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BRIDGE Fellowship

 JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship provides opportunities for overseas researchers who have conducted research activities under JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan or other JSPS programs to re-visit Japan to create, sustain and/ or strengthen research collaborations with Japanese colleagues. The objective is to build strong networks among researchers in Japan and other countries through a variety of activities. These include former JSPS fellows visiting their past host institutions in Japan, or coming to Japan to plan or implement joint research projects and seminars, to offer training or lectures for young researchers, or to prepare or attend scientific conferences and research meetings.
In the UK and RoI, based on applications by individual researchers, candidates are recommended to JSPS’s Head Office by JSPS Alumni Associations of the UK and Republic of Ireland (via JSPS London Office).

Number About 6
Duration of Stay 14 - 30 consecutive days
Coverage of
  • Return air ticket
  • Daily maintenance allowance: ¥13,000
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • Research support allowance :up to ¥100,000

JSPS London Symposium/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 for 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 (for over 50 participants) or smaller scale seminar (for up to 50 participants). 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.



Applicable research fields

All fields at higher education institutions

Duration for Event 1 to 3 days for a symposium / up to 1 day for a seminar
Terms of Funding

・An international air ticket, accommodation and daily allowance for speakers from Japan (up to 3 people)

・Funding towards the venue, catering, advertisement, material printing and costs of publication arising from the event besed on the condition below.

 For the seminar:up to £1,000 

 For the bilateral symposium:up to £1,500

 For the multilateral symposium:up to £2,000

Latest Call of JSPS London Symposium/Seminar Scheme

List of symposiums


Title of Symposium

(Click to the Event Report)


9 December 2021

1st UK-Japan Symposium on Advanced Materials for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Event Report

Dr Mohammed Ismail, University of Sheffield


6 December 2021

Envisioning of liquid consumption of digitalisedarts: Innovation, creativeness, and transformation of nature and art assets

Event Report

Dr Hiroko Oe, Bournemouth University


17 February 2021

UK-Japan Webinar: A Multimodal, Translational Approach to Clarify the Role of Microglial Dysfunction in Schizophrenia- Event Programme 

Event Report

Dr Yuya Mizuno, King's College London


6 and 7 July 2020 

UK-Japan Workshop on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems and the 18th Theoretical and Experimental Magnetism Meeting (TEMM)

Dr Devashibhai Adroja,  ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, STFC


11 June 2019

JSPS-Crick Symposium on Gut Circuits

Dr Yuuki Obata,
Francis Crick Institute

20 Aug 2019

International comparison and collaboration in medical sociology: research initiatives, challenges and future prospects.

Dr Hiroto Shimizu,
Cardiff University

6 & 7 Sep 2019

Technology-supported Community Care in Japan and Ireland

Dr Naonori Kodate,
University College Dublin

9 Jan 2020

Introduction to data and resources available at Statistics Bureau Japan

Dr Ekaterina Hertog,
University of Oxford

8 Aug 2018

"SHITSUKAN" approach to digital colour sensing: human colour vision for material quality

 Dr Fumie Costen,
University of Manchester

14-16 Aug 2018

Evaluating the Long-Term Effect Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

 Mr Peter Martin,
University of Bristol

21 Sep 2018

Symposium on High Speed Rail

Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen,
University of Birmingham
24-25 Sep 2018

Statistical Penalisation Methods and Dimension Reduction Methods for Economic and Financial Analysis

Prof Takashi Yamagata,
University of York

30 June - 2 July 2017

Tenko in Trans-war Japan: Politics international workshop

Dr Irena Hayter,
University of Leeds

7-10 Aug 2017

Magnonics 2017

 Dr Hidekazu Kurebayashi,
University College London

2-3 Nov 2017

Stem Cells and the Eye

Prof Andrew Quantock,
Cardiff University
3-4 Nov 2017

Translation Conference: Translation and Disruption - Global and Local Perspectives

