A-3 Fellowship Categories 'DC' and 'PD'


(1) To those who have applied for 特別研究員奨励費 "None"

◆It is recommended to apply for the Grants-in-Aid for Research Fellows(特別研究員奨励費)◆

You can apply for  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research "特別研究員奨励費" only at the time of application.
If you do not apply, research funds will not be allocated for research as a fellow.
However, the paper submission fee and research expenses will be charged, so it will be covered by expenses such as laboratories.
Have you consulted with your host teacher?

(2) For DC2 applicants who have not applied for the 2025 特別研究員奨励費

◆It is recommended to include research expenses for FY2025◆

Those who apply for DC2 and obtain a degree during the recruitment period will change their status to PD,
and can continue your fellowship research.
In addition, even if you withdraw from the Fellowship due to employment, 
if you are eligible to apply for the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 
you will be able to use the Grants-in-Aid for Fellows during the  period of the subsidized project.


・Applications may only be submitted via the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Electronic Application System.Similarly, for evaluation letters, evaluators (host researchers) must log into the JSPS Electronic Application System and fill in the evaluation section on the System.


Application procedure

1. Submit a request form for an ID and password for the JSPS Electronic Application System CLOSED


2. Receive your ID and password

1 week to issue

3. Download "Application Information" (申請内容ファイル), "Application Guidelines" (募集要項), and "Application Form Instructions" (作成要領) from the website for the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC or PD).

Website for the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC or PD)

4. Prepare application form (you can enter your information into the JSPS Electronic Application System)

(a) Applicant Information (must be entered into the JSPS Electronic Application System)
     Applicant information includes academic background and research theme.

(b) Details of Application Information (download this file to your computer, complete the document, and upload the file to the System) download
     Details include research history, current status of research, and research plan.
     Application forms will be printed in gray and sent to Committee members.
     Please print your application and check the clarity of the printed text.

(c)Enter Your Envisaged Budget for Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
Enter the application information for Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows.

(d) Evaluation Letter
     ・When an applicant clicks on "評価書作成依頼" (Request for evaluation letter),
      evaluator's ID, password, and login page URL are automatically sent to the evaluator.
      The evaluator logs into the JSPS Electronic Application System with that ID and
      password and enters information for the evaluation letter.

     ・The applicant cannot view the contents of the evaluation letter.
     ・When the evaluator completes and sends the evaluation letter by clicking on "送信" (send),
      a notice will be sent to the applicant.

For details of operating procedures for the JSPS Electronic Application System, visit the following web page.

<電子申請システムのご案内> https://www-shinsei.jsps.go.jp/topyousei/top_ken.html
<申請書作成要領(PD、DC)> https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-pd/pd_sin.html

※Reference for application(only in Japanese)
  DC Web system DC Word form
  PD Web system PD Word form  

5. Send (submit) application form

The Internal deadline is May 23rd ,2023.

Click on "確認完了・送信" (Confirm/Send) to submit the application to the Research Fund Promotion Group.
The Group will check the application form for missing information.         


    • If an application needs to be corrected, we will change the status of the Electronic Application System to allow the applicant to make corrections.         
      We will notify the applicant of the need for correction by sending an email to the account registered by the applicant on the System.         
      We cannot send applications to JSPS unless the applicant resubmits a corrected version to the System.
      Please make sure to resubmit the application by the deadline stated in the email requesting you to make corrections.         

    • Note:
    • contact the Research Fund Promotion Group each time you wish to make corrections to your application following submission.

  • We may contact you for corrections or confirmation of your application. Please check your email account registered on the Electronic Application System on a regular basis.