The British Council, together with its partners in Japan, supports exchange between young researchers from the UK and other countries. We are able to introduce a variety of funding to promote exchange through activities such as short-term visits and networking conferences.
Funding available through the British Council
Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Programme
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 programs. While working within the broad framework of government policies established to promote scientific advancement, JSPS carries out its programs in a manner flexible to the needs of the participating scientists.
JSPS provides a fellowship for young foreign researchers, namely the Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan. 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.
“JSPS Summer Program” 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.
The application period for the 2018 Summer Programme has now closed.
The 2019 Summer Programme application period will open in the Autumn of 2018 so please check back again then.