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UK nationals for 2019 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

18 April 2018


The Embassy of Japan in London is now accepting applications from UK nationals for 2019 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarship Programme.

Application documents should be submitted by post to the Embassy to arrive no later than Friday 1 June 2018 by 5pm (GMT).

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JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers FY2018 (second call)

10 April 2018


Applications to JSPS London

Fellowship Start Period: 1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019

Closing Date: Friday 1st June, 2018

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The Call for Nominations of 2018 (34th) International Prize for Biology

20 March 2018


The International Prize for Biology is a commemorative prize to celebrate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biological research. It also pays tribute to the present Emperor, His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, who has striven for many years to advance the study of gobioid fish taxonomy while contributing continuously to the developing of this Prize.

Based on nominations gathered from around the world, the Prize is awarded annually to a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to make advance in biological sciences.

The research field of this year’s Prize is “Paleontology.” 

Nominations to: JSPS Tokyo

Closing Date: 20 April 2018

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FY2018 JSPS London BRIDGE Fellowship Call for Applications

21 December 2017

For Alumni / JBUK

Closing date: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Visit start period: Between July 2018 to the end of March 2019

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2018 Master’s and Doctoral Programmes at UNU-IAS in Tokyo

13 December 2017


The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is now accepting applications for September 2018 admission to our postgraduate degree programmes: the Master of Science in Sustainability and the PhD in Sustainability Science. The application deadlines are 28 February 2018 for the master’s programme, and 27 April 2018 for the doctoral programme. Both programmes start in September 2018.


For more information, please find it here.


07 November 2017


JSPS Summer Programme 2018
Application Deadline: Monday 15th January 2018
Fellowship to take place during fixed period: 12 June to 22 August 2018

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

For any Enquiries please e-mail:

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JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers FY2018 (first call)

13 October 2017


Applications to JSPS London

Fellowship Start Period: 1st May 2018 to 31st March 2019

Closing Date: Friday 1st December, 2017

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FY2018 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

06 September 2017

For Alumni / JBUK
Symposium Scheme

Closing date: Wednesday 8th November, 2017

Time frame for holding events: between June 2018 to the end of February 2019

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Open Faculty Positions at OIST in Okinawa, Japan

23 August 2017


The following open postions for faculty members at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.

Chemistry: All areas of chemistry, including chemical biology,
synthetic organic/inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and materials chemistry.

Computer Science: All areas of computer science, including machine learning,
AI, robotics, algorithms, theory, software engineering, graphics, and visualization.

Cell Biology: All areas of cell biology, including cellular signaling, structural biology,
stem cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, neurobiology,
and the biology of cancer and other disease states at the cellular and molecular levels.

For more information, please visit the university's website:

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

20 July 2017


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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