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FY2022 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan (Final Call for FY2022)

28 March 2022

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 2022 – 31st March 2023

Closing Date: Wednesday 1st June, 2022

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 FY2022  

07 Application Checklist   

08 Notes for Referees  

09 Reference Form  






FY2022 Final call for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship

03 March 2022

Fellowships

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Standard Term)

Application Deadline: 6 May 2022 17:00 (Japan Time)

Fellowships must be started between 1 September to 30 November 2022

Please visit this web page for further information: Application guidelines






FY2022 Final Call for JSPS Invitation Fellowship

Fellowships

There are 2 types of JSPS Invitation Fellowships for mid career to senior level researchers to do collaborative research in Japan:

Short Term (final call for FY2022): for a 14 to 60 day visit
※Final call is only Short Term

Fellowship Start Period: between 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023

Application Deadline: 6 May 2022 17:00 (Japan Time)

*Please send applications to JSPS Tokyo via a host institution. Please be aware the internal deadline set by the host institution to collect applications to forward to JSPS Tokyo will be earlier.

Application Guidelines and Form






The Call for Nominations of 2022 (38th) International Prize for Biology

31 January 2022

Others

The International Prize for Biology is a commemorative prize to celebrate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biological research. It also pays tribute to the Emperor Emeritus, who has striven for many years to advance the study of gobioid fish taxonomy while contributing continuously to the developing of this prize.

Based on nominations gathered from around the world, the Prize is awarded annually to one researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to make advance in biological sciences.

The research field of this year's Prize is "Biology of Fishes".

Nominations to: JSPS Tokyo

Closing date: 8 April 2022

Please find more details on our website: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-biol






FY2022 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Call

12 January 2022

Fellowships

Application Deadline: 15:00, Wednesday 9th March 2022 (UK time)

Fellowships are expected to commence between 1 September 2022 – 30 November 2022.

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 2016.

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:

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship | Royal Society






FY2022 JSPS London BRIDGE Fellowship Call for Applications

14 December 2021

For Alumni / JBUK

Closing date: Monday 10th January


Visit start period: Between1 July 2022 to 31 March 2023


Outline

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. The results of each BRIDGE visit are to be recorded in reports written by both the visiting researcher and their Alumni Association. These reports are then used to evaluate the visit by the collaborative linkages created, sustained or strengthened as a result.

Please visit the JSPS Tokyo head office webpage for more information:

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-plaza/bridge/index.html


Applicable Field

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included.


Eligibility of Applicant

To be eligible, the researcher must meet all of the following requirements:

● Researchers who have conducted research in Japan under a JSPS International Programme and are registered with the JSPS Alumni Association of the UK & RoI and are based in the UK or RoI for research purposes are eligible to apply        

● Researchers who are employed as an active researcher working at a university or a research institute.

● The host researcher must be in support of all 7 administrative clauses on Form B (Agreement by Host Researcher) and e mail correspondence must be provided as evidence.

● Researchers who have received a BRIDGE Fellowship within the last 5 years (FY2017– FY2020, FY2021 was cancelled) can not apply to this call. 


Eligibility of Host Researcher

In principle, researchers who are employed full time or classified as such at one of the Japanese research institutions listed below are eligible to host a BRIDGE Fellow.


(1)Universities, inter-university research institutes
(2)Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) facilities and other institutions engaged in scientific research
(3)Colleges of Technology
(4)Institutions designated by MEXT


*Eligible institutions under (1)-(4) are listed at:

https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-summer/data/2022_List%20of%20Eligible%20Host.pdf  

*Definition of “full-time employment” is according to the regulations of the host institution.
*There are cases where researchers not employed in a full-time position may be eligible. Such persons must be eligible to apply for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) and their affiliated institution must judge them able to implement the project and provide an appropriate research environment (e.g. laboratory, equipment, personnel) for it.

Requirements of BRIDGE Fellows

● Fellows are required to submit a report to the JSPS Tokyo head office and JSPS London within one month of completing their tenure. This report, including details of the affiliation of the host researcher and BRIDGE Fellow, may be given public access on the internet. Fellows may also be invited to take participate in surveys aimed at improving JSPS programmes.

● Fellows are asked to mention they have been invited under the JSPS BRIDGE program when giving lectures and presentations in Japan.

● During their tenure, the Fellow is obligated to concentrate on creating, sustaining and strengthening research and academic networks related to the BRIDGE program and should not be engaged in other paid or non paid activities.


Commencement of Awards

JSPS London will make up to 6 recommendations for awards to the JSPS Tokyo head office in this call. This will be the only call for FY2022.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing by JSPS London within 2 months of the closing date. Successful applicants will receive an award letter and pre-departure preparation documents from the JSPS Tokyo head office by mid April 2022.

● Fellowships are awarded for a period of 14 to 30 consecutive days

● Successful applicants are asked to start their Fellowships in Japan between 1 July 2022 to 31 March 2023.

