2019 British Council Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Programme

Deadline: January 15, 2020.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is an independent administrative institution, established by way of a national law for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. JSPS plays a pivotal role in the administration of a wide spectrum of Japan’s scientific and academic programmes. While working within the broad framework of government policies established to promote scientific advancement, JSPS carries out its programmes in a manner flexible to the needs of the participating scientists



1. You must be a UK national and hold a UK passport.

2. PhD students as well as M.Phil. students enrolled at a UK university are eligible to apply.

3. Your home university must be based in the UK

4. If you are currently doing research at another institution or living outside of the UK you are still eligible to apply if your home university is based in the UK.



1. JSPS provides a fellowship for young foreign researchers, namely the Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan.

2. This fellowship offers opportunities for such researchers to pursue collaborative research at Japanese universities and research institutes, thereby allowing them to advance their own research while promoting scientific progress in both Japan and their respective countries.

3. JSPS Summer Programme” is implemented as a component of the Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan. It provides opportunities for young researchers from North American and European countries to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutes over a period of two months during the summer.



  • Download the application and the appendix below.
  • When you have completed your application form and the appendix (both signed), send those by email to science@britishcouncil.or.jp.
  • A letter of acceptance/invitation from your host researcher should be attached to your application, or your host researcher can send it directly to the British Council by post or email it to the address below.
  • A copy of the identity page of your UK passport should be attached to your application.




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