Closing Date: Send application by post by 15 January 2011 (postmarked).

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