National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

View of Mount Fuji, Japan


In Japan, the program is administered by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).  The Graduate University of Advanced Studies (Soken-dai in Japanese) coordinates the orientation and Japanese language courses, and helps participants move to host institutions. For more information on the JSPS Summer Program click here.

See How to Locate Potential Host Institutions for more information on how to locate a host institution/researcher in Japan.

Potential Host Institutions in Japan

Applicants to Japan should seek formal acceptance from a senior-level representative at the host institution (e.g., Professor, Director), even if the applicant's mentor will be a junior-level (e.g., Assistant Professor) researcher at that institution.

List of Eligible Host Institutes:

1) Japanese national, public or private universities
2) Inter-university research institutes
3) Research institutes and scientific research corporations under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), other research institutes or scientific research corporations listed below:

         - National Laboratories
         - Prefectural Research Institutes
         - Independent Administrative Institutions
         - Non-Profit Organizations and Corporations
         - Others
Please confirm the eligibility of other institutes and corporations not listed below with JSPS.

National Laboratories

National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
National Research Institute of Police Science, Japan
National Institute of Public Health
National Center for Child Health and Development
National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
National Institute for Minamata Disease
National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster
Central Customs Laboratory
National Institute for Longevity Sciences, NCGG
Meteorological Research Institute, JMA
National Cancer Center
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
Research Institute, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
International Medical Center of Japan
National Institute of Health Sciences
Geographical Survey Institute(Geography & Crustal Dynamics Research Center)
National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
National Institute for Environmental Studies
Okazaki National Research Institute


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Prefectural Research Institutes

Hokkaido Institute of Environmental Sciences
Hokkaido Food Processing Research Center
Hokkaido Forest Products Research Institute
Local Independent Administrative Institution Aomori Prefectural Industrial Technology Research Center
Local Independent Administrative Agency Iwate Industrial Research Institute
Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels Akita
Akita Research and Development Center
Miyagi Cancer Center
Ibaraki Agriculture Institute
Textile Research Institute of Gunma
Center for Environmental Science in Saitama
Saitama Cancer Center
Chiba Cancer Center
Chiba Prefectural Environmental Research Center
Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health
Kanagawa Industrial Technology Center
Kanagawa Environmental Research Center
Kanagawa Cancer Center Research Institute
Niigata Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences
Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences
Toyama Institute of Health
Toyama Industrial Technology Center (English site not available)
Toyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Fishery Research Institute
Toyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Forestry Research Institute
Toyama Prefectural Institute for Pharmaceutical Research
Industrial Research Institute of Ishikawa
Gifu Prefectural Research Institute of Information Technology
Industrial Technology Center, Gifu Prefectural Government
Gifu Prefectural Research Institute for Health and Environmental Sciences
Aichi Cancer Center
Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute
Technology Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture
Osaka City Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences
Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health
Research Institute,Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases
Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health
Hyogo Prefectural Institute of Technology
Industrial Technology Center of Okayama Prefecture (website currently not available)
Ehime Institute of Industrial Technology
Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center
Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History
Industrial Technology Center of Nagasaki
Oita Industrial Research Institute
Miyazaki Prefecture Industrial Technology Center

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Independent Administrative Institutions

National Center for University Entrance Examinations
Center for National University Finance and Management
National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
National Maritime Research Institute
National Institute for Materials Science
National Research Institute of Brewing(NRIB)
Port and Airport Research Institute
Electronic Navigation Research Institute
National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Marine Technical College
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
National Institute of Radiological Sciences
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Building Research Institute
National Institute for Environmental Studies
National Institute of Health and Nutrition
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Fisheries Research Agency
Public Works Research Institute
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
High Engergy Accelorator Research Organization (KEK)
National Museum of Nature and Science

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Non-Profit Organizations and Corporations

Iwate Biotechnology Research Center
Japan Fine Ceramics Center
Nippon Institute for Biological Science
Plant Ecochemicals Research Center
Japan Wildlife Research Center
The Japan Kinoko Research Center Foundation
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Institute for Grobal Environmental Strategies(IGES)
Institute for Environmental Sciences
Foundation of Hokkaido River Disaster Prevention Research Center
Japan Power Engineering and Inspection Corporation
Japan Automobile Research Institute
Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan
Japan Chemical Analysis Center
The Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Chemicals Evaluation and Research Institute, Japan
Institution for Transport Policy Studies
International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
Sagami Chemical Research Center
The New Industry Research Organization
Okayama Ceramics Research Foundation
Establishment of Tropical Marine Ecological Research(ETMER), Akajima Marine Science Laboratory
Overseas Coastal Area Development Institute of Japan
Japan Weather Association
Japan Environmental Sanitation Center
Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research
Osaka Bioscience Institute
Institute for Laser Technology
Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology
Tokyo Metropolitan Organization for Medical Research
International Superconductivity Technology Center
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Railway Technical Research Institute
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute(JASRI)
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
Equine Research Institute, JRA
NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories
Japan Sewage Works Agency

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NTT Communication Science Laboratories
NTT Basic Research Laboratories
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International

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