Funding Opportunities


Latest Calls Category: Bilateral

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






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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ESRC-AHRC UK-Japan SSH Connections Grants

02 August 2018

Bilateral

The ESRC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are inviting applications for the UK-Japan Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Connections grants, aimed at fostering the development of long-term relationships with Japanese researchers in the field of social sciences and humanities (SSH).
The overall budget for this call is £1.5 million, with funding up to £50,000 (at 100% non standard fEC) per applicant for a maximum period of 18 months.


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UKRI - JSPS joint call 2018 (JRPs Lead with UKRI)

02 July 2018

Bilateral

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) are pleased to invite applications to the first UKRI-JSPS joint call. Deadline for Expression of Interests/ Full applications: mid July to mid August 2018 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 leading researchers and teams in areas of mutual strength through sharing resources including research facilities. The UKRI has allocated £5 million and JSPS has allocated 300,000,000 yen (approximately £2 million) to this activity to support 10 bilateral projects in total. Successful projects should start from 14th February 2019. The UKRI component of this call will be funded through the Fund for International Collaboration and the JSPS component of this call will receive financial support from within the framework of its International Joint Research Programme.


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FY2019 Call for Bilateral Joint Research Projects / Seminars

08 June 2018

Bilateral

Type A: Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’ Counterpart Funding Institutions
This scheme is based on an agreement with the Royal Society.

Duration of Project: 2 years

Level of funding:

JSPS: Up to 2,000,000 JPY per fiscal year (Up to JPY 4,000,000 in total)

Royal Society: Up to GBP 12,000 in total

*Starting date: 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 for the Japanese side and from 18 March 2019 to 2020 for the UK side.

Application Period: 

JSPS: Wednesday 22nd August to Wednesday 5th September, 2018, Japan time.

Applications should be sent centrally by the 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: Tuesday 2nd October, 2018 ,15:00 UK time

For more information please go to the following web link: https://www.jsps.org/bilateral_research_fundin/2018/02/type-a-bilatera-a136.html

Type B: Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars

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.

Duration Supported:

Joint Projects – up to 2 years 

*Start date must be during the period of 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Joint Seminars – up to 1 week

* Seminars must be held during the period of 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

 

Level of funding:

Joint Projects - Up to JPY 2,000,000 per fiscal year    (Up to JPY 4,000,000 in total)

Joint Seminars - Up to JPY 2,000,000

Application Period: 

JSPS: Wednesday 22nd August to Wednesday 5th September, 2018, Japan time.

Applications should be sent centrally by the 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.

 

For more information please go to the following web link:

https://www.jsps.org/bilateral_research_fundin/2018/02/type-b-open-partnership-joint-projectsseminars.html






FY2018 Bilateral Joint Research Projects/ Seminars

29 June 2017

Bilateral

Type A: Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’ Counterpart Institutions
This scheme is based on an agreement with the Royal Society.

Duration of Project: 2 years

*Starting date: 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 for the Japanese side and from 31 March 2018 to 2019 for the UK side.  

Application Period: 

JSPS: Wednesday 23rd August to Wednesday 6th September, 2017. Applications should be sent centrally by the 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: 10th October 2017, 15:00 UK time. 

Type B: Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars

Duration of Project: 

Joint Projects – up to 2 years 

*Start date must be during the period of 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Joint Seminars – up to 1 week
* Seminars must be held during the period of 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

For more detailed information






FY2017 for JSPS Open Partnership Joint Projects / Seminars

08 July 2016

Bilateral

Applications to JSPS Tokyo 
Duration of Project:
Joint Projects - up to 2 years
*Start date must be during the period of 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
Joint Seminars – up to 1 week
*Seminars must be held during the period of 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Application Period: 25 August 2016 through 8 September 2016
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FY2016 for JSPS Open Partnership Joint Projects / Seminars

17 June 2015

Bilateral

Applications to JSPS Tokyo  
Duration of Project: 

Joint Projects - up to 2 years

*Start date must be during the period of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

Joint Seminars – up to 1 week

*Seminars must be held during the period of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017


Application Period: 25 August 2015 through 8 September 2015

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FY2015 for JSPS Open Partnership Joint Projects / Seminars

20 November 2014

Bilateral

Applications to JSPS Tokyo  
Duration of Project: 

Joint Projects - up to 2 years

*Start date must be during the period of 1 July 2015 to 31 March 2016

Joint Seminars – up to 1 week

*Seminars must be held during the period of 1 July 2015 to 31 March 2016


Application Period: 8 December 2014 through 4 February 2015

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