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Nominations for the 5th Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in 2024

JSPS is now accepting nominations for the Medical Research Category of the 5th Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize.

In the footsteps of Hideyo Noguchi, this Prize recognizes and honours individuals who have made highly meaningful contributions to the fields of medical research accruing to the cure and treatment of infectious and other diseases prevalent in Africa. This Prize was also established to recognise those who have contributed significantly to the improvement of public health on the African Continent, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and by extension, to all humanity.

The nomination deadline is Friday, 20 September 2024.

For more information about this prize and how to make a nomination, please visit the following website:

JSPS - UKRI joint call in Advanced Materials

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)  provide funding for high-quality collaborative research projects between UK and Japanese researchers which contribute to advancing impacts for the benefit of both countries. UKRI and JSPS are keen to support collaboration between leading researchers and teams in areas of mutual strength through sharing resources including research facilities.

Call for FY2024

Number of projects to be selected Up to 15
Duration of Project and Start Date

3 years to start from 1st January 2025

Research fields covered
  • Collaborative research proposals in the area of advanced materials. The focus should be on the physical science or engineering of materials to deliver beneficial and enhanced properties. Their incorporation into devices or use in applications can be addressed but should not form the bulk of the work proposed.
 Application Deadline

Wednesday, 4 p.m., 31 July, 2024 (UK Time)

 Application Procedure

The group leaders on both the Japanese and UK sides must submit a single joint application to the UKRI's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The EPSRC will take the lead in processing applications for this call and provide funding for the UK groups.

UK applicants are expected to provide a detailed breakdown of costs for the UK team only as part of the main application, to be funded by the EPSRC. 

The Japan based team leader should submit a separate financial form in English detailing all Japan based project work to be funded by JSPS. This form should be forwarded to the UK team leader to submit with the rest of their application documents to the EPSRC.

The Japan based team leader is also required to register their basic details for this application via the JSPS online application system.

Total Amount of 
Project Funding

Project funding from JSPS:

Up to JPY 10,000,000 per fiscal year per project (Up to JPY 30,000,000 for entire project period) to cover the costs of the Japan based project work.

Project funding from the EPSRC:

The Full Economic Cost (FEC) of the UK project work can be up to £375,000. EPSRC will fund 80% of the FEC (up to £300,000). 

Coverage of 
Project Funding

All research expenses can be covered including but not limited to the cost of consumables, domestic and international travel expenses and salary of early career researchers etc. 

JSPS Application Guidelines (English) (Japanese)


Royal Society International Collaboration Awards with Japan – New Call for Applications

The Royal Society has announced a 2nd Call for applications for International Collaboration Awards with Japan which will provide funding for newly independent researchers who are building their own group in the UK and Japan to jointly develop international research collaborations. Researchers can apply to the Royal Society for funds of up to £225,000 for three years.

This call aims to support the development of sustainable and mutually beneficial collaborative partnerships; generate original research; and build the capabilities of newly independent researchers and their groups to conduct, manage, share and apply high quality research through sharing of knowledge, skills and exchange of people. 

The call opens for applications on 29 May and closes on 24 July 2024.

Further details are available on the Royal Society website.

Enquires can be sent to


UK-Japan Symposium on Structural Biology

18th-19th June 2024

Life Sciences Building, University of Liverpool

This symposium is supported by the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme and the objective is to bring together the UK and Japanese scientists who are engaged in developing and utilizing the frontier methods of structural biology. All major structural biology approaches (cryoEM, XFEL, Synchrotron and neutrons) will be covered and latest developments and future plans for UK-Japan partnership will be discussed.

Information on the symposium programme is available here

For any enquiries about this event including registration, please contact Professor Samar Hasnain:

FY2024 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan (Final Call for FY2024)

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 November 2024 to 31st March 2025

Closing Date: Monday 3rd June, 2024 at 23:59

Completed applications should be sent to JSPS London using the following e mail address:

Any applications received by post or after the closing date will not be accepted.

Please download and carefully read the following 9 documents before starting your application:

01 General Award Information for Applicants

02 Guidelines for Completing your Application

03 Abstract 

04 Subject Area Form for the Natural and Physical Sciences  

05 Subject Area Form for the Humanities and Social Sciences 

06 Application Form

07 Application Checklist

08 Notes for Referees

09 Reference Form