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04 Oct 2016 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (first of two calls in FY2017)

Applications to JSPS London

Fellowship Start Period: 1st May 2017 to 31st March 2018

Closing Date: Thursday 1st December 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 1st May 2017 and 31st March 2018



    • 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.



    Thursday, 1st December 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


    NW1 2HD

    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 Thursday, 1st December 2016.

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