Young Researchers’ Exchange Programme – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

The Leading House ETH Zurich and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) jointly fund the exchange of early career scientists between Japan and Switzerland.

The instrument funds research stays of 3–6 months in the partner country.
Switzerland-​based researchers can apply to ETH Zurich (Leading House Asia) for a stay in Japan and Japanese researchers to JSPS for a stay in Switzerland.


Doctoral students (in exceptional cases also Master students and early career postdoctoral researchers) from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, public research institutes are invited to apply. Please refer to the Call Guidelines on which nationalities and permanent residency holders are eligible to apply. The call is open to all disciplines including social sciences and humanities.


Grants will cover travel costs and a monthly living allowance for a research stay at a Japanese university or research laboratory.

Timeline 2023

1 February: Call Launch (12 pm)
30 April: Application Deadline
May-​September: Review Process
1 October: Earliest Start

Further information

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