Type Call
Key dates

Deadline: Wednesday 15 January 2020

Duration: Tuesday 09 June to Wednesday 19 August 2020

Eligibility Applicants must have British nationality and be enrolled in a PhD or MPhil programme at a British university at the time of application


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. 

The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for young researchers from the six countries including the UK to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and research institutions over a period of two months during the summer.

The British Council is this programme's nominating authority for UK candidates.  Applications are now open for the JSPS Summer Programme 2020, with a deadline of 15 January 2020.

Awards include: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance, domestic research trip allowance and overseas travel and accident insurance policy.

Application guidelines and form are available on the British Council Japan website