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FY2023 JSPS and The Royal Society Joint Call for Bilateral Research Projects

08 August 2022


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.

Eligible Research Fields: Natural Sciences

Duration of Project: 2 years

Maximum number of Projects to be supported: 5

Level of funding:

JSPS: Up to 2,000,000 JPY per fiscal year (Up to 4,000,000 JPY in total). This amount is to be used for international and domestic travel expenses, including subsistence, of all Japan based team members and should account for 50% or more of the grant. This grant can also be used for consumables, honoraria, material printing, communication, service charges and meeting expenses in Japan.

Royal Society: Up to 12,000 GBP in total. Travel can be conducted by all project participants. Up to 3,000 GBP of the total amount can be spent on research expenses and consumables.

Starting date: 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 for the Japan side and no later than 10 March 2023 for the UK side.

Application Period: 

JSPS: 17:00 JST, Tuesday 6 September 2022

Applications should be sent centrally by the team leader’s research institution in Japan to JSPS Tokyo. JSPS Tokyo does not accept applications from individual researchers and please note that the applicant's affiliated institution may set an earlier, internal deadline to collect and check the format of these applications before forwarding to JSPS Tokyo. Under no circumstances will JSPS Tokyo accept a late application.

Royal Society: 15:00 BST, Wednesday 28 September 2022

For more information about how to apply, please go to the following web link:

  • Please note there is also a JSPS Open Partnership Scheme for joint projects or seminars with similar levels of coverage and no limit to the research areas covered. Under this scheme JSPS has no formal agreement with another funding body. The Japan based group can receive support from JSPS and the counterpart group in another country should seek support for their involvement from a funding body recognised by JSPS. Please visit the following link for more information: