Information on expert reviews

Expert reviews in the JSPS Research Fellowship Programme

To be able to apply for a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship, interested applicants must provide references as part of their application. If you would like to support a postdoc with above-average qualifications who is planning a research stay in Japan by writing an expert review, please follow the instructions below.

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Please refer to our website or the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships programme information to find out exactly what is required of the applicant.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship – website
Programme information (standard) (PDF, 171 KB)
Programme information (short-term) (PDF, 128 KB)

How to proceed

Your assessment of the applicant plays an important role in the review process.

Please write your statement using the list of questions for expert reviews (PDF) and answer all the questions in detail, in English, and in the specified order where possible. Then please upload this document to a protected area; the applicant will send you the corresponding link to this area in an email. Your statement will, of course, be treated as confidential.

Please note

Without your expert review, the application is incomplete and cannot be submitted. We therefore recommend that you upload your review as soon as possible after being notified by the applicant.

Once all completed application documents have been submitted and checked for eligibility, we will forward them to external peer reviewers. The final selection is made by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.