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SSRC/JSPS Fellowship Program for ABDs and Recent PhDs 2021

SSRC/JSPS Fellowship Program for ABDs and Recent PhDs 2021

Deadline: 5 January 2021
Open to: depends of the application long or short term fellowship (check eligibility)
Benefits: fully funded


Applications are open for the SSRC/JSPS Fellowship Program for ABDs and Recent PhDs 2021. The Fellowship provides promising and highly qualified researchers with opportunities to conduct research at leading universities and other research institutions in Japan for 1-12 month or 12-24 month terms. Projects need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan, but must propose work with colleagues and resources in Japan.

The program especially encourages proposals for cooperative research with colleagues in Japan under the guidance of a senior host researcher. The Social Science Research Council serves as the nominating authority for US-based applicants in the social sciences and humanities only. Researchers in the field of medicine or natural sciences should contact the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health.


Candidates for the Long-Term Fellowship must:

Candidates for the Short-Term Fellowship must:


JSPS currently provides:

Selection Process

Fellows are selected by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) based on nominations made by the SSRC Japan Advisory Board. The SSRC Japan Advisory Board recommends to JSPS up to 11 candidates annually from the social sciences and humanities. Award offers are made by JSPS in early summer for fellowships that must commence between June 1 and November 30 (long-term) or June 1 and March 31 (short-term).

How to apply?

The application cycle for the 2021 JSPS Fellowship competition will close 11:59pm EST January 5, 2021. Announcements will be made in mid February.

For more information, visit the official website.