Public offering of Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER) in FY 2023 has been opened. This project works to show new career paths to young researchers which they can succeed with, for example in industry circles, while creating through industry, academia and government, a stable and independent position for young researchers who would tackle new areas of research. With these objectives at its core, the LEADER program was launched by MEXT.
Those who wish to apply should check the application procedure and submit application documents through the electronic application system by the application deadline.
From 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2023 to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 15, 2023 (JST)
The posts offered from the research institution will be publicized on the website of JSPS in late May.
・Late May (tentative)～
Publicize the post list
・May 12 – June 15
Young researchers apply to MEXT for “Excellent Young Researchers (EYR)”
・After the posts has publicized
Negotiations among the parties
※For details, please refer to the Application Guidelines etc.
Review of the applicants (young researchers)
Selection of EYR candidates (Notification of the result of screening to applicants)
Determination of EYR
・October or later
Start of research activities as an EYR
If you are interested in this project, please visit the website below and obtain detailed information by “Application Guidelines” etc.
(*The English version of the application guidelines will be published in mid to late May.)
◆The brochure for FY2023 (Japanese only)