FUNDING TYPEMobility Incoming
DEADLINE DESCRIPTION26 April in 2018
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesHumanitiesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciencesSocial sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
The call for applications within MEXT's Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER) in FY 2018 has been opened. This project works to show new career paths in Japan to young excellent researchers. Its objective is to provide stable and independent positions for young researchers in new areas of research.
What is funded
Tenurre track positions at research performing institutions in Japan
Depends of hiring conditions (average 5 years)
Applicants in this project, who are going to be active in various research institutions of industry-academia-government, shall satisfy the following requirements:
- Having received a doctor's degree, or completed a doctoral program without receiving a doctoral degree;
- as of April 1, 2019, being below 40 years of age (up to 43 years aged candidates are accepted in the medical field) [For those who have stopped research for a total of 3 months or more due to childbirth or childcare (regardless of sex), arrangements can be found];
- having oustanding research achievements in the past five years.
Japanese nationals, foreigners with a permanent residence permission in Japan, but also researchers with nationalities from any country having diplomatic relations with Japanare elligible.
The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.