JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

  • Phd
  • Fully Funded
  • 28 February 2017

Jointly organized by the United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is designed to provide promising, highly qualified, young researchers with the opportunity to conduct advanced research relevant to the main thematic focus areas of the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, Tokyo) and UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR, Tokyo), in co-operation with host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions. UNU acts as the nominating authority for the JSPS–UNU Programme.

Research proposals for JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships should relate clearly to one of the research areas of UNU-IAS or UNU-CPR listed below, and also aim to be policy-relevant.

The following research projects at UNU-IAS and UNU-CPR are accepting applications for JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellows:

Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Assessment (UNU-IAS) Governance for Sustainable Development (UNU-IAS) Education for Sustainable Development (UNU-IAS) Low Carbon Technology (UNU-IAS) The Changing Nature of Armed Conflict (UNU-Centre for Policy Research)


Applicants must hold a doctoral degree on or after 2 April 2011 (i.e., the degree must have been received within six years prior to 1 April 2017), when the fellowship begins or be scheduled to receive a doctoral degree before the fellowship begins.

Applicants with at least 10 months research and/or professional experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the “JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Overseas Researchers” (excluding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Short-term) and Summer Program) are not eligible.


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Terms of the Award A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations). A monthly maintenance allowance of JPY362,000. A settling-in allowance of JPY200,000. Overseas travel insurance coverage, etc.

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