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Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short-Term)


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 May 2012 and the end of March 2013


  • 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, Thursday 1 December, 2011


JSPS London currently operates an open resubmissions policy unless a previous result letter specifically does not invite this. A resubmission should be substantively different from a previous application with modified aims and objectives and revised methodological approach.


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 doc
Subject Area Form for Computer, Engineering, Life, Natural and Physical Sciences doc
Subject Area Form for Humanities and Social Sciences doc
Application Form doc
Application Check-List doc
Notes for Referees pdf
Reference Form doc


For application enquiries and submissions please contact:

JSPS London

14 Stephenson Way



Tel.: +44 (0)20 7255 4660

Fax: +44 (0)20 7255 4669

E-mail: short-termaward@jsps.org

In addition, an electronic version of the abstract and application form (as word documents) are required to be e mailed to: short-termaward@jsps.org by the same closing date of 17:30, Thursday 1 December, 2011

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