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FY2021 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (First call for FY2021)

25 November 2020

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 and Ireland, 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 or Ireland. 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 August 2021 – 31st March 2022

Closing Date: Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Completed applications should be sent to JSPS London using the following e mail address: short-termaward@jsps.org  Any applications received by post or after the closing date will not be accepted.

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

01 General Award Information for Applicants  

02 Guidelines for Completing your Application  

03 Abstract 

04 Subject Area Form for the Natural and Physical Sciences  

05 Subject Area Form for the Humanities and Social Sciences 

06 Application Form FY2021  

07 Application Checklist  

08 Notes for Referees 

09 Reference Form  






FY2021 EPSRC UK-Japan Call in Coordination with the JSPS Core to Core Programme

19 August 2020

Multilateral

The EPSRC are seeking expressions of interest by 16:00 (BST), Wednesday 9th September 2020, for participation of UK groups in the JSPS Core-to-Core Programme in the area of advanced functional materials. Proposals must principally focus on the physical science of materials rather than their incorporation into devices or use in other applications.


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FY2021 JSPS and The Royal Society Joint Call for Bilateral Research Projects

08 August 2020

Bilateral

Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’ Counterpart Funding Institution in the UK (The Royal Society)

This scheme is based on an agreement with The Royal Society. JSPS will cover the costs of the Japan team, and The Royal Society will cover the costs of the UK team.   

- It is intended that JSPS and The Royal Society will fund the same joint research projects. 

- The counterpart UK team leader is to submit an application to The Royal Society. Applications submitted by one side only will not be accepted. Japan and UK team leaders should therefore be sure that their counterpart submits a matching application.

*Please note under this scheme only joint research projects are supported and not Seminars.


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FY2020 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Final call for FY2020)

04 April 2020

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 and the Republic of Ireland , 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 or Republic of Ireland. 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 November 2020 – 31st March 2021

Closing Date: Monday 8th June, 2020

Completed applications should be sent to JSPS London using the following e mail address: short-termaward@jsps.org  Any applications received by post or after the closing date will not be accepted.

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

01 General Award Information for Applicants  

02 Guidelines for Completing your Application 

03 Abstract Form

04 Subject Area Form for Natural and Physical Sciences

05 Subject Area Form for Humanities and Social Sciences

06 Application Form FY2020 

07 Application Checklist  

08 Notes for Referees  

09 Reference Form 






The Call for Nominations of 2020 (36th) International Prize for Biology

21 January 2020

Others

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 Emperor Emeritus, 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 "Biology of Environmental Responses".

Nominations to: JSPS Tokyo

Closing date: 10 April 2020

Please find more details on our website: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-biol






FY2020 JSPS London BRIDGE Fellowship Call for Applications

28 November 2019

Closing date: Monday 6th January, 2020


Visit start period: Between July 2020 to the end of March 2021


Outline

This award gives the opportunity for past fellows of JSPS programmes to revisit Japan to create, sustain and/or strengthen collaborative linkages with the Japanese academic community. The objective is to build strong networks between researchers in Japan and the UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) through a variety of academic activities. All researchers who are registered with the UK & RoI-JSPS Alumni Association are eligible to apply.
These visits may include Fellows revisiting their past or new host institutions, holding meetings to plan or arrange joint research projects or seminars, training young researchers, giving lectures, and preparing or attending scientific conferences and research meetings. The results of each BRIDGE visit are to be recorded in reports written by both the visiting researcher and their Alumni Association. These reports are then used to evaluate the visit by the collaborative linkages created, sustained or strengthened as a result.

Please visit the JSPS Tokyo head office webpage for more information:

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-plaza/bridge/index.html


Applicable Field

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included.


Eligibility of Applicant

To be eligible, the researcher must meet all of the following requirements:

• Researchers who have conducted research in Japan under a JSPS International Programme and are registered with the JSPS Alumni Association of the UK & RoI and are based in the UK or RoI for research purposes are eligible to apply.

