JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program 2017

The JSPS Washington Office has announced the names of the two awardees for the 2017 year 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.
          The full program is now available here: Hoque Seminar Program 2018

  • 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.

    The full program is now available here: Singh Seminar Program 2018

    Details, including registrations info, available here:  

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.

See below for more information about the new Seminar Program:
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.  This program, called the JSPS US Alumni Association Seminar Program, aims to fulfill the following three objectives:
  1. Foster and encourage the Association members to maintain and develop relationships with researchers in Japan.
  2. Organize events that enhance communication among the Association members and with researchers in Japan.
  3. Support other academic activities initiated by the Association members.
The applicable research fields supported by this new seminar program include any fields of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; however, it does not support subjects related to military affairs.

Eligibility for this seminar program is limited to applicants who meet the following conditions:
  • Be a regular member of the US JSPS Alumni Association.
  • Be a researcher affiliated with a research organization in the US.
Approximately three seminars will be supported in any given fiscal year and the amount of funding will be determined by review of the application, but each seminar will have a maximum funding level of $10,000. Further details about the terms of funding, the requirements for applications, selection criteria, and other information are found in the seminar program Application Guidelines document available here as a PDF file.

Applications for the seminar program are now being accepted and all forms (see below) in addition to other requested support documents must be received by the JSPS Washington Office by September 8, 2017.  Please read the seminar program Application Guidelines document - available here as a PDF file - before submitting your application.  If you have any questions, please contact the JSPS Washington Office at us-alumni [at] jspsusa.org.