Japan International Opportunities Program


in association with the

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Summer Program

jiop1_Page_1The JSPS Summer Program provides opportunities for young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from North America and Europe to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutes over a period of two months during the summer. The Japan International Opportunities Program selects Canadian candidates for the program. For further JSPS Summer Program information, see http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-summer/

Eligibility: Masters and doctoral students in all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. Specifically, JIOP will accept applications from Canadian citizens and landed immigrants enrolled at Canadian universities, Canadian citizens and landed immigrants enrolled at foreign institutions, and non-Canadian students enrolled at Canadian universities.

Selection Criteria:   The selection committee is looking for applicants with a strong academic record, strong support from their supervisor, evidence of interest in Japan or Japan-based scholarly activity, and the potential to benefit from the JSPS Summer Program.

Deadline for applications: Applications must be received no later than midnight, 15 December 2014.

Decision Schedule: JIOP will make its recommendations by 15 January 2015. JSPS final decisions will be made by the end of February 2015.

Academic Supervisor: Please have your Academic Supervisor submit a letter of support to JIOP (maximum of one page). This statement should speak to the quality of the applicant and proposed research program. Specifically, have the Academic Supervisor indicate how the applicant will benefit from participation in the JSPS Summer Program.

Please direct any inquiries about JIOP or the JSPS program to Dr. Carin Holroyd, Director, JIOP, at (jiop@usask.ca)

Please submit your application via email to: (jiop@usask.ca) or via mail to:

 Japan International Opportunities Program
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Room 181 — 101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5B8