Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

A scholarship opportunity for UHM Ph.D. students and post-docs with research directions in Japanese Studies

CJS is honored to have been invited to assist with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS / 日本学術振興会) — San Francisco Office’s election of one or more UHM Japanese Studies-focused Ph.D. candidates or post-doc fellows for their “Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan Short-term Program” award (which also allows for funding for current Ph.D. students).


What: Fellowship funding from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
How: The JSPS San Francisco office has invited UHM CJS to serve as a recommending entity for this year.
Open to: Any UHM Ph.D. candidate or post doc student (degree earned within the last six years) from the US, Canada, European Union countries, UK, Switzerland, Norway and Russia
Why: be able to fund your research in Japan within a flexible timeframe that supports your work

Download the application in Word format

Note: You will need to find a research institution in Japan that will host and support you and your work, and they must write a letter of support (as part of your application) on their school’s official letterhead
Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024, for first reviews, and then rolling acceptance of applications until filled

This award is available to support academic research in Japan for up to one year at an eligible host institution. While UHM Ph.D. students and post-docs (up to six years post-degree) in any field may be eligible for the JSPS short-term program award through open recruitment, this particular opportunity to apply with CJS’s nomination is limited to UHM Ph.D. students and post-docs with research directions in Japanese Studies.

JSPS SFO’s invitation to CJS is for us to nominate one or more applications to be highlighted for their particular attention in the review process. We are honored as this reflects JSPS SFO’s regard for our programming as well as the high caliber of our research faculty and the students they foster.

Please note the detailed information provided on the JSPS page describing timing and eligibility particulars.

You may also view the slides shared at our the recent UHM CJS / JSPS San Francisco Office information session  held on March 5, 2024.


If you have further questions, please contact Joan Pan, our CJS Program Coordinator, at cjsad@hawaii.edu.