Dr Akiko Sakamoto,
University of Portsmouth

14 Feb 2018


 Dr Masazumi Tada,
University College London
2016 4-5 July 2016

From Single Molecules to Cells and Tissues 

Dr. Kayoko Tanaka,
University of Leicester

14-15 July 2016

Bio-Inspired Soft Robotics

Dr. Fumiya Iida,
University of Cambridge
5-7 Sep 2016

Intercultural Communication and International Universities

Dr. Adam Brandt,
Newcastle University

28 Jan 2017

UK-Japan Seminar on the Politics and Practices of 'Low Fertility and Ageing Population' in Post-War Japan

 Dr. Aya Homei,
University of Manchester

15 Sep 2015

Pupil Informatics Symposium Sponsored by JSPS London

Professor John Barbur,
City University London

2-3 Sep 2015

Loch Lomond Symposium on Action Anticipation

Dr. Jonathan Delafield,
Strathclyde University

15-16 Dec 2015

JSPS UK-Japan Symposium on Atomic and Molecular Manipulation:Force and Tunnel Current in Scanning Probe Microscopy

Dr. Adam Sweetman,
University of Nottingham

10-11 Oct 2015

Deconstructing Boundaries: Is 'East Asian Art History' possible? 

Dr. Eriko Tomizawa-Kay
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

9-10 July 2015

2015 UK-Japan Silicon Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology Symposium in Southampton

Dr. Yoshishige Tsuchiya,
University of Southampton

10 Nov 2014

Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality 

Dr. Taku Komura,
University of Edinburgh

1-4 July 2014

From Duplexes to Quadruplexes-Understanding DNA Structure and Function 

Dr. John Brazier,
University of Reading

11-12 Aug 2014

Nanoscale Physics of Quantum Materials

Dr. Oscar Cespedes,
University of Leeds

15-16 Sep 2014

Interscale Transfers and Flow Topology in Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Turbulence

Dr. Christopher Keylock,
University of Sheffield

9-11 July 2014

The Universe in the Light of AKARI and Synergy with Future Large Space Telescopes

Dr. Christopher Pearson,
University of Oxford

9-11 Dec 2013

Measuring Accessibility by Mapping Mobility

 Dr. Catherine Holloway,
University College London 

5-6 Sep 2013

Jokichi Takamine: 130 years of Glasgow-Japan collaboration

 Dr Rodolfo Marquez,
University of Glasgow  

19-21 Feb 2014

Safeguarding the intangible

 Dr. Naomi Matsumoto
Goldsmiths College, University of London

10-12 June 2013

Magnetic Materials and Spintronic Devices

Dr. Atsufumi Hirohata, 
University of York

25-27 June 2012

Mitochondria - from the Fundamental Aspects to Medical Importance

Dr. Takehiro Yasukawa,
University College London (UCL)
23-24 Aug 2012

Mechanochemical Cell Biology

Associate Prof Masanori Mishima,
University of Warwick

18-19 Oct 2012

Energy Materials 2012 – High Temperature Materials Conference

Prof Rachel Thomson, Loughborough University

25-26 Oct 2012

Discovery, Display and Debate: New Agendas for University Museums

Professor Rachel Thomson,
Loughborough University

12-13 Nov 2012

CSIS-JSPS International Smart Infrastructure Symposium

Professor Kenichi Soga,
University of Cambridge

15-16 Nov 2012

Building Resilient and Adaptable Infrastructure and Society -Drawing on Experiences of Tohoku Earthquake in 2011

Professor Taku Fujiyama,
University College London

18-19 Aug 2011

The Cornea and Tissue Engineering

Professor Andrew Quantock,
Cardiff University 

9-10 Feb 2012

Interdisciplinary approaches for the study of senescence

Dr. Masashi Narita,
Cancer Research UK

5-6 Jan 2012

Risky Engagements: encounters between science, art and public health.’

Dr Rupert Cox, University of

27-29 June 2011

Magnetic Materials and Spintronics

Dr. Atsufumi Hirohata,
University of York 

10 Feb 2011

Mitochondria-from the fundamental aspects to medical importance

Dr. Takehiro Yasukawa,
University College London (UCL)

23-25 Feb 2011

Sports Engineering : Engineering the Future of Sport

Dr. Ruth Goodridge,
Loughborough University