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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020


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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) was established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. JSPS plays a key role in the administration of various scientific and academic programmes, whilst expanding bilateral exchange between Japan and the United Kingdom. 

In cooperation with the Royal Society, JSPS provides the opportunity for outstanding young researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading groups at Japanese Universities and Institutions for a period of between 12 to 24 months. 

Eligible applicants should be citizens of the UK or EU and be 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 after 2nd April 2014.  

Eligible research fields are limited to the natural sciences, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering science, agricultural and medical research (non-clinical only). 

The scheme provides funding for between 12 months and two years, covering: 

  • a round-trip air ticket 
  • a monthly maintenance allowance of 362,000 yen (approximately £2500) 
  • a settling-in allowance of 200,000 yen (approximately £1400) 
  • overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage 
  • a research grant, “Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research” (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin Shorei-hi) is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application for these grants is made by the Japanese host researcher through their institution 

Fellowships are expected to commence by 30 November 2020, but not before 01 September 2020.  

Application Deadline: 15:00, Thursday 12 March 2020 

Applications for this fellowship should be submitted to The Royal Society as our nominating authority. 

For more information regarding the scheme, please visit the webpage or contact the Grants team on or +44 20 7451 2666. 





Richard Marshall

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