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The ACS International Center and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) are pleased to produce a webinar on grants and fellowship opportunities for research collaborations in and with Japan.

Research Opportunities in and with Japan

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the largest public funding agency for academic activities in Japan. JSPS supports international joint research and seminars, which are both bilateral and multilateral. JSPS also provides fellowship programs for overseas researchers who are interested in conducting collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under the fellowship programs. This webinar introduced JSPS-funded programs and focused on grants and fellowship opportunities for research collaborations in and with Japan. 

Enjoy the full recording of the webinar below!

About the speakers

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Kohji Hirata received his Ph.D. in the theory of the magnetic monopoles from the University of Tsukuba in 1979. He then worked in KEK, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization. He also conducted research CERN (European Laboratory for Nuclear Physics) and SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center). He also served as the chairman of the beam dynamics panel of the ICFA (International Committee for Future Accelerators). He moved to SOKENDAI, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in 1988 and served as the director of its center for the promotion of integrated sciences as well as a professor of the school of the advanced sciences. His interest moved to social studies of science and technology and he was one of the founders of the Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies. He was its president for the term 2007-2009. At present, he is the director of the Washington Office, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His mission is to enhance the academic collaboration between Japan and USA.

Hiroki Toshima received his master’s degree from the University of Tokyo. He has been a staff member of the University of Tokyo since 2011. He worked the personnel affairs department of the University of Tokyo Hospital from 2011 to 2013. He has also worked for the department of academic affairs of the law school. He has been working in the JSPS job training since 2016. He is currently working on the creation of a US-based Japanese researchers network.