Introduction to Japanese Research Funding: 24 February

After the success of the first Global Research Opportunities Workshop (GROW) in November, Research Services and International Development will be running a second event focusing on opportunities for research collaboration with Japan.

A number of organisations exist to encourage research with or about Japan. Funding is varied, and can be for visits or exchanges, or for a fully fledged project. However, the landscape can be somewhat confusing and this is a chance to better understand the differences between the funders and decide which is right for you.

We are very pleased to be hosting speakers from four of the main Japanese funders as follows:

  • ​Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
    • ​Polly Watson, International Programme Coordinator
  • Japan Foundation
    • Julieanne Robb, Programmes Officer​
  • The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
    • Rory Steele, Programmes Executive
  • The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
    • Susan Meehan, Grants and Scholarships Officer​

Each will give a brief overview of the aims of their organisation and what they offer, and it is hoped that we will be able to hear from successful award holders from Kent as well. After the talks, there will be an opportunity to talk informally to the speakers and award holders.

The event takes place on 24 February 2016 from 13.00 to 16.00, at a venue to be confirmed. It is free and open to all, and refreshments will be provided. Full details are to be confirmed, but if you would like to come along, let Phil Ward know.