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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.

FY2020 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

13 August 2019

For Alumni / JBUK
Symposium Scheme

FY2020 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 FY2020 from here 

Application Form_for_FY2020 from here

Closing date: Monday 14th October, 2019

Contact details: All completed application forms should be e mailed to JSPS London at:

FY2019 JSPS London BRIDGE Fellowship Call for Applications

08 January 2019

For Alumni / JBUK

Closing date: Wednesday 20th February, 2019

Visit start period: Between July 2019 to the end of March 2020


his 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 Quarters webpage for more information:

Applicable Feild

All fields of the humanities, socia 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 is 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 (FY2014 – FY2018) 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) facilitiesand other institutions engaged in scientific research
(3)Technical colleges
(4)Institutions designated by the MEXT

*Eligible institutions under (1)-(4) are listed at: (Posted only in Japanese) 

*Definition of “full-time employment” is according to the regulations of the hostinstitution.
*There are cases when 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 theproject and must provide an appropriate research environment (e.g., laboratory, equipment, personnel) for it.
*(2.) National and public research laboratories

Requirements of BRIDGE Fellows

• Fellows are required to submit a report to JSPS Tokyo Head Quarters 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 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 FY2019.

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 JSPS Tokyo Head Quarters by mid May 2019.

• 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 2019 to 31 March 2020.

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 ¥13,000
• Research Support allowance of ¥100,000
*This allowance covers cooperative research-related expenses and can be applied for by the host researcher through their host institution to JSPS Tokyo once award of a fellowship has been confirmed.
• Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage.

*These terms of award are subject to change.

Application Assessment Criteria

• Provision a: Recruitment Policy
• Provision c: Screening Criteria
• Provision e: Rules for Nominating Committee Members

These documents can be found at the following URL:

Application Procedure

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

Application for JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship programme FY2019 (Form_A) *you can fill in this PDF form directly.

Agreement by Host Researcher (Form B) *you can fill in this PDF form directly.
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.

In all sections of the application form please and do not use a font size below 10. For the application 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 :

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 regarding infringement of human rights and prohibiting 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.

FY2019 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

14 August 2018

For Alumni / JBUK
Symposium Scheme

Closing date: Monday 15th October, 2018

Time frame for holding events: between June 2019 to the end of February 2020

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FY2018 JSPS London BRIDGE Fellowship Call for Applications

21 December 2017

For Alumni / JBUK

Closing date: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Visit start period: Between July 2018 to the end of March 2019

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FY2018 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

06 September 2017

For Alumni / JBUK
Symposium Scheme

Closing date: Wednesday 8th November, 2017

Time frame for holding events: between June 2018 to the end of February 2019

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Application Guidelines for the JSPS London JBUK Japan Award 2017

05 January 2017

For Alumni / JBUK

Closing date: Monday 20th March 2017

Visit Period: Between June 2017 to the end of February 2018

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FY2017 JSPS London BRIDGE Fellowship Call for Applications

For Alumni / JBUK

Closing date: Monday 13th February 2017
Visit start period: Between July 2017 to the end of March 2018

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FY2017 Call for the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme

02 September 2016

For Alumni / JBUK
Symposium Scheme

Closing date: Monday 7th November, 2016

Time frame for holding events: between June 2017 to the end of February 2018

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*NEW* JSPS London JBUK Japan Award

23 March 2016

For Alumni / JBUK

Closing date: Thursday 5th May 2016

Visit Period: Between August 2016 to the end of February 2017

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