Funding programmes

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 in Japan, established for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Its main functions are to foster young researchers, promote international scientific cooperation, award Grants-in-Aid for scientific research, support scientific cooperation between the academic community and industry and collect and distribute information on scientific research activities.

The application period for the 2017 Summer Programme has now opened.
Applicants must be British nationals and be enrolled in a PhD or Mphil programme at a British university at the time of application.
Applicants must be able to present a valid UK passport as proof of nationality.

Application procedure:
-Download the application form below.
-When you have completed your application form (signed), return it by email.
-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.
-A copy of the identity page of your passport should be attached to your application.

Closing Date:
Application should be sent to by 15 January 2017, 11:59pm UK time.

See the FAQ 
or please email us