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Type A: Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’s Counterpart Institutions

Call for FY2024

Type A: Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’s Counterpart Institutions

- Based on an agreement with The Royal Society, JSPS will cover the costs of the Japanese team, and The Royal Society will cover the costs of the British team.   

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

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

*Please note under this scheme, only Joint Research Projects are avialable, not Seminars.

Number of projects to be selected 5
Start Date and Duration of Project

1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025 for the Japanese side and no later than 31th March 2024 for the UK side. Project duration is fixed at 2 years.

Subject Area Natural Sciences
Application Period

JSPS: 17:00 JST, Tuesday 5 September 2023

Applications should be sent centrally by the team leader’s research 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: 15:00 BST, Wednesday 27 September 2023 

Total Amount of 
Project Funding

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

Royal Society: Up to 12,000 GBP in total

Coverage of 
Project Funding

JSPS will cover the expenses of the Japanese teams; mainly travel and accommodation costs.

1) International and domestic travel expenses 
2) Other expenses (Consumables, honoraria, material printing, communication, meeting expenses in Japan, etc.)

JSPS Application Guidelines (English)

JSPS Application Procedure

Japanese universities / research institutions must complete the e-application process on the JSPS website. For details, please refer to (Japanese) (English)

The Royal Society Application Guidelines and Form

The Royal Society’s contact information:

6‐9 Carton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7451 2581

 List of Awarded Japan-UK Bilateral Projects

* Eligibility (Japan based applicants)

Applicants must hold a full-time or equivalent position as a researcher at a university or research institute in Japan that is eligible to receive Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI).