Calls from Japan

Calls from Japan


TaNeDS Global 2018
Guidelines & Application Form

TaNeDS (Take a New Challenge for Drug diScovery) is Daiichi Sankyo’s open competition grant program. TaNeDS program provides close partnership between you and scientists in Daiichi Sankyo to tackle unmet medical needs.
The program is open to principal investigators affiliated with research institution in academia and small biotech located in Europe and the east coast of the United States.

Start Date for Submission of Applications: January 10, 2018
Deadline of Submission : February 19, 2018
More information here.


      • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Overseas Researchers

        As a nomination body, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) can propose two Swiss researchers to the JSPS in 2018. This call provides an opportunity to conduct collaborative research for young overseas researchers under the guidance of their hosts in universities and other research institutions in Japan for 12 to 24 months.

        Deadline to apply: March 30, 2018
        Decision: middle of August 2018
        Periods for arrival in Japan: September 1, 2018-November 30, 2018

        More information here

    • Young Researchers’ Exchange Program between Japan and Switzerland
    • Guidelines [pdf] & Application Form [doc]
      Further information:

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.

Calls: University Program 

Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) offers a research fellowship program in 2019. Period of the fellowship can be between 3 and 6 months.
Deadline of submitting application documents: August 31, 2018

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