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The Science and Technology Fellowship

The Science and Technology Agency (STA) Fellowship Program


The Science and Technology Agency (STA) Fellowship Program is managed by the Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST), a statutory organization under the supervision of STA, in cooperation with the Japan International Science and Technology Exchange Center (JISTEC). The STA provides opportunities for promising young foreign researchers in the fields of science and technology to conduct research in Japan's national laboratories and public research corporations (excluding universities and university-affiliated institutions). The field of research will be negotiated between the candidate and the host institute.


U.S. citizen or permanent resident; doctoral degree earned within 6 years of April 1 of the fiscal year in which the fellowship begins.


STA fellowships are awarded from 6 to 24 months. A fellow may extend his/her tenure within the definite term (up to 2 years). Round trip airline ticket economy class; a monthly living allowance of 270,000 ($2,200); a family allowance at a flat rate of 50,500 ($410) a month; an initial international moving allowance of up to 200,000 ($1,600); an annual allowance of up to 115,000 ($935) for travel within Japan.

August 5, 2001

Application and for more information

Applicants can use either of two methods to apply for a JSTA long-term fellowship.

* Applicants may apply through the NIH using Application Form PHS 416-1 (Rev. 12/98) which is available on the website. Click on "special instructions" for information required to complete the application form. Applications of scientific merit will be forwarded to the JST for funding considerations. An Award Letter through JISTEC will be sent to successful applicants.

* Applicants may apply through the Host Research Institute using STA Form 1 (Form for Contacting Prospective Host Institute). Applicants should send inquiries directly to the participating institutes. The institute will screen the applicant, and if willing to pursue the application, request pertinent documents and information. These will be sent along with a letter of recommendation to JST through JISTEC. Applications are submitted through this process to JST twice a year, usually in January and June.

For complete guideline and application information please contact:

Mr. Izumi Iketani
Department of International Affairs
Japan Science and Technology Corporation
Kawaguchi Center Bldg. 1-8 Hon-cho 4-chome
Kawaguchi City
Saitama Pref.
332 Japan
Phone: 81 48 226-5630
Fax: 81 48-226-5652

Students are encouraged to contact the program directly at the above number and address.

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