JSPS Summer Programme 2018

Application Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018
Fellowship to take place during fixed period: Tuesday 12 June-Wednesday 22 August 2018
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The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for two months during the summer.

Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a British national and a current MPhil or PhD student based at a UK university or research institution at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo. You can find the application guidelines and form on the JSPS London website.  Any enquiries should be sent to: science@britishcouncil.or.jp

You can read case studies written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows at www.jsps.org/case_studies/fellowsummerprogramme.

Require a research grant?

Canon Foundation in Europe offer research grants to highly qualified European


researchers who have obtained at least a master’s degree within the last 10 years for research in Japan.  Fellowships last three months to one year, and are open to students from any discipline.

Find out more informationClosing date for applications: 15 September 2017

Frank Knox Fellowships 2016-17

Would you like to study at postgraduate programme usflag_fulbrightin the USA?   The Frank Knox Fellowships provide full-funding to enable British citizens who are graduates of British universities to undertake graduate study at all the schools at Harvard University. In addition to applying for a Fellowship, you will have to make a separate and independent application to the programme(s) of your choice. A Frank Knox Fellowship carries no guarantee of admission.  You must be a British citizen when you apply, and normally resident in the UK.

NC3Rs funding schemes

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is an independent scientific organisation. Tasked by Government, they support the UK science base by driving and funding innovation and technological developments that replace or reduce the need for animals in research and testing, and lead to improvements in welfare where animals continue to be used.’

‘They have awarded grants across a range of disciplines including physiology, pharmacology, neurosciences, immunology, toxicology and cancer biology.’

Scholarship / fellowship opportunities within the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission offer awards under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) to citizens of the United Kingdom.  Citizens of other Commonwealth countries should check with the nominating body in their own country as to whether they can apply for these awards (see www.csfp-online.org/fundawards.html for details).

Further information on all Commission awards can be found at www.cscuk.org.uk/apply/outward_awards.asp and by emailing csfpout@acu.ac.uk