• Researchers who are employed as an active researcher working at a university or a research institute.

• The host researcher must be in support of all 7 administrative clauses on Form B (Agreement by Host Researcher) and e mail correspondence must be provided as evidence.


•Researchers who have received a BRIDGE Fellowship within the last 5 years (FY2015– FY2019) can not apply to this call. 


Eligibility of Host Researcher

In principle, researchers who are employed full time or classified as such at one of the Japanese research institutions listed below are eligible to host a BRIDGE Fellow.


(1)Universities, inter-university research institutes
(2)Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) facilities and other institutions engaged in scientific research
(3)Colleges of Technology
(4)Institutions designated by MEXT


*Eligible institutions under (1)-(4) are listed at:

https://www-kokusai.jsps.go.jp/jsps1/kikanList.do (Posted only in Japanese) 

*Definition of “full-time employment” is according to the regulations of the host institution.
*There are cases where researchers not employed in a full-time position may be eligible. Such persons must be eligible to apply for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) and their affiliated institution must judge them able to implement the project and provide an appropriate research environment (e.g. laboratory, equipment, personnel) for it.

Requirements of BRIDGE Fellows

• Fellows are required to submit a report to the JSPS Tokyo head office and JSPS London within one month of completing their tenure. This report, including details of the affiliation of the host researcher and BRIDGE Fellow, may be given public access on the internet. Fellows may also be invited to take participate in surveys aimed at improving JSPS programmes.

• Fellows are asked to mention they have been invited under the JSPS BRIDGE program when giving lectures and presentations in Japan.

• During their tenure, the Fellow is obligated to concentrate on creating, sustaining and strengthening research and academic networks related to the BRIDGE program and should not be engaged in other paid or non paid activities.


Commencement of Awards

JSPS London will make up to 6 recommendations for awards to the JSPS Tokyo head office in this call. This will be the only call for FY2020.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing by JSPS London within 2 months of the closing date. Successful applicants will receive an award letter and pre-departure preparation documents from the JSPS Tokyo head office by mid April 2020.

• Fellowships are awarded for a period of 14 to 30 consecutive days
• Successful applicants are asked to start their Fellowships in Japan  between 1 July 2020 to 31 March 2021.

*All offices are officially closed between 29 December 2019 to 3 January 2021 (6 days) in Japan and researchers may not be able to carry out their activities at Japanese universities/ research institutions during this period. The time requested for the BRIDGE Fellowship to cover can not include these dates. Fellows need to provide for their own expenses during this time.

*The Olympics and Paralympic games will take place in Japan from 22nd July to 9th August 2020 and 25th August to 6th September 2020 respectively. If planning a research trip during these times, please consider that it may be difficult to secure accommodation.


Value of the Award

•Round trip air ticket (arranged by JSPS’ designated travel agent)
*JSPS can not reimburse BRIDGE fellows for air tickets they have purchased by themselves.

• Daily maintenance allowance of 13,000JPY
• Research Support allowance of 100,000JPY
*This allowance covers cooperative research-related expenses and can be applied for by the host researcher through their host institution to the JSPS Tokyo head office once award of a fellowship has been confirmed.
• Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage.


*These terms of award are subject to change.


Application Assessment Criteria

• Provision a: Recruitment Policy
• Provision b: Screening Criteria
• Provision c: Rules for Nominating Committee Members

These documents can be found at the following URL:
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-plaza/bridge/uk/index.html


Application Procedure

To apply for the scheme, please download and complete the application form and agreement by the host researcher, available below:

 JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Application Form FY2020 (Form A) *This is a fillable PDF form.

 Agreement by the Host Researcher (Form B) *This is a fillable PDF form.
 
In addition to Forms A and B the following information should be submitted: 
•E mail correspondence between the applicant and host (of no more than 10, A4 pages) which discusses the research to be undertaken during a BRIDGE Fellowship. Please provide e mail correspondence in English and a translation where necessary.
•One, A4 page CV
•One, A4 page list of selected publications.

