JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Overseas Researchers

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)


Grant amount: ¥3,000,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 6, 2018 9:00am PST

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference, Research, Fellowship

Location of project: Japan

Location of residency: Isle of Man, United Kingdom

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 6 years of receiving their PhD

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Overview:

Aim

The aim of the programme is to help researchers advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research both in Japan and abroad.

This scheme provides funding for early career postdoctoral researchers to conduct cooperative research in Japan, with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other institutions, under the guidance of a host. The British Academy is an overseas nominating authority for this scheme, which is funded entirely by the JSPS. In this capacity, the British Academy nominates a designated number of candidates each year. Applications can also be made independently of the British Academy, by an open recruitment route, through host researchers in Japan.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • This scheme provides funding for early career postdoctoral researchers to conduct cooperative research in Japan, with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other institutions, under the guidance of a host.

  • Applicants must:

    • Be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands

    • Hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior to the award

    • Have arranged in advance a research plan with a Japanese host researcher employed at a Japanese university/research institution.

  • All fields of the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. Applications for research in the natural sciences should apply through the Royal Society.

  • Value and Duration

    • Awards are for a period of between 12 months minimum to 24 months maximum. The JSPS provides the following support:

      • A round-trip air ticket for the Fellow

      • A monthly maintenance stipend of ¥362,000

      • A settling-in allowance of ¥200,000

      • A research Grant ("Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research") of up to ¥1,500,000 per year (to a total of ¥3,000,000 for two years) for cooperative research-related expenses, applied for by the Japanese Host Researcher through his/her Host Institution