Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Opportunities for U.S. Scientists in Japan

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Opportunities for U.S. Scientists in Japan

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The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) conducts fellowship programs for foreign researchers to promote international cooperation in and mutual understanding through scientific research in Japan. These programs provide opportunities for U.S. researchers to conduct cooperative research under their host researchers. Research applications are accepted at the John E. Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, which acts as a nominating authority for JSPS programs. As the eligibility requirements and application procedures are different for each fellowship, the following information describing eligibility and application procedures should be reviewed before submitting an application.

JSPS Invitation Fellowships. The JSPS conducts short- and long-term programs under the Invitation Fellowship Program, funded by a subsidy from the Japanese government. The fellowship allows scientists employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from the United States to Japan to participate in cooperative activities. These visits presuppose the existence of contacts between scientists in Japan and other countries, a condition considered favorable to the promotion of future scientific cooperation and exchange. …

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