JSPS San Francisco recently held fellowship information and networking sessions at UC San Diego. With the generous help of the Office of Research Affairs, especially from Director Miwako Waga, participants came to learn about the JSPS’s fully-funded fellowships for research in Japan and to connect with fellow researchers.
The sessions drew researchers from different career stages, including late-term doctoral students, postdocs and faculty members.
The JSPS would like to thank Miroslav Krstic (Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research) for giving some opening remarks and JSPS alumni Stuart Anstis (Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology) for sharing his experience researching in Japan on a JSPS Fellowship. Their talks were the highlight of the session, providing valuable insight through their 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) for his participation in the short networking event following the session. He shared viewpoints about the state of research in Japan and his 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/