NAOJ fellows is prepared for highly qualified independent young researchers. That has 4 following features.
- No general duties. The successful candidates can focus on their research/development plans.
- Because the contract term is 5 years in principle, the fellows can pursue outstanding research based on a long-term research plan.
- Annual research funds of 1,000,000 JPY.
- Eligible to apply for the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research.
See this URL for the details. Usually call for the application begins in August and the deadline is in September.
The member list including alumnus is available in Japanese page.