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ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Meeting Series for Young Researcher


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Contact Information

Research Cooperation Division, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 JAPAN
Telephone: +81 (0)3 3263 1944,1924
Facsimile: +81 (0)3 3234 3700


The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and European Science Foundation (ESF) select the conference themes and the Co-Chairs (one European, one Japanese) for each conference. The conference is held once a year with its venue alternating between Japan and Europe.


  • Participants lodge together for about a week
  • Keynote speeches by the invited speakers, discussions and poster sessions between the invited speakers and the participants
  • JSPS and ESF bear the conference, travel and lodging costs for the participants


  • Determine the structure of the sessions in line with the subject theme
  • Select the invited speakers and participants
  • Organize the entire conference

Invited Speakers

  • About 20 leading international researchers from Japan and Europe
  • Selected by the Co-Chairs


  • Young Japanese or European researchers, who are doing outstanding and innovative work in their fields (must either have obtained a doctoral degree within 10 years prior to the conference or are scheduled to obtain a doctoral degree no later than 18 months after the conference)
  • About 50 Japanese and European researchers
  • Participants to be selected by the European Co-Chair and JSPS through open call for applications

Expected Outcome

  • Active joint-research and researcher exchanges are expected between Japan and Europe
  • Follow-up for the conference may be planned depending on researcher exchange situation
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