JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Open to: applicants must hold a doctoral degree (received on or after 2 April 2013) when the fellowship begins, or be scheduled to receive a doctoral degree before the fellowship begins
Benefits: fully funded

Description

Jointly organized by the United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is designed to provide promising, highly qualified, young researchers with the opportunity to conduct advanced research relevant to the main thematic focus areas of the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, Tokyo) in cooperation with host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions. UNU-IAS acts as the nominating authority for the JSPS–UNU Programme. This fellowship is aimed at candidates who have completed their doctorates in the past six years and also have professional and/or research experience. UNU-IAS will assist in securing acceptance from host researchers for short-listed candidates.

Fellowships are awarded for a period of 24 months.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (received on or after 2 April 2013) when the fellowship begins, or be scheduled to receive a doctoral degree before the fellowship begins. Japanese nationals are not eligible, nor are those of dual nationality if one is Japanese. Also, those who have permanent residency in Japan are not eligible. Those who have been previously awarded a Standard or Pathway Fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan scheme are not eligible.

Benefits

  1. A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)
  2. A monthly maintenance allowance of EUR 2890.07 (JPY362,000)
  3. A settling-in allowance of  EUR 1596.73 (JPY200,000) (based on JSPS regulations)
  4. Overseas travel, accident, and sickness insurance coverage, etc.

How to apply?

Interested and eligible candidates are invited to submit a completed application form and supporting documents to [email protected].

For more information, please visit the official web page.