Announcements


Updated bylaws in effect

posted Aug 18, 2020, 7:01 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Aug 18, 2020, 7:01 PM ]

Updated bylaws for the US and Canada JSPS Alumni Association have been posted on the association's web site. The name of the Alumni Association was changed because many Canadian researchers already joined the Alumni Association and we would like to clearly show that we are accepting members from Canada. These updated bylaws are available on the Bylaws page.

In addition, the updated Bylaws explain how members of the Alumni Association can make a group called a “Chapter” which can hold events for the purpose of promoting activities of the Alumni Association. For full Chapter details, including on how to apply, please visit the Chapter page.

BRIDGE Fellowship 'contribution' examples

posted Aug 18, 2020, 6:41 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Aug 18, 2020, 6:41 PM ]

As part of the selection process for the annual BRIDGE Fellowship, one of the screening criteria is that “The applicant is actively involved in alumni activities.” A new web page has been created that lists a number of BRIDGE Fellowship 'contribution' examples to help AA members with this aspect of the fellowship application process.

JSPS US and Canada AA Seminar Program 2020 (2nd application call)

posted Jun 22, 2020, 7:20 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Jun 22, 2020, 7:21 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office is pleased to announce the 2nd application call for the 2020 year JSPS US and Canada Alumni Association Seminar Program. This program was established for the members of the US and Canada 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 2020 and February 2021. 

The deadline for application materials to be received by the JSPS Washington Office is July 31, 2020.

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

2020 JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program Awardees Announced (1st call)

posted Jun 1, 2020, 5:30 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Jun 2, 2020, 6:01 PM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the awardees from the 1st application call of the 2020 year JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program. We offer our congratulations to the following AA members:

Dr. Barry Philip Rosen, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Dr. Zhiqiang (John) Zhai, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

More information, including details about the awardees and the date/location of these upcoming seminars, will be available on the JSPS US and Canada AA Seminar Program 2020 (1st application call) page. Congratulations all! 

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

posted Mar 12, 2020, 7:44 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Mar 12, 2020, 7:44 AM ]

Reports about the most recent Seminar Program events have been posted on the JSPS US AA Seminar Program 2019 (2nd application call) page for the two awardees:  Dr. Christina Laffin, Associate Head, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, and Dr. Anthony J. Tosi, Associate Professor , Anthropology Department, Kent State University.

Seeking new member for the IT Committee of the US & Canada JSPS Alumni Association

posted Feb 4, 2020, 7:14 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Feb 4, 2020, 7:14 PM ]

The IT Committee of the US & Canada JSPS Alumni Association is seeking applications for a new member of the committee to assist with alumni web site support. The new member must be a JSPS Alumni Association member from Canada.  More information about applying can be found here: Request for Applications.

Review of applications will begin on February 21 and will continue until the position is filled.  This is a volunteer position and no financial compensation is provided.

2019 JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program Awardees Announced (2nd call)

posted Feb 2, 2020, 7:09 PM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 7:09 PM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the awardees from the 2nd application call of the 2019 year JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program.  We offer our congratulations to the following AA members:

Dr. Christina Laffin, Associate Head, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia

Dr. Anthony J. Tosi, Associate Professor , Anthropology Department, Kent 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 (2nd application call) page.  Congratulations all! 

JSPS US AA Seminar Program 2020 (1st application call)

posted Dec 22, 2019, 10:01 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Dec 22, 2019, 10:01 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office is pleased to announce the 1st application call for the 2020 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 June 2020 and September 2020. 

The deadline for application materials to be received by the JSPS Washington Office is February 21, 2020.

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

Announcement of the 2020 BRIDGE Fellowship

posted Dec 5, 2019, 5:45 AM by Dana Freiburger   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 5:45 AM ]

The JSPS Washington Office has officially announced the 2020 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 2020 BRIDGE Fellowship application deadline is January 10, 2020.

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

Announcement of Member Publications

posted Oct 22, 2019, 5:45 AM by Dana Freiburger

The JSPS US Alumni Association is pleased to make an announcement regarding recent publications on behalf of our many members. Recently we received notice about a member publication related to the discovery of a new molecule in a marine organism that is involved in its internal structural mechanisms; full details can be found here:

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