During the period of 11 October through 9 November, the staff of JSPS’s London Office made a series of visits to eight UK universities across the length of the UK starting with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the south and ending with Scottish universities in the north. The tour included the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee as well as the University of the Highlands and Islands, which through a network of 13 colleges caters to researchers located in the remote areas of Inverness and the Shetland Islands. At each of these institutions, the London Office held a “JSPS Programme Introduction Day” to promote JSPS’s fellowships and other programs.
The largest of these events was held on 14 October at the University of Bristol, where a good mix of over 50 researchers from various fields attended, and the London Office was warmly welcomed by the directors of the university’s research office. A memorandum of understanding had recently been signed between Bristol and Kyoto Universities, intensifying interest in the institutional level funding offered by JSPS—how it could facilitate Bristol’s research links with other universities in Japan.
- JSPS London Office