Membership

Membership acquisition
 

Full membership is available for all persons who have been or are currently supported by any JSPS or STA (Science and Technology Agency) program. This includes Japanese scientists who are or have been in German-speaking countries.

Other persons who do not fulfill these requirements but are interested in German-Japanese scientific exchange, can apply for an extraordinary membership. This also applies to Lynen Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation and Japanese Humboldt Fellows.

Institutions that themselves engage in German-Japanese scientific exchange are also welcome as associate members.

The annual membership fee is 60 Euros for individuals, 250 Euros for institutions and 30 Euros for students and researchers receiving unemployment benefits, as well as those holding only part-time positions, and is due in advance every year by the end of January of the membership year being applied for. Persons who have a European bank account must pay for their applications by using the SEPA direct debit mandate form.

Termination of membership can be done at the end of each year by sending a written letter to the JSPS Club office.

The acceptance of membership is dependent on the issuance of a SEPA direct debit mandate for the annual membership fees due. In case of a change of account, please make sure to send the office a new SEPA direct debit mandate to the debit of the new account. Those who do not have a Euro account can pay the membership fee via PayPal.

Membership can only be obtained if the application for membership is accompanied by a SEPA direct debit form for the annual payment of the membership fees. Please make sure that a change of your Euro bank account is announced to the office through mailing a new SEPA direct debit form. Applicants who do not hold a Euro bank account, can pay the annual membership fees via PayPal.

For 25 years of membership, members are honored with a certificate and a silver pin.

 

Bank information
 

Badische Beamtenbank Karlsruhe, Bank code (BLZ): 660 908 00  |  Account no.: 2896508
IBAN: DE73 6609 0800 0002 8965 08  |  SWIFT-BIC: GENODE61BBB

Sparkasse Bodensee, Bank code (BLZ): 690 500 01  |  Account no.: 26828319
IBAN: DE74 6905 0001 0026 8283 19  |  SWIFT-BIC: SOLADES1KNZ

Membership Application Form with SEPA Direct Debit Mandate (1.8 MB)
 

Advantages of individual ordinary membership in the JSPS Club

  1. the right to participate in the events of the JSPS club, which are open only to members (Members Invite Members)
  2. the right to be a member of the scientific committee, which prepares the symposia
  3. the right to act as a local organizer if an event is to be held at the student’s own university or research institution
  4. the right to propose topics to be covered by the symposia (a list of proposals made so far can be found in the protected member area)
  5. the right of nomination for the JACA Award
  6. the right to propose prizes, for which the JSPS club is entitled to propose
  7. the right to be named as an expert when the JSPS club is asked for suitable speakers for symposia, reviewers, interviewees, and authors of articles
  8. the right to apply for the Bridge scholarship as a re-invitation scholarship for former JSPS scholars
  9. the right to apply for funds from the Fund for Scientific Exchange (FWADJ)
  10. the right to apply for funds for the organization of own scientific symposia
  11. the right to receive the newsletter “Neues vom Club”
  12. the right to contribute articles to the newsletter “Neues vom Club”
  13. the right to present own publications in the newsletter “Neues vom Club”
  14. the right to propose motions for and participate in the general meeting of members
  15. the right to vote and stand for election of the board members and the auditors as an ordinary member
  16. the right to use the mailing list for information, invitations, questions, etc.
  17. the right to use the internal job market (by communicating with the other members on the occasion of the events or via the mailing list)
     

Advantages of individual extraordinary membership in the JSPS Club
 

All benefits of individual ordinary membership apply, except for the right to vote and the opportunity to apply for the BRIDGE scholarship.
 

Advantages of institutional membership in the JSPS Club

  1. the right to invite to events of the JSPS Club in own organization
  2. the right to send representatives of the institutional member as participants to events of the JSPS Club
  3. the right to act as co-organizer if an event is to be held at the institutional member’s organization
  4. the right to propose topics to be covered by the symposia (a list of previous proposals can be found in the protected member area)
  5. the right to nominate speakers, reviewers, interviewees, authors, etc., if the JSPS Club is asked for them
  6. the right to nominate speakers and conveners when the institutional member acts as co-organizer
  7. the right to receive the newsletter “News vom Club”
  8. the right to contribute articles to the newsletter “News vom Club”
  9. the right to participation of one or more representatives in the general meeting of members
  10. the right to use the mailing list for information, invitations, questions, etc.
  11. the right to use the internal job market (by communicating with the other members on the occasion of the events or via the mailing list)
     

Legal entity

The JSPS Club is a non-profit association by German Civil Code. It is registered in the registering court Amtsgericht Bonn with number VR 6974 and hence carries the name suffix “e.V.” (“eingetragener Verein” = registered association).
 

Non-profit status

The German tax authorities have approved the JSPS Club as a charitable association with tax number 206/5856/0056.
 

Privacy policy

All personal data of the Club members are being used in accordance with the statutory privacy policy regulations. The member list can only be accessed by Club members in the secured member area. Its login code is disclosed upon membership approval.
 

Mailing list

The JSPS Club hosts a mailing list that can only be used by Club members. Members can access the secured member area to get to the list information page. The mailing list circulates particularly announcements on symposia, lectures, publications and more, and of course questions to Club members are also welcome. Last but not least, the mailing list may also serve as a discussion forum among all Club members.

Neues vom Club 01/2024
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JSPS Club Chairman Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus is awarded the “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” (旭日小綬章) of the Japanese Government in 2024.
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Club member Prof. Dr. Uwe Czarnetzki is awarded the “Plasma Materials Science Hall of Fame Prize” in March of 2024.
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Club member Prof. Dr. med. Tanja Fehm is awarded the “Klüh Foundation Award” 2023
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