Call for Applications - JSPS short-term scholarships in Japan



The Programme is about short-Term Scholarships for Graduates, Doctoral Researchers, and Postdocs to Participate in JSPS Summer Program in Japan from DAAD.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Programme aims to provide German graduates, doctoral researchers, and postdocs with a direct insight into the Japanese cultural and scientific landscape in order to gain early experiences in the Japanese research environment. At the same time, this research stay at Japanese universities and selected research institutes offers an excellent opportunity to systematically introduce young German scientists to cutting-edge Japanese research and future collaborations with Japan.

Target group:

  • Advanced graduates in master’s courses who are aiming to complete doctoral degrees
  • Doctoral researchers
  • Postdocs (who have completed their doctorate no later than 1 April in the year of application and within the last six years)

What can be funded:

The financial support by JSPS: Two-month research stays between mid-June and mid-August, divided into two parts:

  • One-week intensive induction courses into Japanese language, culture, and science policy

  • Research stay at a selected research institute ( The list is intended to establish the required contacts prior to the research stay. The scholarship cannot be extended.

Funding includes:

  • International outbound and return flights
  • Scholarship rate of ¥ 534,000 (approx. € 4,100)
  • Health and accident insurance

Selection procedure

DAAD submits nominations to JSPS, which decides on the funding of proposed research stays in Japan.

Closing date for applications:

30 November 2022

Internal consultation and deadline for submission & check: 25 November 2022

More information about programme:

NOTE: The Programme is not limited to German Citizens. One needs to have an affiliation in Germany and Aufenthalsltitel (residence permit in Germany) to be eligible for submitting an application to this Programme.

Dr. Pradeep Ghosh
Head of International Cooperations
Office of International Programme for Students & Researcher
Tel.: +49-6159-71- 3257 / 3555
Email: International(at) or International(at)