15/03/2018

MEXT's Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers call for applications 2018

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  • NAME DER EINRICHTUNG
    MEXT
  • ZIELLAND
    Japan
  • TYP DER FÖRDERUNG
    Mobility Incoming
  • ERLÄUTERUNG ZUR BEWERBUNGSFRIST
    26 April in 2018
  • FORSCHUNGSBEREICH
    Formal sciences
    Humanities
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
  • KARRIERESTUFE
    First 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)

Outline

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

Duration

Depends of hiring conditions (average 5 years)

Eligibility

 

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.

 

Disclaimer:

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.