Calls from Japan

Calls from Japan


  • Call for Hydrogen joint hydrogen related research between Japan and Switzerland
  • Call document [PDF]
    Application deadline: Tuesday 14th November, 18:00 (Japanese time)
    Further information:SNSF website & JST website

    The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is currently calling for joint research project proposals from Japanese-Swiss collaborative teams on the subject of “Hydrogen as a renewable energy carrier” and other hydrogen related technologies. The call is part of the Strategic Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme, which aims to bring together Swiss and Japanese researchers on specific research questions.


    The main purpose of the exchange program is to foster and facilitate the direct exchange between Japanese and Swiss research groups and to enable the mobility of young researchers such as PhD students. The program will fund research stays for a duration of 3-6 months and is open to all scientific fields including social sciences and humanities.


    Calls for Prize-Nominations


    Nominations are solicited between August and October of each year from nominators from Japan and overseas. As a general rule, two recipients are chosen annually. In June of the following year, the recipients are announced and are invited to Tokyo in the autumn for the awards ceremony and commemorative lectures. Each recipient is presented with a certificate of merit, a commemorative trophy and a supplementary award of ¥50 million.


    The Honda Prize is an international award that acknowledges the efforts of an individual or group who contribute new ideas which may lead the next generation in the field of ecotechnology. The Honda Foundation has given one award every year for a variety of research results.
    The Honda Prize does not merely consider scientific and technological achievements from the viewpoint of new discoveries and inventions, but it also takes into account entire processes that would bring out, apply, or share new frontiers in ecotechnology and the broad range of related scientific fields.


    The Japan Prize is awarded annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.
    Each year two fields of scientific endeavor are honored. The Japan Prize laureates receive a certificate of merit and a prize medal. A cash prize of 50 million yen is also awarded for each prize field.



    University Program Calls


    Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) offers a research fellowship program in 2017. Period of the fellowship can be between 3 and 6 months.
    Deadline of submitting application documents: August 31, 2016


    The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science is offering different fellowship programs to give opportunities for excellent researchers from around the world to come to Japan to conduct scientific collaboration with their Japanese colleagues.

    Application deadline: depending on program


    The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto, Japan) is pleased to announce an opening for one or two foreign scholars to reside at the Center and participate during the Japanese academic year 2017-2018 in one of the following team research projects: “East Asian Kingship and Social Order in a Comparative Context: Courts, Empires and States/ Thought, Religion and Rites”, “Expos and Human History”, “Studies in “In-betweeness” in Cross-cultural Communication”, “Projecting Classicism: Visuality, Popularity, and Modernity”.

    Application deadline: July 31, 2016


    The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) supports the team research approach to opening up new frontiers in Japanese studies scholarship. It seeks visiting scholars to plan and organize one-year team research projects for the Japanese academic year (04/2017 – 03/2018).


    The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) supports the team research approach to opening up new frontiers in Japanese studies scholarship. The Center invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct research while in residence here. Visiting Research Scholars are expected to engage in collaborative activity with the Center’s permanent faculty by, for example, participating in at least one of the team research projects (“kyōdō kenkyū”). The stay must be for a minimum of three (3) months but not exceed the maximum of twelve (12) months.

    Application deadline: Saturday, October 31, 2016