The JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, jointly organized by the United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 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) and UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR, Tokyo), in co-operation with host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions.
This fellowship is aimed at candidates who have completed their PhD degrees in the past six years and also have professional and/or research experience. UNU will assist in securing acceptance from host researchers for short-listed candidates.
Research proposals for JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships should relate clearly to one of the research areas of UNU-IAS or UNU-CPR, and also aim to be policy-relevant.
The following research programmes and projects at UNU-IAS are accepting applications for JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellows:
The following research programmes at UNU-CPR in are accepting applications for JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellows:
Fellowships are awarded for a period of 24 months. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (received on or after 2 April 2008) when the fellowship begins, or be scheduled to receive a doctoral degree before the fellowship begins.(Japanese nationals are not eligible.)
The deadline to apply (for the JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme that begins on 1 September 2014) is 15 March 2014.
For more about the programme, including eligibility and conditions, please see the JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme page on the UNU-IAS website.
JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
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