29 Feb 2016 Newsletter No.47 (November 2015-January 2016) now available

The latest issue of JSPS London's newsletter is now available online. To view the publication click here. PDF(1.6MB).


The 9th Choshu-London Symposium (A UCL-Yamaguchi University joint Symposium)

An academic symposium on a wide range of chemistry will be jointly organized by UCL and Yamaguchi University to strengthen their relationship/collaboration. This symposium is held on an annual basis at UCL or Yamaguchi University and in commemoration of the famous Choshu-Five, who were the first Japanese Samurai students from Yamaguchi (Choshu) studying at UCL some 150 years ago. This event is supported by JSPS.

Date: Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th March 2016

Venue: UCL, London

Programme and Map

22 Feb 2016 UK-Japan Science and Innovation Collaboration Booklet 2015/16

This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to funding sources available to facilitate UK-Japan research collaboration.

English version

Japanese version

19 Feb 2016 UK-Japan Collaboration Public Lecture: The Past and Future Earth - Climate change and co-existing sustainably with nature

The Environment Forum will be organized by Ritsumeikan University with the aim of creating a sustainable future beyond borders. This event is supported by JSPS.

Time and Date of event: 14:00-17:45, Friday 4th March, 2016

Venue: Embassy of Japan in the UK

Event Programme and Registration

15 Feb 2016 JSPS Programme Information Event at the University of Kent


Time and Date of Event: 12:45 - 15:45, Wednesday 24th February, 2016

Venue: Darwin Conference Suite

Event Flyer

JSPS Programme Information Event at Newcastle University


Time and Date of Event: 13:30 - 15:00, Thursday 11th February, 2016

Venue: Room 2.21 Research Beehive, Old Library Building

09 Feb 2016 Opportunities for EU-Japan Research Collaboration: Training for Japanese Research Administrators and Researchers from EU and Japan

Date and time of event: 9:30-17:30, Monday, 22nd February 2016

Venue: Hotel ibis London Euston at St Pancras

This event is supported by JSPS London.

For detail

02 Feb 2016 LLAKES Research Seminar: Education Policy and Equal Opportunity in Japan

Date and time of event: 16:15-17:45, Tuesday, 23rd February 2016

Venue: Room790, UCL Institute of Education, University College London 

For detail



The JSPS 2016 (32nd) International Prize for Biology

The Call for Nominations of the JSPS 2016 (32nd) International Prize for Biology has opened.

The JSPS International Prize for Biology is a commemorative prize to celebrate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his lifetime 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 development of this Prize. Based on nominations gathered from around the world, the JSPS  International Prize for Biology is awarded annually to a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to biological sciences.

Closing Date for Nominations: 22 April 2016

Nominations should be made to JSPS Tokyo.

For further details, please visit the following link on the JSPS Tokyo website: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-biol