Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers

Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs are intended for young overseas researchers who hold a doctorate when the Fellowship goes into effect which must have been received within 6 years, or those who are expected to receive a doctorate before the Fellowship goes into effect. The duration of these fellowships is 12 to 24 months.

1. Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers (Standard)
This programme was established to assist promising and highly-qualified young foreign researchers wishing to conduct research in Japan.
2. Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers (Pathway to University Positions in Japan)
The fellowship’s purpose is to provide opportunities for young and excellent postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other institutions. This programme is offered as a phase for preparing overseas researchers to become full-time researchers at Japanese universities and other research institutions.


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Number of Fellows Having the Egyptian Nationality

Adopted Year Standard Pathway Total
H16 (2004) 15 15
H17 (2005) 20 20
H18 (2006) 15 15
H19 (2007) 15 15
H20 (2008) 9 9
H21 (2009) 9 9
H22 (2010) 9 9
H23 (2011) 4 4
H24 (2012) 6 6
H25 (2013) 8 1 9
H26 (2014) 6 1 7

*Includes the fellows who withdrew from the fellowships.