Funding Call: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Overseas Researchers 2020



The British Academy is currently inviting applications from UK-based early career scholars for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Overseas Researchers. The Academy is an overseas nominating authority for this fellowship scheme.
Purpose of Fellowships
This scheme is for scholars in the UK who are at an early stage of their career and wish to conduct research in Japan for a period of 12-24 months.
The scheme, which is wholly funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), provides the opportunity for highly qualified young researchers based in the UK to engage and collaborate with leading research groups in universities and other research institutions in Japan. In its capacity as an overseas nominating authority for this scheme, the British Academy is able to nominate a quota of candidates each year.
Eligibility requirements
For applicants to be considered for nomination by the British Academy, the research undertaken must be on a subject within the social sciences or humanities. Applicants must have received their PhD within the last six years prior to their application and must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. They must have a research proposal agreed with a host researcher employed at a university / research institution in Japan.
The scheme is not open to Japanese nationals, those who have permanent residency in Japan, or to applicants who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Foreign Researchers.
The scheme provides subsistence funding as well as a settling-in allowance and a return air ticket. The Japanese host institution may also apply through the Japanese host researcher for a "Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research" for cooperative research-related expenses.
Application process
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy's Grant Management System, Flexi-Grant®.
Application and referee / head of department statements deadline and current UK host institution approval deadline: Wednesday 18 December 2019 (17.00 UK time)
Earliest start date for research: 1 April 2020
Contact details
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