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BRIDGE Fellowship

 JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship provides opportunities for overseas researchers who have conducted research activities under JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan or other JSPS programs to re-visit Japan to create, sustain and/ or strengthen research collaborations with Japanese colleagues. The objective is to build strong networks among researchers in Japan and other countries through a variety of activities. These include former JSPS fellows visiting their past host institutions in Japan, or coming to Japan to plan or implement joint research projects and seminars, to offer training or lectures for young researchers, or to prepare or attend scientific conferences and research meetings.
In the UK and RoI, based on applications by individual researchers, candidates are recommended to JSPS’s Head Office by JSPS Alumni Associations of the UK and Republic of Ireland (via JSPS London Office).

Number About 5
Duration of Stay 14 - 45 consecutive days
Coverage of
  • Return air ticket
  • Daily maintenance allowance: ¥15,000
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • Research support allowance :up to ¥150,000

JSPS London Symposium/Seminar Scheme

JSPS London's primary aims include publicising academic research from Japan and strengthening collaborative research linkages between the UK or Republic of  Ireland (RoI) and Japan. To help achieve these aims, JSPS London has created this scheme to support events organised by members of the JSPS Alumni Association of the UK and RoI or for Japanese Researchers based in the UK or RoI at institutional or departmental level. These events should aim to create high quality collaboration in cutting edge fields or showcase research in areas where Japan and the UK or RoI are world leading. This could be a symposium (for over 50 participants) or smaller scale seminar (for up to 50 participants). Both kinds of events can either focus on UK or RoI-Japan bilateral collaboration or be part of an international conference that aims to develop trusted multilateral partnerships with Japan and the UK and/or RoI at the centre.



Applicable research fields

All fields at higher education institutions

Duration for Event 1 to 3 days for a symposium / up to 1 day for a seminar
Terms of Funding

・An international air ticket, accommodation and daily allowance for speakers from Japan (up to 3 people)

・Funding towards the venue, catering, advertisement, material printing and costs of publication arising from the event besed on the condition below.

 For the seminar:up to £1,000 

 For the bilateral symposium:up to £1,500

 For the multilateral symposium:up to £2,000

Latest Call of JSPS London Symposium/Seminar Scheme

JBUK Japan Award

The purpose of the JSPS London JBUK Japan Award is to reimburse international transportation costs and provide a maintenance allowance to JSPS London JBUK members, currently based at universities and research institutions in the UK, for one collaborative research trip to their Japanese host institution(s).