The JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for International Students in Japan, 2013

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UNU and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) jointly offers the JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme at UNU-IAS (Institute of Advanced Studies) and UNU-ISP (Institute for Sustainability and Peace) in Japan. The field of research are the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Applicants must be citizens of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. Candidate must hold the doctoral degree and have at least 10 months research and/or professional experience. The duration of fellowship is one year. The award covers airfare , monthly allowance, medical insurance. Selection is based on academic merit and the quality of the research proposal. The successful candidate is notified in May 2013. The last date for applying is 28th February 2013.. The JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme was launched in 2002 and is jointly organised by UNU and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). It is designed to provide promising, highly qualified, young researchers the opportunity to conduct advanced research relevant to the main thematic focus of UNU-IAS (Institute of Advanced Studies), located in Yokohama, or UNU-ISP (Institute for Sustainability and Peace), located in Tokyo, and in co-operation with their host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions. UNU acts as the nominating authority for the JSPS-UNU Programme, and UNU-IAS administers the programme on behalf of UNU in the nominating process. . This scholarship is for pursuing Postdoctoral level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: UNU conducts research on all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Yet, research proposals for JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships should relate clearly to one of the current research areas of UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP as well as aim to be policy-relevant. The following Research Programmes and Projects at UNU-IAS in Yokohama are accepting applications for JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellows: -Science and Technology for Sustainable Societies -Sustainable Urban Futures -Biodiplomacy Initiative -Sustainable Development Governance -Traditional Knowledge Initiative The following Research Programmes at UNU-ISP in Tokyo are accepting applications for JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellows: -International Cooperation and Development -Global Change and Sustainability -Peace and Security
Who can apply to this scholarship? Citizens of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. Japanese nationals are not eligible.
· Holders of a doctoral degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received on or after 2 April 2007, or those scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect.
· Applicants with at least 10 months research and/or professional experience are especially encouraged to apply.
· Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the “JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers” (excluding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Short
· term) for North American and European Researchers and Summer Program) are not eligible.
Benefits of the scholarship: A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations), A monthly maintenance allowance of JPY362,000 A settling-in allowance of JPY200,000, Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage, etc.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowships are awarded for a period of 24 months.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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