On 21st November 2017, event attendees were very pleased to welcome speakers from JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) from their London office, learning more about the JSPS funding opportunities to support and enrich collaboration between Japan and the UK. Professor Chang Hong Liu of BU’s Department of Psychology also gave an insightful overview of how important being funded by JSPS, earlier in his career, was to his academic progress and network.
For those unable to attend on the day, the event gave an overview of research funding in Japan and the important role played by JSPS. For UK-based researchers, from PhD students through to professoriate, JSPS offers a number of fellowships and institutional collboration routes which all provide opportunities for collaboration with Japanese researchers.
The key schemes covered in this JSPS visit:
- Summer Programme – an introduction to Japan and a short research project for Masters / PhD candidates
- Postdoctoral fellowhips – a short term (1-12 months) or standard (1-2 years) research fellowship in Japan
- Invited fellowships – where Japanese researchers can invite midcareer to professorial colleagues to participate in one of three fellowship schemes.
BU staff can login to access the slides from the event on MyBU (within the International Funding Pathway of the RKEDF community).
BU staff considering applying for any of these calls and other international funding, should contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: International Funding, for further information and support.