In cooperation with the Estonian Research Council and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), a competition for postdoctoral fellowships for research in Japan is held every year. The program aims to promote international cooperation and mutual understanding through research in Japan. 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. The Estonian Research Council announces the annual competition after receiving the confirmation from Japan, with a deadline of March-May. The grant starts October to November.
The aim of the programme is to develop research and technology cooperation between the two countries in all fields of fundamental and applied science. Since the first competition, the inclusion of PhD students and young researchers in projects is a priority for the programme. New collaborations will in all cases be given priority. The call is launched in every two years. The call for applications is open to researchers from research laboratories attached to higher education institutions, research organizations and companies.
The exchange visit programme provides opportunities for researchers from one partner country to visit research institutions in another partner country with the aim to facilitate research cooperation between Estonia and Taiwan. The programme promotes mobility, the building of international contacts and knowledge transfer.