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Fully-funded United Nations Fellowship in Japan

Fully Funded United Nations Fellowship in Japan

Fully Funded
Country: Japan
City: Tokyo
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The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, Tokyo) invites candidates to apply for the Fully-funded JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Japan. The Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability acts as the nominating authority for the JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. This fellowship is for the candidates who have doctorates in the past six years and also have professional and/or research experience. UNU-IAS will assist in securing acceptance from host researchers for shortlisted candidates.

Research proposals for JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships should relate clearly to one of the specific research areas of UNU-IAS listed below. The proposed research must be policy-relevant and incorporate gender issues within the research agenda:

  • Governance for Sustainable Development
  • Water for Sustainable Development
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • International Satoyama Initiative


  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (received on or after 2 April 2014) when the fellowship begins, or be scheduled to receive a doctoral degree before the fellowship begins.
  • Japanese nationals are not eligible, nor are those of dual nationality if one is Japanese. Also, those who have permanent residency in Japan are not eligible to apply.
  • Furthermore, candidates who have previously been awarded a Standard or Pathway Fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan are not eligible.


The United Nations JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Fellowships in a fully-funded opportunity. The successful recipient will receive the following stipend

  • Round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations).
  • A monthly maintenance allowance of JPY362,000 as well as a settling-in allowance of JPY200,000 (based on JSPS regulations).
  • Also, overseas travel, accident, and sickness insurance coverage, etc.

Additional details

  • The amounts of the awards indicated above are subject to change by JSPS.
  • In the case that a Fellow is already residing in Japan before his/her fellowship starts or obtains resident status before his/her fellowship is to begin, the above-mentioned air ticket to Japan and settling-in allowance will not be provided.
  • A research grant, “Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research”, is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. The host researcher through his/her institution will make an application for these grants.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline21 February,2020
Open toAll Nationalities except Japanese
OrganizerUnited Nations University
Contact the organizer+81 3 5467 1212



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