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JSPS SUMMER PROGRAMME 2019 FOR MPhil OR PhD STUDENTS

02 November 2018

Fellowships

JSPS Summer Programme 2019
Application Deadline: 15 January 2019, 23:59 GMT
Fellowship to take place during fixed period: 11 June to 21 August 2019

The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for 2 months during the summer.

Eligibility: For the 2019 Programme, 18 fellowship places are available for UK nationals who are enrolled in PhD or M.Phil. programmes at a UK university at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided.

Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo.

Application guidelines and form are available on their website here:

https://www.britishcouncil.jp/en/programmes/higher-education/support-researchers

For any Enquiries please e-mail: science@britishcouncil.or.jp

Also reports written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows about their experiences of this programme can be found on the JSPS London website at the following link:

http://www.jsps.org/funding_case_studies/fellowsummerprogramme/






FY2019 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (first call)

28 September 2018

Fellowships

This programme provides the opportunity for short-term visits for pre- and post-doctoral UK researchers and European, North American and Canadian researchers based in the UK, for 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 UK. Researchers from any fields; Computer, Engineering, Health, Biological, Life, Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences etc. are eligible to apply. Awards will cover visits of 1 to 12 months.

Fellowship Start Period: 1st May 2019 – 31st March 2020

Grants are awarded for a period: 1 to 12 months

Closing Date: Monday 3rd December, 2018

Completed applications should be sent by e mail (short-termaward@jsps.org) to JSPS London. Any applications received by post and after the closing date will not be accepted.

Please download and carefully read the following 9 documents before starting your application form:

01 General Award Information for Applicants 

02 Guidelines for Completing your Application

03 Abstract_FY2019 

04 Subject Area Form for Natural and Physical Sciences

05 Subject Area Form for Humanities and Social Sciences

06 Application Form FY2019

07 Application Checklist FY2019

08 Notes for Referees FY2019

09 Reference Form_FY2019






FY2019 Call for JSPS Core-to-Core Projects

26 September 2018

Multilateral

Applications to JSPS Tokyo.

Duration of Project: April 2019 to March 2024 (maximum of 5 years)

Application Period: Wednesday 5th September to Monday 1st October 2018, 17:00 Japan time.

Application Procedure  






2019 Engineering Science 21st Century Doctoral / Master’s Course Program for Foreign Students with a MEXT Scholarship

Others

The Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering Science features one of our MEXT-granted programs: “Special Training Program for Robotics Engineers” in English, starting in October 2019.

The application period: Monday, November 19, 2018, to Friday, November 30, 2018

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

01_201910MEXT DC application guide for special program of 21st century

02_201910MEXT MC application guide for special program of 21st century

03 Application Form_DC

04 Application Form_MC






FY2019 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

14 August 2018

For Alumni / JBUK
Symposium Scheme

Closing date: Monday 15th October, 2018

Time frame for holding events: between June 2019 to the end of February 2020


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ESRC-AHRC UK-Japan SSH Connections Grants

02 August 2018

Bilateral

The ESRC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are inviting applications for the UK-Japan Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Connections grants, aimed at fostering the development of long-term relationships with Japanese researchers in the field of social sciences and humanities (SSH).
The overall budget for this call is £1.5 million, with funding up to £50,000 (at 100% non standard fEC) per applicant for a maximum period of 18 months.


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FY2019 EPSRC UK-Japan Call in Coordination with the JSPS Core to Core Programme

25 July 2018

Multilateral

The EPSRC are seeking expressions of interest by 16:00, Thursday 23rd August 2018, 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. Applicants will be informed by the EPSRC of the outcome of their expression of interest during the week of 10th September 2018 and those invited to submit a full application to the EPSRC should do so by 16:00, 25th October 2018.

The EPSRC will fund approximately two collaborations depending on success in the peer review process that will be managed thereafter by JSPS. Funds should be used over a 5 year period 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. Groups in all countries involved must successfully secure funds for the project to go ahead. JSPS will confirm this in February 2019 and successful projects are to start from April 2019.

For more information about the EPSRC application procedure please read the application guidance notes here

For more information about the JSPS application procedure, please go to the following web link: http://www.jsps.org/multilateral/2018/02/core-to-core-programme.html






UKRI - JSPS joint call 2018 (JRPs Lead with UKRI)

02 July 2018

Bilateral

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) are pleased to invite applications to the first UKRI-JSPS joint call. Deadline for Expression of Interests/ Full applications: mid July to mid August 2018 This initiative will provide funding for high-quality collaborative research projects between UK and Japanese researchers which contribute to advancing impacts for the benefit of both countries. UKRI and JSPS are keen to support collaboration between leading researchers and teams in areas of mutual strength through sharing resources including research facilities. The UKRI has allocated £5 million and JSPS has allocated 300,000,000 yen (approximately £2 million) to this activity to support 10 bilateral projects in total. Successful projects should start from 14th February 2019. The UKRI component of this call will be funded through the Fund for International Collaboration and the JSPS component of this call will receive financial support from within the framework of its International Joint Research Programme.


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FY2019 Call for Bilateral Joint Research Projects / Seminars

08 June 2018

Bilateral

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

Duration of Project: 2 years

Level of funding:

JSPS: Up to 2,000,000 JPY per fiscal year (Up to JPY 4,000,000 in total)

Royal Society: Up to GBP 12,000 in total

*Starting date: 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 for the Japanese side and from 18 March 2019 to 2020 for the UK side.

Application Period: 

JSPS: Wednesday 22nd August to Wednesday 5th September, 2018, Japan time.

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: Tuesday 2nd October, 2018 ,15:00 UK time

For more information please go to the following web link: http://www.jsps.org/bilateral_research_fundin/2018/02/type-a-bilatera-a136.html

Type B: Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars

Under this scheme JSPS has no formal agreement with another funding body. The Japan based group can receive support from JSPS and the counterpart group in another country should seek support for their involvement from a funding body recognised by JSPS.

Duration Supported:

Joint Projects – up to 2 years 

*Start date must be during the period of 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Joint Seminars – up to 1 week

* Seminars must be held during the period of 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

 

Level of funding:

Joint Projects - Up to JPY 2,000,000 per fiscal year    (Up to JPY 4,000,000 in total)

Joint Seminars - Up to JPY 2,000,000

Application Period: 

JSPS: Wednesday 22nd August to Wednesday 5th September, 2018, Japan time.

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.

 

For more information please go to the following web link:

http://www.jsps.org/bilateral_research_fundin/2018/02/type-b-open-partnership-joint-projectsseminars.html






UK nationals for 2019 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

18 April 2018

Others

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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