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07 Apr 2016 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (2nd and final call of FY2016)

Applications to JSPS London

Fellowship Start Period: 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017

Closing Date: Wednesday 8 June 2016


This Programme provides the opportunity for short-term visits for 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 of 1st April 2015) as well as Switzerland and Norway
  • USA and Canada

Nationals of other countries may be eligible to apply for funding through JSPS Tokyo 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 Post-doctoral 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 1 November 2016 and 31 March 2017



  • JSPS’ designated travel agent will provide a return air ticket for the most direct, economical route.
  • Monthly maintenance allowance of 362,000 JPY (for Post-doctoral Fellows) 200,000 JPY (for Doctoral Fellows)
  • Settling-in allowance of 200,000JPY (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.



Wednesday, 8 June 2016


Please download and carefully read the following 10 documents before starting your application form:

01 General Award Information

02 Host Institutions

03 Guidelines for Completing your Application

04 Abstract

05 JSPS Subject Area Form for Computer, Engineering, Life, Natural and Physical Sciences

06 JSPS Subject Area Form for Humanities and Social Sciences

07 Application Form

08 Application Checklist

09 Notes for Referees

10 JSPS 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 Wednesday, 8 June 2016.

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