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Interested in collaborative research with Japanese universities? JSPS may be the answer…

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has forwarded details of the following research fellowship opportunities.

JSPS Pathway to University Positions in Japan Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
The 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. JSPS will fund the initial 12 to 24 months of the visit and the fellowship thereafter is designed to lead to full-time employment at the host institution. Eligible applicants need to be within 10 years of finishing their PhD. Eligible research fields are not limited. Deadline: Friday 4 September 2015. Fellowships must start between 1 April to 30 November 2016.

JSPS Invitation Fellowships: Long Term, Short Term and Short Term S
Invitation Fellowships provide the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions for single visits of between 7 days to 10 months. Eligible applicants need to be established researchers with an excellent record of research achievements. Eligible research fields are not limited. These fellowships can be awarded to the same researcher multiple times. Japanese nationals who have lived outside of Japan for at least 10 years and have been actively engaged in research there throughout this period are also eligible to apply. Application Deadline: 4 September 2015 to JSPS Tokyo via host in Japan. Fellowships must start between 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.  

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science.

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Paul Rothwell • 24/07/2015


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