City Clinic
Acton Clinic
Ladies Clinic


JSPS Funding Programme Information Event (online): Friday 7th October 2022

We will be holding an online information session about our upcoming funding calls on Friday, 7th October 2022 from 14:00 to 15:00 (UK time). There will be short presentations that cover our multilateral, bilateral project funding and individual fellowship opportunities available from doctoral student to professorial level, covering all research fields to collaborate with researchers in Japan. There will also be a presentation from a JSPS alumni member about their recent research experiences in Japan and the opportunity to ask questions and discuss prospective applications with JSPS London staff.

To join this event please register using the following link:

After registering, an individual invitation link will be e mailed to you.

Registration closes on 6th October.

FY2023 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan (first of two calls for FY2023)

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 April 2023 to 31st March 2024

Closing Date: Monday 7th November 2022

[ read more... ]

FY2023 JSPS and The Royal Society Joint Call for Bilateral Research Projects

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.

[ read more... ]

In Memoriam: Professor John Fossey


We are greatly saddened to learn of the death of Professor John Fossey on 15th April 2022. John has been recipient of many of the JSPS international funding programmes throughout his career. JSPS has supported his long and very successful collaborations with researchers in Japan working in the area of metal mediated asymmetric catalysis, particularly with the Departments of Chemistry at The University of Tokyo and Ochanomizu University.

John was elected to the Executive Committee of the JSPS Alumni Association of the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2009 and has been Chair since 2017, a role he fulfilled with exemplary diligence and dedication. John generously gave his time to supporting and increasing the prominence of the activities of JSPS London. He reliably helped to navigate the current international collaborative landscape with most recently ideas to reignite Japan-UK collaborations that have slowed considerably because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to initiate these ideas in memory of John. He has made endless contributions towards guiding the academic success and career development of the next generation of researchers working between Japan and the UK with remarkable drive and energy to realise new opportunities and interactions, as well as championing gender equality in the sciences.

John and his considerate and kind character will be hugely missed by the JSPS community and our heartfelt condolences are with his wife and three children.

Notification of Japan Data Catalog for the Humanities and Social Sciences (JDCat)

JSPS contributes to sharing data on research across the humanities and social sciences under the Program for Constructing Data Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Japan Data Catalog for the Humanities and Social Sciences (JDCat) was created as a component of this program. It facilitates access to humanities and social sciences data provided by research institutes participating in this program. JDCat compiles metadata (e.g. information on authors and time periods) provided by these research institutes. An English version of the Catalog is also available. (Some metadata are omitted.)