2022 call for JSPS (Japanese Society for Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan is open – deadline March 7

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan 2022 year call is now open for applications until March 7.

All fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are included under this program. The duration of the fellowships is 12 to 24 months.

Proposals have to be submitted to Estonian Research Council (ETAG), who will conduct a scientific evaluation to select a candidate and nominate them to JSPS. Approximately three months after the nomination, JSPS sends out a notice of selection decision.

Scholarship amount:

  • Maintenance Allowance ¥362,000 per month (ca 2700 €)
  • A settling-in allowance of ¥200,000 (ca 1700 €)
  • A round-trip air ticket
  • Overseas travel insurance
  • A Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow) is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application for these grants is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.

Candidates must start their Fellowship in Japan during the period of April 1, 2022 – November 30, 2022.

Application Guidelines
Application form
Instructions for the application form

Sample for Letter of Invitation


Materials to be submitted:

  • Application Form for JSPS. The application form must be signed by the candidate using a signature image (digital signature will not be accepted).
  • Letter of acceptance/invitation from the candidate’s prospective host researcher in Japan.
  • Letter of recommendation signed by the candidate’s doctoral supervisor (etc.).
  • A copy of the candidate’s Ph.D. degree diploma.
  • Additional relevant documents if neccesary.
  • The application Form must be in PDF format (scanned image files will not be accepted).
  • All documents must be in either English or Japanese. When the original document is in another language, please be sure to attach an English translation.

Submission of application:

Applicant must submit the documents to katrin.saar@etag.ee. Deadline for the application is March 7, 2022.


More information:

Katrin Saar
Estonian Research Council
phone: +372 731 7386