JAXA International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) in Japan, 2014


JAXA International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) in Japan, and applications are submitted till May 30, 2014. Applications are invited for JAXA International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) available for outstanding and highly motivated early-career researchers. These international fellowships will be awarded in any of the space science fields covered by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) to work in Japan for 3 (extendable to 5) years. Applicants must have a PhD in natural science (by the end of May 2014) or equivalent or higher capabilities and less than 8 years of postdoctoral experience. Selected candidates will be invited for a seminar presentation at ISAS/JAXA in Japan. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) | Japan

Level: Fellowships ( are available for early-career researchers to work in Japan for 3 (extendable to 5) years.)

Field(s): any of the space science fields covered by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS).

Deadline: May 30, 2014.

Funded By: Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (ISAS, JAXA).


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): JAXA International Top Young Fellowship is targeted for International researchers

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Few positions will be available.

‣ Scholarship Duration: The contract period is basically three (3) years. The contract shall be renewed every fiscal year. Three years later, when renewing the contract, the period can be extended up to five (5) years from the time of commencement through review by the ITYF Steering Committee, depending on funding and progress.


Scholarship covers: These international fellowships will include:
-Salary: The monthly salary is 791,000 JPY before tax deduction (equivalent to an annual salary of 94,920 USD at the exchange rate of 100 JPY /USD).
-Note: In order to support the recovery efforts of the Great East Japan Earthquake, a small salary reduction is temporarily applied to all employees of government-oriented agencies. This also applies to the ITYF, and a salary reduction of 6.79% is planned until March 2015. (Due to this reduction, present monthly salary is 737,000 JPY before tax deduction).
Research Fund: 2,500,000 JPY (25,000 USD at the above exchange rate). Including support for travel and research expenses, are prepared per fiscal year. Fellows may also apply for competitive research funds (e.g. JSPS’s Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research).
-Place of appointment: JAXA Sagamihara Campus (ISAS).
-Allowance: Housing and commutation allowances are provided, if fellows meet certain requirements according to JAXA’s rule.
-Working days: Monday-Friday, except Japanese national holidays, year-end and new year (December 29th – January 3rd).
-Paid leave: Annual leave, child-care leave and maternity leave, etc.
-Others: Employment insurance, health insurance, employees’ pension insurance, workers’ compensation insurance will be provided.


Description

‣ JAXA seeks for talented and motivated researchers who are willing to apply for the JAXA International Top Young Fellowship. The contract period is basically three (3) years.

‣ The contract shall be renewed every fiscal year. Three years later, when renewing the contract, the period can be extended up to five (5) years from the time of commencement through review by the ITYF Steering Committee, depending on funding and progress.

‣ Applicants must have a PhD in natural science (by the end of May 2014) or equivalent or higher capabilities, and less than 8 years of postdoctoral experience.

Eligibility

To apply for JAXA International Top Young Fellowship, applicants must:

‣ have a PhD in natural science (by the end of May 2014) or equivalent or higher capabilities, and less than 8 years of postdoctoral experience.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: 

‣ Successful applicants will be announced in Mid-September.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants are required to apply Online.

‣ Applicants must submit a set of the following documents to JAXA.


  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of research achievements, including published papers and other publications, etc.
  • Outline of applicant’s previous research, and future research plan.
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  • Applicant’s three (3) major research papers.

  • Three (3) letters of reference.

  • Application form (when you send directly)
Note: The letters of reference must be sent by email directly from your referees’ accounts to ITYF2014-at-jaxa.jp.
  • Please inform the names of your referees in your email message when you send the application documents.
  • Application documents can be sent by registered mail or international courier service. If so, please state “Enc.
  • Application documents for JAXA International Top Young Fellowship” in red ink on the front of the envelope. Application documents will not be returned.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on May 30, 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about JAXA International Top Young Fellowship


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