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31 Mar 2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term)

Applications to JSPS London Office
Fellowship Start Period: Between November 2011 to the end of March 2012
Closing Date: 1 June 2011 (Now closed)


This Programme provides the opportunity for short-term visits for young pre- and post-doctoral UK researchers and researchers from Europe and North America based in the UK to conduct 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 United Kingdom. Researchers from all fields of sciences including humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. Awards will cover visits of 1 to 12 months.


Only nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply through the JSPS London Office:

  • UK
  • All European Union countries as well as Switzerland and Norway
  • USA and Canada

Nationals of other countries may be eligible to apply for funding through JSPS Headquarters. Please check their fellowship programmes and eligibility criteria by referring to the following web page:

Please also note that there are different eligibility criteria for PhD student applicants and Postdoctoral applicants and your status at the time of your proposed tenure start date determines which eligibility criteria is applicable to you.


  • Grants are awarded for a period of 1 to 12 months.
  • Successful applicants are asked to start their awards in Japan between November 2011 and the end of March 2012


  • JSPS’ designated travel agent will provide a return air ticket for the most direct, economical route.
  • Monthly maintenance allowance of \362,000 (for Post-Doctoral Fellows) \200,000 (for Doctoral Fellows)
  • Settling-in allowance of \200,000 (only for awardees with a tenure of four or more months)
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage (based on JSPS regulations)
  • There is an additional research support allowance available for the host, to cover cooperative research expenses with a fellow. Applications for this allowance should be made by the host to JSPS Headquarters.


17:30, Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Please download and carefully read the following documents before starting your application form.

Award Information for Applicants pdf
List of Host Institutions pdf
Guidelines for Completing your Application pdf
Abstract Form
Subject Area Form for Computer, Engineering, Life, Natural and Physical Sciences
Subject Area Form for Humanities and Social Sciences
Application Form
Application Check-List
Notes for Referees
Reference Form


For application enquiries and submissions please contact:

JSPS London
14 Stephenson Way
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7255 4660
Fax: +44 (0)20 7255 4669

In addition, an electronic version of the abstract and application form (as word documents) are required to be e mailed to: by the same closing date of 17:30, Wednesday 1 June, 2011

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