Scientific Mobility Programs on the French Side
Hubert Curien Sakura Program
Created in 2003 and implemented by the French Embassy in Japan and in France by the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (in partnership with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)). The objective of this program is to generate mobility and exchanges between French and Japanese researchers with a view to developing joint 2-year research projects (maximum funding of €6,000/year/project).
Scientific Mobility Programs on the Japanese Side
Programs proposed by the JSPS
The JSPS Award for Eminent Scientists program invites eminent scientists to Japan for a period of one year. To strengthen Franco-Japanese partnerships, the JSPS opened an Office in Strasbourg in 2001. Every year, it awards postdoctoral grants and invitations to eminent French researchers to come to Japan for long or short-term visits, and helps organize joint thematic seminars.
Program proposed by RIKEN (Japan's largest comprehensive research institution)
The RIKEN Special Postdoctoral Researchers Program is aimed at talented foreign researchers who will help advance the research conducted by RIKEN.
Kyoto University Program
The Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers seeks to appoint young researchers as Associate Professors and support their research activities. This call for proposals is open to any young researcher of any nationality for a period of 5 years.