The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is Japan's core funding agency. It places high value on both researcher autonomy and research diversity. The JSPS supports basic to applied research conducted based on the free ideas of researchers. The entire spectrum academic fields including humanities, social scienceas and natural sciences are covered.
The application selection is based on a bottom-up approach. Applications are encouraged through open calls. A competitive funding is provided, which is evaluated through peer reviews. A fair and transparent screening process will lead to the selection based on academic merit.