JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers




Application forms for the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers (with British Academy as nominating authority) in 2014 are now available.

The British Academy is currently inviting applications from scholars for theJSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, where the Academy is a foreign Nominating Authority for the programme. 

Purpose of Fellowships
This scheme is for researchers 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 to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.

In its capacity as a foreign Nominating Authority, the British Academy is entitled to nominate a quota of candidates each year for the scheme.


For applicants nominated 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 Japanese host researcher employed at a Japanese university/research institution.

The scheme is not open to Japanese nationals or to applicants who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Foreign Researchers.

Level of Award
The scheme provides subsistence funding as well as a settling-in allowance, a return air ticket and insurance cover. The Japanese host institution may also apply for a research grant of up to ¥1.5 million per year.

JSPS will provide funding for visits of between 12 months minimum and up to 24 months maximum.

Deadline for submission of applications: 5 December 2013
Results expected: March/April 2014
Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 May 2014

Source: http://www.britac.ac.uk/index.cfm