2013/14 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship in Japan

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science is offering JSPS Invitation Fellowship for long term research in Japan. These scholarships are awarded for a period of 2 months (61 days) to 10 months. Fields of research are natural sciences, including technology, engineering and medicine. Australian students are eligible for this scholarship. The application deadline is 1 March 2013. It is expected that the academy will be able to notify applicants of its nominations by May 2013.

Study Subject(s): Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers in any field of natural sciences including technology, engineering and medicine.

Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing research degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan

Eligibility: –Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents live in Australia at time of application. (If you were not born in Australia, please provide proof of Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency).
 –For Japanese nationals to be eligible, they must have resided and had substantial professional research experience in Australia for more than 10 years.
-Researchers who have already visited Japan under the JSPS Invitation Fellowship Programs (Long-term) may not reapply for the same fellowship until three years have elapsed. Therefore, researchers who were awarded an invitation fellowship in FY 2010, 2011 or 2012 are not eligible to apply for the same fellowship in FY2013 (i.e. this current round).
-Have a research background equivalent to that of a professor, assistant professor or research associate in a Japanese university. Other researchers may be eligible if they have held a doctorate degree for a period of more than six years prior to 2 April 2013.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  Australian students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers the JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan (Long Term) to promote international scientific cooperation and exchange. The Fellowship allows researchers employed at designated Japanese research institutions and universities to invite fellow researchers from Australia to Japan to conduct cooperative research work with scientists at Japanese research institutions and laboratories. These visits presuppose the existence of contacts between scientists in Japan and Australia, a condition considered favorable to the promotion of future scientific cooperation and exchange.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for a period of 2 months (61 days) to 10 months.

What does it cover? The amounts of the Awards indicated below are subject to change.
-A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)
-A monthly maintenance allowance of ¥369,000
-Domestic research travel allowance of ¥100,000
-Research expenses of ¥40,000
-Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage

Other Benefits: Not Known

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification:  It is expected that the Academy will be able to notify applicants of its nominations by May 2013.

How to Apply: Completed applications must be submitted 1) electronically and 2) by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 March 2013.

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