JSPS-UNU Fellowships Program, Japan

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JSPS-UNU Fellowships Program, Japan is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

JSPS-UNU Fellowships Program, Japan



United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) are jointly offering fellowship to applicants from developing countries to pursue postdoctoral programme. Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply.The purpose of the UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship is to provide young scholars and policymakers, especially from the developing world, with a multidisciplinary context within which to pursue advanced research and training that are of professional interest to the applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of UNU-IAS.The university mission is to advance efforts towards a more sustainable future, through policy-oriented research and capacity development focused on sustainability and its social, economic and environmental dimensions. UNU-IAS serves the international community, making valuable and innovative contributions to high-level policymaking and debates within the UN system.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are essential as well as the ability to work independently and with the project team. Demonstrated research skills and a sound record of publications is required.

Degree Level: Fellowship is awarded to pursue postdoctoral degree programme.

Subject Offered: Fellowship provides 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) and UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR).

List of Subjects: The following research project is accepting applications for the UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme:


  • Economic evaluation of urban ecosystem services

  • Health risk assessment of waterborne infectious diseases in urbanized areas

  • Hydrologic and water quality modeling.



Participating Institution(s): United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Tokyo, Japan

Eligibility: Applicants can apply for this fellowship if they meet the following requirements:

Applicants must have obtained a PhD (or at least successfully defended their doctoral dissertation), in an area broadly associated with the UNU-IAS thematic focus, prior to the application deadline. Language proficiency in English is essential. Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligible Nationalities: Applicants from developing countries (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. of, Congo, Rep. of, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep. of, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, F.S., Moldova, Mongolia,  Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau,  Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirement: In order to be eligible applicants must have obtained a PhD (or at least successfully defended their doctoral dissertation), in an area broadly associated with the UNU-IAS thematic focus, prior to the application deadline.

English Language Requirement:  If applicants want to apply for this fellowship, language proficiency in English is essential.

Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the fellowship, the applicant must submit the following documents:


  • Abstract of their PhD thesis. (not to exceed 500 words) Include details regarding their objectives, methodology, and contribution to their research field.

  • Provide Curriculum Vitae and a scanned copy of doctoral degree certificate and certified copies of academic transcript (Masters and PhD courses if applicable).



Scholarship Benefit: The full fellowship covers:

A monthly stipend of JPY300,000–360,000 (depending on experience). A one-time-only settle-in-allowance of JPY 80,000 will be granted to each Fellow at the beginning of the programme for relocation, adjustment expenses, ground transportation and incidental costs. UNU-IAS provides Fellows with a return air ticket between his/her country of residence and Narita Airport. Settle-in-allowance and air tickets are, however, not provided for Fellows already residing in Japan before the commencement of the fellowship.

Application Procedure for JSPS-UNU Fellowships Program, Japan



Application Procedure: The mode of applying is online.

Application Form

Deadline: The deadline for the UNU-IAS postdoctoral fellowship programme is 31st January 2016.

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More about JSPS-UNU Fellowships Program, Japan



JSPS-UNU Fellowships ProgramThe United Nations University (国際連合大学 Kokusairengōdaigaku?), (UNU), established in 1973, is the academic and research arm of the United Nations. It is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with diplomatic status as a UN institution. Since 2010, UNU has been authorized by the UN General Assembly to grant degrees. It also provides a bridge between the UN and the international academic, policy-making and private sector communities.

Degree Level:

JSPS-UNU Fellowships Program, Japan is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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