JAXA is looking for talented and motivated individuals who are willing to work at the frontline of Japanese space development, space science and aviation technology.
The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) established the JAXA International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) as a prestigious new fellowship program in 2009.
This program offers scientists and engineers in aerospace an opportunity to conduct research into the scientific and technical aspects of space. Examples of possible research topics include:
- Structure and origin of the universe
- Formation of the earth and solar system
- Utilization of the space environment for microgravity experiments
- Engineering and technology development for the exploitation of space
The ITYF is designed to attract outstanding, highly motivated, young researchers in any of the space science fields covered by ISAS/JAXA to work in Japan for 3 (extendable to 5) years. The excellent remuneration package (see below) includes research budget and travel support so that the Fellow can extend their international profile, as well as developing collaborations within Japan.