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Building Collaborative Relationships Between Researchers in Scotland and Japan, Friday 15th March 2024 (8:00 to 10:40 am UK time, online)

The purpose of this online session is to enhance academic exchanges between Scottish and Japanese universities. There will be presentations that explain about the funding opportunities of JSPS and its partner agencies in Scotland. There will also be talks and discussion with Japanese Universities on opportunities to collaborate and from JSPS Alumni and Japanese researchers on their experiences of working in Japan and Scotland. Networking time will be included to make important connections. This event is free to join and is organised between JSPS London and the University of Strathclyde.

For more information about the event programme and to register, please go the agenda below:


*Please note the deadline to register is 8th March 2024. 

2024 (40th) International Prize for Biology- call for nominations

The International Prize for Biology is a commemorative prize to celebrate the sixty year reign of Emperor Showa and his lifetime devotion to biological research. Based on nominations gathered from around the world, the Prize is normally given to one researcher who has made an outstanding contribution in a named field within biological sciences. The selection process is managed by the JSPS Tokyo office.

The Prize consists of a medal and an award of 10 million Japanese yen. The award ceremony is held in the presence of the Imperial Highnesses; The Crown Prince and The Crown Princess Akishino in Tokyo. In conjunction with the ceremony, a commemorative symposium is also held and the Prize recipient is asked to attend both of these events. Please find more information about the Prize at the following link:

The research field for this year’s Prize is Systematic Biology and Taxonomy.  

Nominations can be submitted by using the form at the following link:

Nomination deadline: 23:59 (JST), Friday 15th March 2024.

FY2024 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Call

Application Deadline: 6th March 2024

Fellowships are expected to commence between 1 September 2024 – 30 November 2024.

This fellowship provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese universities and research institutions for visits of between 12 to 24 months.

Eligible applicants should be a UK resident and currently based at a UK university or research institution. The applicant needs to have finished their PhD at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD on or after 2nd April 2018.

Eligible research fields must be within the remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

This Fellowship provides a round trip air ticket to Japan, a monthly maintenance allowance, a settling in allowance, overseas travel insurance for medical purposes and a research grant.

Applications for this fellowship should be submitted to The Royal Society as our nominating authority. Please visit this web page for further information:

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship | Royal Society