JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme


JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is designed to provide promising, highly qualified, young researchers with the opportunity to conduct advanced research relevant to the main thematic focus areas of the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, Tokyo) in cooperation with host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions. The fellowships are awarded for a period of 24 months. There is a monthly maintenance allowance of JPY 362,000and other benefits for the awarded fellows.

Important Dates


  • Be a PhD degree holder in a related field
  • Have demonstrated research skills in similar areas
  • Have the ability to design and implement research involving fieldwork
  • Be fluent in English besides having a working knowledge of other languages

How to Apply

Step 1: Download the application form here.
Step 2: Provide information on name, current appointment, date of birth, nationality etc.
Step 3: Provide information on Doctoral degree, PhD dissertation topic, the field of specialization, proposed research title etc.
Step 4: Complete the form and send by email to fellowships@unu.edu

Last Date

The last date for application is

Contact Details

For any further details, the applying candidates can refer to official notification using the following link.

United Nations University
Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
5–53–70 Jingumae, 
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925 

Phone: +81 3 5467 1212
Email: fellowships@unu.edu

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