Announcements


Announcement of the 2019 BRIDGE Fellowship

posted Jan 10, 2019, 8:32 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Jan 10, 2019, 8:32 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has officially announced the 2019 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 2019 BRIDGE Fellowship application deadline is February 8, 2019.

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

Pre/Postdoctoral Short-Term Fellowship through the AA

posted Dec 22, 2018, 10:30 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Dec 22, 2018, 10:30 AM ]

Now accepting applications!  Application deadline: January 31, 2019.

For detailed application instructions, eligibility restrictions, and terms of awards, please see the Pre/Postdoctoral Short-Term Fellowship through the AA  page.

JSPS US AA Seminar Program 2019 (1st application call)

posted Dec 15, 2018, 10:53 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Dec 15, 2018, 10:53 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office is pleased to announce the 1st application call for the 2019 year JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program. This program was established for the members of the US JSPS Alumni Association to support academic seminars organized by Association members to promote the objectives of the Association.

We are now accepting proposals for seminars to be held between May 2019 and September 2019.

The deadline for application materials to be received by the JSPS Washington Office is February 22, 2019.

For the full posting including instructions for submission follow the link below:

http://www.jspsusa-alumni.org/fellowships/seminar-program-2019

2018 JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program Awardees Announced (2nd Call)

posted Oct 1, 2018, 6:13 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Oct 21, 2018, 5:56 PM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the awardees from the 2nd application call of the 2018 year JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program.  We offer our congratulations to the following AA members:

Dr. Baofeng Feng, Professor of School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Raffi Takvor Khatchadourian, Assistant Professor
City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College

Prof. Lawrence T. Scott, Adjunct Professor at UNR and Professor Emeritus at BC
University of Nevada, Reno and Boston College

More information, including details about the awardees and the date/location of these upcoming seminars, is now available on the JSPS US AA Seminar Program 2018 (2nd application call) page.  Congratulations all!

Updated bylaws in effect

posted Jun 1, 2018, 6:14 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 6:15 AM ]

Updated bylaws for the US JSPS Alumni Association have been posted on the association's web site.  Article 4, section 2 concerning Membership has been revised to expand the association's membership to Canada as follows:  "Persons who have been funded and/or awarded by JSPS and currently residing or have an affiliation with a research organization in the U.S. or Canada are eligible for regular membership."

These updated bylaws are available on the Bylaws page.

2018 BRIDGE FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES ANNOUNCED

posted May 27, 2018, 9:26 AM by Dana Freiburger

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the 2018 BRIDGE Fellowship awardees - our congratulations to the following four individuals and we look forward to their reports following their upcoming experiences in Japan:

(Host researcher: Prof. Kumiko Haba, Aoyama Gakuin University)

(Host researcher: Prof. Katsushi Tokunaga, The University of Tokyo)

(Host researcher: Prof. Kiyosei Takasu, Kyoto University)

(Host researcher: Prof. Hiroaki Saito, The University of Tokyo)

New Short-term Fellowship through the US JSPS Alumni Association

posted May 21, 2018, 5:39 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated May 21, 2018, 5:39 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office is pleased to announce a new short-term Fellowship through the US JSPS Alumni Association (AA).  It aims to extend and expand the researchers network developed between AA members and the researchers in Japan, increase the benefit of  membership, and encourage more former fellows to join the Alumni Association.

Further information, including eligibility and application details, can be found on this page.

JSPS US AA Seminar Program 2018 (2nd application call)

posted May 13, 2018, 9:58 PM by US JSPS Alumni

The JSPS Washington Office is pleased to announce the 2nd application call for the 2018 year JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program.  This new program was established for the members of the US JSPS Alumni Association to support academic seminars organized by Association members to promote the objectives of the Association.  

We are now accepting proposals for seminars to be held between October 2018 and February 2019

The deadline for application materials to be received by the JSPS Washington Office is June 30, 2018.

For the full posting including instructions for submission follow the link below: 

2018 JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program Awardee Announced

posted May 3, 2018, 7:43 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated May 3, 2018, 7:45 PM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the name of the first awardee for the 2018 year JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program.  We offer our congratulations to Dr. Matthew J. Major, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, whose seminar, titled "Neuromechanics of Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Loss," will take place on 11 June 2018 at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.  Please see the Seminar Program 2018 page for more details.

Bridge Fellowship reports from four “BRIDGE Fellows” now available

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:02 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 6:50 AM ]

Four “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; then Dr. Harinantenaina Liva Romuald RAKOTONDRAIBE (College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University and) Dr. Ming-Cheh Liu (Health Science Campus, University of Toledo) visited Japan in December – 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.

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