Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

How to Apply: 


The  Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has established the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers. A limited number of promising early-career researchers are given the opportunity to conduct research in Japanese universities and in designated research institutions and laboratories. NSERC is responsible for recommending Canadian nominees for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships.

NSERC is acting on the evidence that equity, diversity and inclusion strengthen the scientific and engineering communities and the quality, social relevance and impact of research. Increasing diversity and gender equity in the research enterprise are key priorities in our strategic plan, NSERC 2020, and are highlighted in the strategic goal of “Building a Diversified and Competitive Research Base”.


To be considered eligible for support, as of the application deadline date, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • not have Japanese nationality or be a permanent resident of Japan;
  • hold or expect to hold a doctorate degree in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports prior to the proposed start date of the postdoctoral fellowship;
  • not hold, or have held, any other JSPS Postdoctoral fellowship

For more information, please contact Jill Sherman, International Research Facilitator, at  intl.research@lakeheadu.ca

External Deadline: 
Monday, February 1, 2021
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