Announcements


2019 BRIDGE FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES ANNOUNCED

posted Aug 7, 2019, 6:08 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Aug 7, 2019, 6:08 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the 2019 BRIDGE Fellowship awardees - our congratulations to the following six individuals and we look forward to their reports following their upcoming experiences in Japan:

Dr. Belay Teshome Ayele, University of Manitoba
(Host researcher: Unit Leader, Mitsunori Seo, RIKEN)

Dr. Christopher Charles Packham, University of Texas at San Antonio
(Host researcher: Assistant Professor, Masatoshi Imanishi, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

Dr. Ranga Narayanan, University of Florida
(Host researcher: Associate Senior Researcher, Satoshi Matsumoto, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Dr. Helen Ngo Lew, United States Department of Agriculture
(Host researcher: Senior researcher, Junichi Mano, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)

Dr. Steven Wayne Collins, University of Washington Bothell
(Host researcher: Professor, Masaya Nakahara, Ehime University)

Dr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
(Host researcher: Professor, Tsutomu Nakagawa, Gifu University)

Bridge Fellowship Program 2018 reports from four awardees now available

posted Jul 2, 2019, 5:46 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Jul 2, 2019, 5:46 PM ]

The following awardees have submitted reports about their visit to Japan. 
  • Dr. Steven S. Rosefielde, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Yutaka Yasui, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN) / University of Alberta (Edmonton)
  • Dr. Duy Huu Hua, Kansas State University
  • Dr. Kenneth Owen Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Please read their JSPS Bridge Fellowship reports found on the BRIDGE Fellowship Awardee History web page.

JSPS US AA Seminar Program 2019 (2nd application call)

posted May 31, 2019, 7:46 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Jul 5, 2019, 7:03 PM ]

The JSPS Washington Office is pleased to announce the 2nd 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 October 2019 and February 2020. 

The deadline for application materials to be received by the JSPS Washington Office is July 26, 2019.

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


2019 JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program Awardees Announced (1st call)

posted May 11, 2019, 12:05 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated May 11, 2019, 12:07 PM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the awardees from the 1st application call of the 2019 year JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program.  We offer our congratulations to the following AA members:

Prof. Sumith Ranil Wickramasinghe Raffi, Ross E. Martin Endowed Chair in Emerging Technologies, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas

Dr. Duy H. Hua, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University

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 2019 (1st application call) page.  Congratulations all! 

Announcement of Member Events

posted Apr 23, 2019, 7:46 PM by Sven Nelson   [ updated Apr 23, 2019, 7:47 PM ]

The JSPS Alumni Association is pleased to share announcements on behalf of our members.  

We have received a call for interest in an event for US and Canadian JSPS Alumni during the 2019 IEEE/RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots.  If you would be interested in attending such an event, please contact the organizer by July 1st.  

The full post can be found here: 

If you are a member of the JSPS AA who has an announcement for a symposium or even to share with the group, please follow the instructions here to submit your post. 

JSPS US AA Seminar Program 2018 reports from four awardees now available

posted Apr 15, 2019, 7:56 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 8:06 PM ]

The following awardees have submitted reports about their 2018 JSPS US AA Seminar Program events:
  1. Dr. Matthew J. Major, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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

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

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

Please read their reports found on JSPS US AA Seminar Program 2018 (1st application call, 2nd application call) web pages.

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!

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