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Experience Japan Exhibition 2019

Date  : Saturday, 23 November 2019

Venue: The Royal Society, Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall

Admission is free of charge. Online registration is recommended but not required.
Pre-register online to receive a special gift on the day.

Event Programme and Registration


The Experience Japan Exhibition seeks to introduce the growing range of study and research opportunities available in Japan.

Several leading Japanese universities will be attending the event to provide information on their exciting programmes, as well as about the various research opportunities, summer courses and other options open to international students. They will also provide information about the variety of scholarships and research funding available to help you take full advantage of these learning opportunities. From joining a cutting-edge research team at a top-tier university to studying Japanese at your own pace in a custom-made language course, Japan has no shortage of options to give you the study abroad experience you’re looking for.

This year’s line-up of seminars will cover the basics about local life, as well as allow you to hear directly from individuals who have lived, studied, and conducted research in Japan. Guest speakers will be delivering presentations that provide insights into the Japanese language, and the experience of being a researcher in Japan. There will also be a special seminar on the ever-popular Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.


The event is hosted by Keio University, co-hosted by the British Council, and supported by JSPS and other funding agencies.




Neutrino physics: past, present and future

Date and Time: Thursday, 19 December 2019, 10:00 – 15:30

Location: Springer Nature Campus, London

Link to register attendance:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/neutrino-physics-past-present-and-future-tickets-79536869919

This event is organised by Dr Teppei Katori, King's College London and Dr Iulia Georgescu, Nature Reviews Physics with support from JSPS London

Neutrinos may be key to tackling deep questions about the Universe, such as the existence of new physics beyond the predictions of the accepted model of particle physics. There are many things we don't yet fully understand about these elusive particles, and to search for answers, physicists rely on large high-precision instruments built in unusual places, such as the Antarctic or abandoned underground mines, that are operated by big international collaborations. Some of the questions this event will cover include: What have we learned about neutrinos in the past decade and what do we hope to uncover in the coming years? How do these large instruments work and what does it take to run large international collaborations? Why do physicists build their experiments in remote locations and what technologies do they use to detect neutrinos? What challenges do they encounter when working across continents?

 We have invited five leading scientists from the UK and Japan to share their excitement about neutrino physics and discuss the practical challenges they face in their research.

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FY2020 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (First of two calls)

This programme provides the opportunity for short-term visits for pre- and post-doctoral UK researchers and European, North American and Canadian researchers based in the UK and the Republic of Ireland , for cooperative research with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Institutions. The programme is designed to provide researchers with first-hand experience of the research and living environment in Japan, whilst expanding academic exchange between Japan and the UK or Republic of Ireland. Researchers from any fields; Computer, Engineering, Health, Biological, Life, Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences etc. are eligible to apply. Awards will cover visits of 1 to 12 months.

Fellowship Start Period: 1st May 2020 – 31st March 2021

Grants are awarded for a period: 1 to 12 months

Closing Date: Monday 2nd December, 2019

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JSPS SUMMER PROGRAMME 2020 FOR MPhil OR PhD STUDENTS

JSPS Summer Programme 2020
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020, 23:59 GMT
Fellowship to take place during fixed period: 9 June to 19 August 2020

The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for 2 months during the summer.

Eligibility: For the 2020 Programme, 23 fellowship places are available for UK nationals who are enrolled in PhD or M.Phil. programmes at a UK university at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided.

Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo.

Application guidelines and form are available on their website here:

https://www.britishcouncil.jp/en/programmes/higher-education/support-researchers

For any Enquiries please e-mail: science@britishcouncil.or.jp

Also reports written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows about their experiences of this programme can be found on the JSPS London website at the following link:

http://www.jsps.org/funding_case_studies/fellowsummerprogramme/