In all sections of the application form please do not use a font size below 10. For the application form (Form A), a hand written signature scanned (digital image) can be accepted.

Any additional information given will not be considered.


All completed application forms, e mail correspondence, CV and publication list should be e mailed to JSPS London at: enquire@jsps.org


Further Notes

• There is a limit of one application per person in any fiscal year, irrespective of whether the applicant may belong to more than one JSPS Alumni Association.

• A researcher may not be a candidate for the BRIDGE Fellowship and another JSPS Programme at the same time.

•A researcher may not be awarded a BRIDGE Fellowship and a fellowship from another funding organisation at the same time to fund the same research trip.

• Researchers who have been supported under any JSPS international program are required to describe the results and its relevance, if any, in their application for a BRIDGE Fellowship.

• JSPS does not support any research or network building activity directly related to military affairs.

• Applicants should be aware that all information provided will be dealt with in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations of JSPS London. Information will be held and processed at JSPS London, JSPS Tokyo and possibly other JSPS overseas offices and will be used exclusively for the purpose of implementing JSPS Programmes.

• Should JSPS London determine any information provided is incomplete, falsified, plagiarized or otherwise flawed, the application will be rejected.

• Fellows and host researchers must follow the rules established by the host institution and JSPS that prohibit infringement of human rights and research misconduct. JSPS will take appropriate measures (e.g termination of fellowship, require reimbursement of part or all allowances paid) in cases of misuse of research funds, improper conduct (e.g. fabrication, falsification, plagiarization), unjustifiable acts (e.g. discrimination, harassment), or violation of laws.






FY2020 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (First of two calls)

09 October 2019

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 and the Republic of Ireland , 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 or Republic of Ireland. 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 2020 – 31st March 2021

Grants are awarded for a period: 1 to 12 months

Closing Date: Monday 2nd December, 2019

Completed applications should be sent to JSPS London using the following e mail address: short-termaward@jsps.org  Any applications received by post or 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 Form

04 Subject Area Form for Natural and Physical Sciences

05 Subject Area Form for Humanities and Social Sciences

06 Application Form FY2020

07 Application Checklist

08 Notes for Referees

09 Reference Form






JSPS SUMMER PROGRAMME 2020 FOR MPhil OR PhD STUDENTS

07 October 2019

Fellowships

JSPS Summer Programme 2020
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020, 23:59 GMT
Fellowship to take place during fixed period: 9 June to 19 August 2020

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 2020 Programme, 23 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/






FY2020 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

13 August 2019

For Alumni / JBUK
Symposium Scheme

FY2020 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

JSPS London's primary aims include publicising academic research from Japan and strengthening collaborative research linkages between the UK or Republic of  Ireland (RoI) and Japan. To help achieve these aims, JSPS London has created this scheme to support events organised by members of the JSPS Alumni Association of the UK and RoI or by Japanese Researchers based in the UK or RoI at institutional or departmental level. These events should aim to create high quality collaboration in cutting edge fields or showcase research in areas where Japan and the UK or RoI are world leading. This could be a symposium or smaller scale seminar. Both kinds of events can either focus on UK or RoI-Japan bilateral collaboration or be part of an international conference that aims to develop trusted multilateral partnerships with Japan and the UK and/or RoI at the centre.

Application Guidelines for FY2020 from here 

Application Form_for_FY2020 from here

Closing date: Monday 14th October, 2019

Contact details: All completed application forms should be e mailed to JSPS London at: enquire@jsps.org






FY2019 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Second call)

26 March 2019

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 November 2019 – 31st March 2020

Grants are awarded for a period: 1 to 12 months

Closing Date: Monday 3rd June, 2019

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 FY2019 2nd call 

02 Guidelines for Completing your Application FY2019 2nd call

03 Abstract_Form 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 (2nd Call)    *you can fill in 09 PDF Form directly.