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20 Jul 2017 FY2018 EPSRC UK-Japan Call in Coordination with the JSPS Core to Core Programme

The EPSRC are seeking expressions of interest by Monday 14th August 2017, for participation of UK groups in the JSPS Core-to-Core Scheme in the area of advanced functional materials. 

The EPSRC will contribute up to £2M for the call as matching funding to that provided by JSPS, funding approximately two collaborations depending on success in the peer review process that will be managed by JSPS. Funds should be used over a 5 year period starting from April 2018 for joint research projects, seminars and researcher exchanges with the aim to create world-class research hubs centred around the UK, Japan and at least one other country.

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19 Jul 2017 FY2018 Call for JSPS Invitation Fellowships

There are 3 types of JSPS Invitation Fellowships for mid career to senior level researchers to do collaborative research in Japan:

Long term: for a 2 to 10 month visit

Short Term: for a 2 week to 2 month visit

Short Term (s): for a 1 week to 1 month visit 

Fellowship Start Period: between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Application Deadline: 1 September 2017

*Please send applications to JSPS Tokyo via a host institution. Please be aware the internal deadline set by the host institution to collect applications to forward to JSPS Tokyo will be earlier.

Application Guidelines and Form

10 Jul 2017 FY2018 Call for JSPS Core-to-Core Projects


Applications to JSPS Tokyo 
Duration of Project: April 2018 - March 2023 (Max. 5 years)
Application Period: Wed 6 September 2017 - Wed 4 October 2017

Application Procedure

29 Jun 2017 FY2018 Bilateral Joint Research Projects/ Seminars

Type A: Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’ Counterpart Institutions
This scheme is based on an agreement with the Royal Society.

Duration of Project: 2 years

*Starting date: 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 for the Japanese side and from 31 March 2018 to 2019 for the UK side.  

Application Period: 

JSPS: Wednesday 23rd August to Wednesday 6th September, 2017. Applications should be sent centrally by the institution in Japan to JSPS Tokyo. JSPS Tokyo does not accept applications from individual researchers and please note that the applicant's affiliated institution may set an earlier, internal deadline to collect and check the format of these applications before forwarding to JSPS Tokyo. Under no circumstances will JSPS Tokyo accept a late application.

Royal Society: 10th October 2017, 15:00 UK time. 

Type B: Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars

Duration of Project: 

Joint Projects – up to 2 years 

*Start date must be during the period of 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Joint Seminars – up to 1 week
* Seminars must be held during the period of 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

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15 Jun 2017 FY2018 Call for Open Research Area for the social sciences


Applications to JSPS Tokyo  
Duration of Project: Starting date is expected between October 2018 to March 2019. *The exact starting date will be decided through a discussion among the research leaders from each country.
Application Period: 4 December 2017 - 31 January 2018 (for the Japanese side)

Application Procedure

30 Mar 2017 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (last call for FY2017)

Applications to JSPS London

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

Closing Date: Thursday 1st June 2017

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18 Jan 2017 2017 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Long Term)

2017 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Long Term) 

For a 12 to 24 month research visit to Japan.

Eligibilty is limited to the natural sciences and UK and EU citizens.

Fellowships should start between 1 September to 30 November 2017.

Applications should be sent to the Royal Society

Deadline: Tuesday 7th March 2017

05 Jan 2017 Application Guidelines for the JSPS London JBUK Japan Award 2017

Closing date: Monday 20th March 2017

Visit Period: Between June 2017 to the end of February 2018

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FY2017 JSPS London BRIDGE Fellowship Call for Applications


Closing date: Monday 13th February 2017
Visit start period: Between July 2017 to the end of March 2018

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JSPS Summer Programme 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday 15th January 2017
Fellowship to take place during fixed period: 13 June to 23 August 2017

Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo. Application guidelines and form are available on their website here:

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