Announcements


Bridge Fellowship reports from two “BRIDGE Fellows” now available

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:02 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 10:02 AM ]

Two “BRIDGE Fellows” have submitted reports about their recent 2017 fellowships back to Japan. Dr. Neel Savani (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland Baltimore County), and Dr. Daniel Nover (University of California, Merced) completed their fellowship visits last November – please read their JSPS Bridge Fellowship reports found on the BRIDGE Fellowship Awardee History web page.  And don’t forget the upcoming application deadline of February 9, 2018, for 2018 Bridge Fellowships – see the announcement here.

Announcement of the 2018 BRIDGE Fellowship

posted Jan 4, 2018, 6:51 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 6:53 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has officially announced the 2018 BRIDGE Fellowship.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) provides opportunities for overseas researchers who have conducted research activities under JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan or other JSPS programs to come back to Japan to create, sustain and/ or strengthen research collaborations with Japanese colleagues. The objective is to build strong networks among researchers in Japan and other countries through a variety of activities. These include former JSPS fellows visiting their past host institutions in Japan, or coming to Japan to plan or implement joint research projects and seminars, to offer training or lectures for young researchers, or to prepare or attend scientific conferences and research meetings.

The 2018 BRIDGE Fellowship application deadline is February 9, 2018.

For full BRIDGE fellowship details including how to apply, please visit the BRIDGE Fellowship Application page.

Apply now for the 2018 Seminar Program

posted Dec 9, 2017, 10:52 PM by Sven Nelson   [ updated Dec 9, 2017, 10:53 PM ]

The JSPS US Alumni Association is happy to announce the call for applications for the 2018 Seminar Program.  

The Seminar Program is a new program for members of the US JSPS Alumni Association to support academic seminars to foster and maintain relationships with researchers in Japan, to enhance communication with researchers in Japan, and to support the academic activities of Association members.  

For more information, see the full announcement here: 

2017 JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program Awardees Announced

posted Nov 30, 2017, 6:49 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Dec 7, 2017, 5:40 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the names of the two awardees for this year’s JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program.  We offer our congratulations to:

  • Dr. Mohammad O. Hoque, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University

    Dr. Hoque's research interests are to develop and validate genetic and epigenetic approaches for early cancer diagnosis, cancer risk assessment  and cancer prognosis in addition to the study of molecular biologic basis of head and neck, lung and genitourinary cancer.

  • Dr. Ramesh P. Singh, Professor, Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University

    Dr. Singh's research interests include the study of natural hazards, early warning of coastal earthquakes, soil moisture, landslides, snow avalanches, floods, dust storms, remote sensing applications, geophysical explorations, atmospheric pollution and mining environment.

We look forward to receiving more information about these first seminars under this new program, both of which will be held in February 2018, as plans and other details becomes available (information which will be posted here) as well as reports on their final outcomes.

BRIDGE FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES ANNOUNCED

posted Sep 7, 2017, 10:36 AM by Timothy Devarenne   [ updated Sep 9, 2017, 6:24 PM by Sven Nelson ]

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the 2017 BRIDGE Fellowship awardees - our congratulations to the following four individuals and we look forward to their reports following their upcoming experiences in Japan:

Dr. Neel Prakash Savani Patel
Assistant Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Host researcher: Prof. Kanya Kusano, Nagoya University

Dr. Ming-Cheh LIU
Professor of Pharmacology, University of Toledo
Host researcher: Prof. Yoichi Sakakibara, University of Miyazaki 

Dr. Daniel Martin Nover
Water Resource Researcher, University of California, Merced
Host researcher: Prof. Yosuke Yamashiki, Kyoto University

Dr. Harinantenaina Liva Romuald Rakotondraibe
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University
Host researcher: Prof. Katsuyoshi Matunami, Hiroshima University

JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program Announced

posted Aug 4, 2017, 4:52 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 6:21 AM ]

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Washington Office has created a new program for the members of the US JSPS Alumni Association to support academic seminars organized by Association members to promote the objectives of the Association - the JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program.  Please visit the Seminar Program page to learn more about this exciting opportunity and how to apply.

New By-Laws in effect

posted Jul 19, 2017, 12:04 PM by Sven Nelson   [ updated Jul 19, 2017, 12:10 PM ]

We are pleased to announce that the proposed new by-laws for the JSPS Alumni Association (AA) that we circulated to members on June 13, 2017 have now gone into effect.

The new Bylaws are available here: Bylaws

For current members

Your membership still continues, but in the near future you will receive email instructions on how to register and receive a member number.  At this time the AA is not collecting membership fees. If you had opted for automatic dues payments on PayPal, this option has been canceled.

New JSPS-AA "Seminar Program"

Also, in the near future the AA in coordination with the JSPS Washington Office will be announcing a call for applications for the new “Seminar Program”. The AA and JSPS-WO are pleased to launch this new series of activities.

Announcement for the BRIDGE Fellowship 2017

posted May 10, 2017, 10:44 AM by Sven Nelson   [ updated May 10, 2017, 10:59 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has officially announced the 2017 BRIDGE Fellowship.  

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) provides opportunities for overseas researchers who have conducted research activities under JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan or other JSPS programs to come back to Japan to create, sustain and/ or strengthen research collaborations with Japanese colleagues. The objective is to build strong networks among researchers in Japan and other countries through a variety of activities. These include former JSPS fellows visiting their past host institutions in Japan, or coming to Japan to plan or implement joint research projects and seminars, to offer training or lectures for young researchers, or to prepare or attend scientific conferences and research meetings.

For the full fellowship details including how to apply, follow the link below: 

US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association-BRIDGE Fellowship for 2016

posted Feb 26, 2017, 2:27 PM by US JSPS Alumni   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 6:23 AM by Dana Freiburger ]

Originally posted Mar 21, 2016, 11:20 AM by US JSPS Alumni 

Closed for this year. The result of the Bridge Fellowship for 2016 will be announced by the US JSPS WO.

7th MSF - Closed

posted Mar 21, 2016, 12:56 PM by US JSPS Alumni   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 12:56 PM by Timothy Devarenne ]

                       
The 7th MSF was not held due to reorganization of the Alumni Association.

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