The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science is currently calling for applications for the 12th HOPE Meeting to be held in Tokyo, Japan on 9 to 13 March 2020.

The HOPE Meeting is an event for graduate students and young researchers to network and engage in discussions with fellow academicians from different disciplines. It will also feature lectures, small group discussions, a poster session, oral presentations, a cultural experience program, and research facilities and historical heritages excursion.


The application is open to promising young researchers who obtained his/her PhD in Physics, Chemistry, or Physiology/Medicine and related fields (receiving their PhDs after 2 April 2014). Interested parties are requested to submit the accomplished application form together with the following documents to Office of the Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services (OUSEC-STS) not later than 26 August 2019:

  1. Endorsement from head of agency
  2. Copy of curriculum vitae; and
  3. Copy of transcript of records

Please note that the applicant’s CV should highlight his/her publications in international/national/local ISI and non-ISI journals and proceedings as well as presentations in international/national/local fora. The applicant should also have a valid Philippine passport and be ready to travel in case he/she is selected.

For more information about the HOPE meeting, you may visit their website at

Applications may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and for further inquiries, you may contact 837-7494 or 8372071 loc 2006.