JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Overseas Researchers 2024

Notify Faculty of intention to apply by: 15 November 2023

Deadline: 13 December 2023

An opportunity for early career researchers to apply 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.

Funding and Duration - Project length must be 12-24 months. The JSPS provides the following support: a round-trip air ticket for the Fellow; a monthly maintenance stipend of ¥362,000 (c. £1,990); a settling-in allowance of ¥200,000 (c. £1100); a research grant ('Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research') for cooperative research-related expenses, applied for by the Japanese host researcher through his/her host institution.

Eligibility - 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;
  • Have arranged in advance a research plan with a Japanese host researcher employed at a Japanese university/research institution.
  • Submit applications in time for them to be considered before the research is due to begin – awards will not be made retrospectively.

For more details on eligibility please see the scheme notes and frequently asked questions.

How to Apply - Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s grants application system, Flexi-Grant. The application, including a reference/Head of Department statement, must be sent to Research Services by Wednesday 6 December 2023 for institutional approval, for submission to submission to the British Academy by Wednesday 13 December 2023 (17:00 UK time). See below a full list of internal and external deadlines:

Deadline to notify Faculty of intention to apply:

Wednesday 15 November 2023
Deadline for first draft: Wednesday 22 November 2023
Deadline for Research Services: Wednesday 6 December 2023
Funder deadline: Wednesday 13 December 2023 (17:00 UK time)