Supporting Program

Researcher Development Supporting Program
—Create Your Research World—

The new leaflet of this program can be seen here. (Posted: June 30, 2021)

(For your reference, the application information for FY 2021 is as follows.)

The application period has closed. Thank you for your interest. (Posted: March 1, 2021)

For FY 2021, we have received 15 proposals and three proposals have been adopted by the selection committee composed of external experts. The adopted proposals can be seen here. (Posted: May 18, 2021)

1.Program Overview

Please click here to watch the introduction video presented by Dr. Hiroto YASUURA, Program Director.
(Japanese version only)

(FYI) Please click here to download the presentation slide used in the video.
(Japanese version only)

2.Eligible Applicants

The applicant should be an early career researcher who satisfies both of the following conditions:
- Having a full-time job at a research institution in Japan as of April 1, 2021.
- Being within around 15 years after receiving a Ph.D.


Start of Application December 16, 2020 (Wed)
Application Deadline February 1, 2021 (Mon) at 17:00 JSTMarch 1, 2021 (Mon) at 17:00 JST
Notification of Document Screening Results Late February 2021 (TBD)Late March 2021 (TBD)
Notification of Interview Screening Results Late March 2021 (TBD)Late April 2021 (TBD)
Notification of Final Results Early April 2021 (TBD)Early May 2021 (TBD)

4.Application Materials

Application Guidelines & Instructions for Application Form [FY 2021] (Revised ed.) (PDF:387KB)
Application Form (Excel:45KB)

(Japanese version only)
Please fill in the Application Form in either English or Japanese.

5.Q & A

Please see here for the inquiries about this program and our responses to them. (Last updated: February 22, 2021)


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

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