Opportunities

Application for the "Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers" (the MEXT's Grant-in-Aid Project for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology [FY 2020] (FYI)

1. Application Outline

- Scheduled Number of Programs to be Selected: 1
- Support Amount: Up to 81 million yen
- Project Period: Maximum 10 years

2.Schedule

The application deadline for the MEXT's Grant-in-Aid Project for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology [FY 2020] has been extended. (May 18, 2020)

The application period for FY 2020 has closed. (June 30, 2020)

Start of Application Period April 1, 2020 (Wed)
Application Deadline May 29, 2020 (Fri) June 30, 2020 (Tue)
Document Screening June 2020 July 2020
Interview Screening Mid-July to Mid-August Mid-August to Mid-September
Notification of Selection Results Late August Late September
Submission of Grant Application Forms Early September Early October
MEXT's Final Decision Mid-September Mid-October
Briefing Session

The materials and vide for the briefing session (as of April 17, 2020)

Materials/Video Material (PDF:577KB) Video

(Japanese version only)

3.Application Guidelines

The application guidelines have been updated. (May 18, 2020)

Application Guidelines for FY 2020 (PDF:4.61MB)
Screening Guidelines for FY 2020 (PDF:170KB)
Application Form (Form 1–3) (Word:154KB)

(Japanese version only)

4.Committee on the Development and Promotion of Researcher Development Program [FY 2020]

"The Committee on the Development and Promotion of Researcher Development Program" consisting of intellectuals conducts screening, and the MEXT makes final decision referring to the committee's screening results.

Notification of the selection result for FY 2020 was already made, and the list of the committee members can be released according to the Screening Guidelines. (November 11, 2020)

Committee Members

5.Contact

※Excluding weekends and holidays.
※Please contact via email except in urgent cases.
※It may take some time to respond to your inquiry.

The contact information for this program is as follows:

<General inquiries about the program>

Human Resources Policy Division
Science and Technology Policy Bureau
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8959 Japan
Tel: +81-3-6734-4051
E-mail:

<Inquiries about the submission of application documents>

Office of Developing Human Resources for R&D Programs
Japan Science and Technology Agency
Science Plaza, 5-3, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8666 Japan
Tel: +81-3-5214-8446
E-mail:

Please refer to the MEXT's website below regarding the applications for FY 2020.

[For application information and download of application guidelines, etc.]

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
https://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/jinzai/sekaidekatsuyaku/index.htm

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