Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024

Deadline: 13th of December, 2023

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.


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;
  • 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).

Click here to apply

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