JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Overseas Researchers 2024

The scheme provides funding for early career postdoctoral researchers to conduct cooperative research in Japan, with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other institutions, under the guidance of a Japanese host.

The British Academy is an overseas nominating authority for this scheme, which is funded entirely by the JSPS. In this capacity, the British Academy nominates a designated number of candidates each year.

Eligibility: Candidates from all fields of the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. Applicants must:

  • Be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands;
  • Hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior to the award, or be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect;
  • Have arranged in advance a research plan with a Japanese host researcher employed at a Japanese university/research institution.
  • Submit applications in time for them to be considered before the research is due to begin – awards will not be made retrospectively.

Level of funding: Costs covered include a round-trip air ticket for the Fellow; a monthly maintenance stipend of ¥362,000; a settling-in allowance of ¥200,000; a research grant (‘Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research’) for cooperative research-related expenses, applied for by the Japanese host researcher through their host institution.

Additional information: Awards are for a period of between 12 months minimum to 24 months maximum.

Key dates

  • 13 November 2023: applications close at 17:00 GMT

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