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Cancellation recruitments under FY2021 BRIDGE Fellowship Programme

07 June 2021

For Alumni / JBUK

Recruitments for BRIDGE visits to Japan have been cancelled for the 2021 fiscal year due to restrictions placed on entering Japan in connection with the new coronavirus pandemic.






FY2021 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Final call for FY2021)

28 April 2021

Fellowships

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 2021 – 31st March 2022

Closing Date: Monday 14th June, 2021

Completed applications should be sent to JSPS London using the following e mail address: short-termaward@jsps.org  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 FY2021 

07 Application Checklist  

08 Notes for Referees 

09 Reference Form  






JRPs-LEAD with UKRI (JSPS - UKRI joint call)

27 April 2021

Bilateral

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 FY2021

Number of projects to be selected Up to 10
Start Date and Duration of Project

3 years (Starting date must be set on or before 1 December, 2021.)

Research fields covered

Social sciences, Arts and Humanities

This call for proposals seeks to explore the role of social science, arts and humanities research in pandemic preparedness and post-pandemic recovery, including how we can build sustainable societal systems, communities and cultures that can respond to future outbreaks.

This initiative will 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 researchers and teams in areas of mutual strength and shared interest.

Whilst this call is open across the entire breadth of the social sciences, arts and humanities, we are particularly interested in proposals that:

  • Acknowledge the current global context in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and aim to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. For example, this might include proposals that aim to contribute towards improving policy, communication and service design post COVID, speeding up recovery and reducing costs and long-term scarring, or influencing the direction of recovery towards a more equitable, inclusive, sustainable and resilient societies, communities and cultures.

Proposals should also:

  • Consider how to make the best use of available expertise in the UK and Japan, together with the added value of new existing collaborations.
  • Demonstrate evidence of the strength and complementarity of their collaboration and how the partnership will be managed.
 Application Period

Wednesday, 5 p.m., 14 July, 2021 (JST)

*Please note that the applicant’s affiliated institution may set an earlier deadline.

*Under no circumstances will JSPS accept applications submitted after the deadline.

*Once an application is submitted, you may not be able to revise and resubmit it.

 Application Procedure

The PIs on both the Japanese and UK sides must submit a single joint application to JSPS. UK applicants do not have to submit to UKRI. For details, please refer to

https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bottom/02_e_apply.html (English)

https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-bottom/02_i_sinsei.html (Japanese)

Total Amount of 
Project Funding

Project funding by JSPS:

Up to JPY 10,000,000 per fiscal year per project (Up to JPY 30,000,000 for entire project period)

Project funding by UKRI:

UK applicants can request between GBP 350,000 to GBP 425,000 from UKRI for the UK component of the project. UK applicants are required to provide a detailed breakdown of the UK budget in the UK costing template (which is part of the main application form).

Coverage of 
Project Funding

Research Expenses: Cost of goods, domestic travel expenses, international travel expenses, salary, others

*JSPS covers these costs for the Japanese teams. (UKRI covers the costs for the UK teams.)

JSPS Application Guidelines https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bottom/data/FY2021_JRP-LEADwithUKRI_CallForProposals_e.pdf (English) 
https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-bottom/data/FY2021_JRP-LEADwithUKRI_CallForProposals_j.pdf (Japanese)

 

List of Awarded Projects






Call for Nominations for the 4th Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Call for Nominations

14 April 2021

Others

The Call for Nominations for the Forth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Call for Nominations has been opened.

The research field of the Forth Prize: Medical Research which honors individual(s) and Medical Services which honors individual(s) and organization(s).Nominations for the medical research category are submitted via JSPS's electronic application system.
Deadline: 20, August 2021

Please find the details about the Prize on our website: https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-noguchiafrica/index.html






2021 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Call

15 January 2021

Fellowships

Application Deadline: 15:00, Wednesday 10th March 2021

Fellowships are expected to commence between 1 September 2021 – 30 November 2021.

*There may be an extension to this visit period depending on the state of the COVID pandemic at that time which could restrict international travel.

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 2015.

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.

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

https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/jsps-postdoctoral






2021 JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

07 January 2021

Symposium Scheme

Closing date: Monday 8th March, 2021

Time frame for holding events: between June 2021 to the end of February 2022

Applicants must be registered members of the JSPS Alumni Association of the UK and Ireland or the JSPS London Network for Japanese Researchers Based in the UK (JBUK) and be based at a university or research institute in the UK or Ireland.

*For this call we can support an in-person and/or on-line event.*

Application Guidelines 

Application Form 






FY2021 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (First call for FY2021)

25 November 2020

Fellowships

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 August 2021 – 31st March 2022

Closing Date: Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Completed applications should be sent to JSPS London using the following e mail address: short-termaward@jsps.org  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 FY2021 

07 Application Checklist  

08 Notes for Referees 

09 Reference Form  






FY2021 EPSRC UK-Japan Call in Coordination with the JSPS Core to Core Programme

19 August 2020

Multilateral

The EPSRC are seeking expressions of interest by 16:00 (BST), Wednesday 9th September 2020, for participation of UK groups in the JSPS Core-to-Core Programme in the area of advanced functional materials. Proposals must principally focus on the physical science of materials rather than their incorporation into devices or use in other applications.


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FY2021 JSPS and The Royal Society Joint Call for Bilateral Research Projects

08 August 2020

Bilateral

Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’ Counterpart Funding Institution in the UK (The Royal Society)

This scheme is based on an agreement with The Royal Society. JSPS will cover the costs of the Japan team, and The Royal Society will cover the costs of the UK team.   

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

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

*Please note under this scheme only joint research projects are supported and not Seminars.


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FY2020 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Final call for FY2020)

04 April 2020

Fellowships

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 the Republic of 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 Republic of 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 2020 – 31st March 2021

Closing Date: Monday 8th June, 2020

Completed applications should be sent to JSPS London using the following e mail address: short-termaward@jsps.org  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 Form

04 Subject Area Form for Natural and Physical Sciences

05 Subject Area Form for Humanities and Social Sciences

06 Application Form FY2020 

07 Application Checklist  

08 Notes for Referees  

09 Reference Form