JSPS San Francisco held fellowship information and networking sessions at the University of Washington. With the generous help of the UW Graduate School, 61 participants came to learn about the JSPS’s fully-funded fellowships for research in Japan and to connect with fellow researchers.
The sessions drew a variety of researchers at different career stages from different fields, including late-term doctoral students, postdocs and faculty members.
The JSPS would like to thank alumni Steven W. Collins (Associate Professor, Division of Engineering & Mathematics, University of Washington, School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) for sharing his experience researching in Japan on a JSPS Fellowship. His talk was the highlight of the session, providing valuable insight through his first-hand experiences.
The JSPS also thanks guests from Japanese University Network in the Bay Area (JUNBA), Kazuhiko Hasegawa (Regional Director, Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives) and Mari Maruyama (Executive Director, Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America) for their participation in the short networking event following the session. They shared viewpoints about the state of research in Japan and their experience of accepting overseas researchers.
JSPS San Francisco will continue to hold regular networking info sessions at universities around the Bay Area. All interested researchers are welcome to attend.
For more information about upcoming info sessions, as well as fellowship eligibility, and other details, please contact the JSPS San Francisco Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at our website: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/