[Blueboard] JSPS RONPAKU Program for JFY 2006

Joanna Ruiz jruiz at ateneo.edu
Wed Jul 20 09:34:57 PHT 2005

>From the Department of Science and Technology, Republic of the Philippines:

JSPS RONPAKU Program for JFY 2006

The application period for the JSPS RONPAKU (Dissertation Ph.D.) Program for 
JFY 2006 is now open. The program aims to provide tutorial and financial 
support to promising researchers in Asia who wish to obtain their Ph.D. 
degrees from Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation 
without going through the regular course work. Grantees of the Program are 
allowed to visit Japan once a year, for a maximum period of five years, to 
conduct their dissertation research under the joint supervision of a 
Japanese advisor who in turn visits the Philippines, whenever necessary to 
supervise the fellow's research together with the Home advisor.

A RONPAKU applicant must be a researcher who:
1. has not obtained a Ph.D. degree from a Japanese university
2. wishes to obtain a Ph.D. degree from a Japanese university through the 
submission of a dissertation
3. has already achieved substantial research results, and is likely through 
dissertation research under the Program to successfully obtain a Ph.D. 
4. already holds a full-time position as a researcher in  a university or 
research institution in the Philippines or will likely be appointed to such 
a position by 1 April 2006
5. is under the age of 49 by 1 April 2006, and
6. is recommended by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

It is essential, however, that an applicant first identifies a prospective 
Japanese advisor who must be either a professor, associate professor, or 
lecturer who teaches in a doctoral program of either a national, public, or 
private university in Japan. Furthermore, an applicant must check with 
his/her proposed advisor the deadline of their university in accepting 
RONPAKU applications as the Japanese advisor via the host institution will 
be responsible for submitting the application forms to JSPS.

The DOST, for its part, will provide all qualified applicants the RONPAKU 
guidelines, application forms, and letter of recommendation until 20 August 
2005 (but please be award of the Japanese university deadline). For more 
inforamtion regarding the program, please visit the JSPS website at 
http://www.jsps.go.jp/e-asia/ronpaku.htm or e-mail the following address: 
jsps at dost.gov.ph.

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