JSPS San Francisco held a fellowship information and networking session at the University of California, Santa Cruz. With the generous help of George Sabo (Director of Global Initiatives, Division of Global Engagement, University of California, Santa Cruz), 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 appreciate alumni Francis Nimmo (Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz) and Yihsu Chen(Associate professor, Department of Technology Management, UC Santa Cruz) for sharing their experiences researching in Japan on a JSPS fellowship. Their talks were the highlight of the session, providing valuable insight through their first-hand experience.
The JSPS also thanks our guest from the Japanese University Network in Bay Area (JUNBA), Yoichi Aizawa (Executive Director, San Francisco Office, WASEDA USA) for his participation in the short networking event following the session. He shared his views on the state of research in Japan.
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/