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.
The aim of the program is to help early-career researchers advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research both in Japan and abroad.
- 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;
- I have arranged in advance a research plan with a Japanese host researcher employed at a Japanese university or research institution.
- Submit applications in time for them to be considered before the research is due to begin; awards will not be made retrospectively.
Candidates from all fields of the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply.
Value and duration:
Awards are for a period of between 12 months minimum and 24 months maximum. JSPS provides the following support:
- 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 was applied for by the Japanese host researcher through his or her host institution.
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s grant application system, Flexi-Grant.
Application, reference/Head of Department statement, and current UK institution application approval deadline: Wednesday, 13 December 2023 (17:00 UK time).