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Postdoctoral Fellowship Japan (Belgium)

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The Postdoctoral Fellowship Japan, provided by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), supports junior researchers from postdoctoral level onwards who intend to conduct scientific research at a Japanese institute recognized by JSPS. The fellowship is open to candidates from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be postdoctoral researchers who obtained their doctoral degree at a Flemish scientific institution within six years of the fellowship’s start date (on or after April 2, 2018), or will obtain their doctoral degree before the start of the JSPS fellowship.
  • Applicants must not have previously received a postdoctoral JSPS fellowship.
  • Japanese citizens and foreigners with permanent residence in Japan are not eligible.

Funding includes travel expenses (return trip), a settling-in allowance of 200,000 Yen (approximately 1,200 EUR), and a fixed monthly allowance of 362,000 Yen (approximately 2,200 EUR). Additionally, beneficiaries receive travel accident and sickness insurance coverage. Funding is provided for a duration of 12 to 24 months.

The deadline for applications is April 4, 2024, at 5 pm CET.

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