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The Royal Society 2022 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship

The scheme, which is funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), provides the opportunity for highly qualified early career researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. The Royal Society is provided with a quota for this scheme by JSPS

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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship

The scheme provides funding for between 12 months and two years, covering:

  • a round-trip air ticket
  • a monthly maintenance allowance of 362,000 yen (approximately £2,500)
  • a settling-in allowance of 200,000 yen (approximately £1,400)
  • overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • a research grant, “Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research” (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin Shorei-hi) is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application for these grants is made by the Japanese host researcher through their institution

Requirements for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Qualification

You can apply for this scheme if you:

  • have a PhD, or will have a PhD by the time the funding starts
  • have not received your PhD more than six year prior to application
  • are a UK resident and citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
  • have a research proposal agreed with a Japanese host scientist

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Application Deadline

March 9, 2022


How to Apply

For more details, visit The Royal Society website.

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