*All offices are officially closed between 29 December 2022 to 3 January 2023 (6 days) in Japan and researchers may not be able to carry out their activities at Japanese universities/ research institutions during this period. The time requested for the BRIDGE Fellowship to cover can not include these dates. Fellows need to provide for their own expenses during this time.

 
Value of the Award

● Round trip air ticket (arranged by JSPS’ designated travel agent)
*JSPS can not reimburse BRIDGE fellows for air tickets they have purchased by themselves.

● Daily maintenance allowance of 13,000JPY

● Research Support allowance of 100,000JPY

● This allowance covers cooperative research-related expenses and can be applied for by the host researcher through their host institution to the JSPS Tokyo head office once award of a fellowship has been confirmed.

● Overseas travel insurance coverage.


*These terms of award are subject to change.


Application Assessment Criteria

● Provision a: Recruitment Policy

● Provision b: Screening Criteria

● Provision c: Rules for Nominating Committee Members

These documents can be found at the following URL:
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-plaza/bridge/uk/index.html


Application Procedure

To apply for the scheme, please download and complete the application form and agreement by the host researcher, available below:

 JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Application Form FY2022 (Form A)

 Agreement by the Host Researcher (Form B) 
 

● In addition to Forms A and B the following information should be submitted: 
E mail correspondence between the applicant and host (of no more than 10, A4 pages) which discusses the research to be undertaken during a BRIDGE Fellowship. Please provide e mail correspondence in English and a translation where necessary.

● One, A4 page CV

● One, A4 page list of selected publications.

 For the application form (Form A), a hand written signature scanned (digital image) can be accepted.

Any additional information given will not be considered.

All completed application forms, e mail correspondence, CV and publication list should be e mailed to JSPS London at: enquire@jsps.org


Further Notes

● There is a limit of one application per person in any fiscal year, irrespective of whether the applicant may belong to more than one JSPS Alumni Association.

● A researcher may not be a candidate for the BRIDGE Fellowship and another JSPS Programme at the same time.

● A researcher may not be awarded a BRIDGE Fellowship and a fellowship from another funding organisation at the same time to fund the same research trip.

● Researchers who have been supported under any JSPS international program are required to describe the results and its relevance, if any, in their application for a BRIDGE Fellowship.

● JSPS does not support any research or network building activity directly related to military affairs.

● Applicants should be aware that all information provided will be dealt with in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations of JSPS London. Information will be held and processed at JSPS London, JSPS Tokyo and possibly other JSPS overseas offices and will be used exclusively for the purpose of implementing JSPS Programmes.

● Should JSPS London determine any information provided is incomplete, falsified, plagiarized or otherwise flawed, the application will be rejected.

● Fellows and host researchers must follow the rules established by the host institution and JSPS that prohibit infringement of human rights and research misconduct. JSPS will take appropriate measures (e.g termination of fellowship, require reimbursement of part or all allowances paid) in cases of misuse of research funds, improper conduct (e.g. fabrication, falsification, plagiarization), unjustifiable acts (e.g. discrimination, harassment), or violation of laws.






2022 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Call

29 October 2021

Fellowships

2022 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard) 

For a 12 to 24 month research visit to Japan.

Fellowships should start between 1 April to 30 November 2022.

Applications for this fellowship should be submitted to The British Academy as our nominating authority.

Please visit this web page for further information:

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/jsps-postdoctoral-fellowship-for-overseas-researchers-2022/

Deadline: 8 December 2021 (17:00 UK time)






Cancellation open recruitments under FY2022 Summer Programme

13 October 2021

Fellowships

Due to the influence of the nominating authorities in the current COVID19 situation,

We regret to announce that we don’t have an open call for the 2022 summer program.






FY2022 JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (First call for FY2022)

28 September 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 May 2022 – 31st March 2023

Closing Date: Monday 29th November, 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 FY2022 

07 Application Checklist  

08 Notes for Referees 

09 Reference Form  






FY2022 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

01 September 2021

For Alumni / JBUK

FY2022 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

JSPS London's primary aims include publicising academic research from Japan and strengthening collaborative research linkages between the UK or Republic of  Ireland (RoI) and Japan. To help achieve these aims, JSPS London has created this scheme to support events organised by members of the JSPS Alumni Association of the UK and RoI or by Japanese Researchers based in the UK or RoI at institutional or departmental level. These events should aim to create high quality collaboration in cutting edge fields or showcase research in areas where Japan and the UK or RoI are world leading. This could be a symposium or smaller scale seminar. Both kinds of events can either focus on UK or RoI-Japan bilateral collaboration or be part of an international conference that aims to develop trusted multilateral partnerships with Japan and the UK and/or RoI at the centre.

Application Guidelines_for_FY2022 from here

Application Form_for_FY2022 from here

Closing date: Monday 1st November, 2021

Contact details: All completed application forms should be e mailed to JSPS London at: enquire@jsps.org