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Sustainable Enhancement of Plant Productivity with Precision Genomics (SEP3G)

Date: 18th-19th December, 2023

Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London

This symposium is supported by the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme and the purpose is to harness the power of cutting-edge genetic, genomics and biotechnology to improve the growth, yield, and overall sustainability of plant-based agriculture. This event will serve as a critical platform joining academia and industry representatives with different, albeit complementary backgrounds and level of experience from the UK, Europe and Japan, and it will be a catalyst for the exchange of ideas, collaboration, and the acceleration of scientific endeavours.


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FY2024 JSPS London BRIDGE Fellowship Call for Applications

Closing date: 9:00 am (UK time), Monday 18th December, 2023

Visit start period: Between 1st July 2024 to 31st March 2025


This award gives the opportunity for past Fellows of JSPS programmes to revisit Japan to create, sustain and/or strengthen collaborative linkages with the Japanese academic community. The objective is to build strong networks between researchers in Japan and the UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) through a variety of academic activities. All researchers who are registered with the UK & RoI-JSPS Alumni Association are eligible to apply.
These visits may include Fellows revisiting their past or new host institutions, holding meetings to plan or arrange joint research projects or seminars, training young researchers, giving lectures, and preparing or attending scientific conferences and research meetings.

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JSPS London Pre Departure Seminar and Evening Reception

13:00-19:00, Friday 10th November 2023, JSPS London (by invitation only). 

Presentations from this event:

Preparing for your Research Trip

Dr Yumiko Myoken, Deputy Director, JSPS London

JSPS Programmes and after your Fellowship

Ms Ayah Nagi, International Programme Associate, JSPS London

Latest Activities of the UK and Ireland JSPS Alumni Association

Dr John Brazier, Associate Member of the Alumni Executive Committee (University of Reading)

Funding opportunities from other Japanese organisations:

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation's Funding Programmes for Research in Japan

Ms Susan Meehan, Scholarships and Grants Officer

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation's Funding Programmes for Research in Japan

Ms Miki Takahashi, International Programme Associate, JSPS London

JSPS Summer Programme 2024

Programme Outline:

The JSPS Summer Programme Fellowship offers the opportunity for pre/postdoctoral researchers to receive an orientation on Japanese language and culture and research systems as well as pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutes over a period of two months during the summer. The orientation will take place at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI).


Applicants should be a British national and at the time the Summer Programme goes into effect either be enrolled in a PhD or MPhil course at a UK university or have obtained their PhD within the last 6 years (on or after 2 April 2018). Candidates of more than one nationality may not apply through more than one nominating authority.

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural and physical sciences are included under this programme.

Programme Duration: 2 month fixed period from 17 June through to 27 August 2024

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 20th November 2023 at 23:59 UK time. 

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.

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