For the JSPS scholarship programs which are aimed at doctoral and postdoctoral students, the JSPS Club participates in advising the scholarship holders before they leave for Japan. The following is a list of examples where club members in Japan have hosted JSPS scholars.
In particular, there are meetings for the JSPS Summer Program in preparation for the stay in Japan, which is being carried out jointly by JSPS and DAAD. The preparatory meeting takes place in Bonn in spring and will be organized jointly by the JSPS Bonn Office and the JSPS Club.
For the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation organizes meetings for scholarship holders who are going to Japan and other countries, and for scholarship holders who have returned from their stay abroad. In this context, the JSPS Bonn Office and the JSPS Club offer information and advice in their own “Japan Group”.
Furthermore, JSPS organizes an orientation event for newly arrived scholarship holders from all over the world several times a year in Tokyo, for all participants of the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship. At these events, all the JSPS alumni associations that exist around the world will be presented in a joint presentation. This task is currently taken over by the chairman and country representative for Japan, Heinrich Menkhaus, alternating with representatives from JSPS alumni associations from other countries.
In the following, we have also put together some contributions from JSPS Club members that not only show how you as a young scientist can build up and expand your collaboration with Japan, but also how, in retrospect, scientific careers have developed in close exchange with colleagues in Japan over decades.
The JSPS Club also offers general information on the activities of the JSPS Club, research stays in Japan and funding opportunities at various events that are primarily (but not exclusively) aimed at a younger target group. The following articles also offer you some insights into this.
Our members from a wide variety of disciplines are available in their respective universities / institutes for an individual advisory offer, which is aimed at all interested parties who are planning a stay in Japan. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the JSPS Club office.
NETWORK MEETINGS OF THE ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT FOUNDATION
Only the recent years are listed here. The Club has participated in the AvH network meeting since its foundation in 1995.
Stuttgart, November 22-24, 2023
Mainz, April 19-21, 2023
Frankfurt, November 9-11, 2022
Rostock, April 27-29, 2022
Köln, November 8-10, 2021
Rostock, April 21-22, 2021 (via Zoom)
Halle, November 18-19, 2020 (via Zoom)
Leipzig, April 03-05, 2019
Bonn, November 14-16, 2018
Potsdam, February 19-21, 2018
Bielefeld, October 18-20, 2017
Dresden, April 05-07, 2017
Freiburg, October 05-07, 2016
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Deutsche Professoren als Gastgeber in Japan | by Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus
Deutsche Forscher in Japan betreuten deutsche Studierende | by Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Matuttis
Ein Beispiel für die Betreuung deutscher NachwuchsforscherInnen durch Clubmitglieder in Japan | by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ertl
Club-Mitglieder als Wissenschaftsvermittler: JSPS Post-doc am CIST in Chitose | by Prof. Dr. Olaf Karthaus
CLUB MEMBERS IN GERMANY AS HOSTS (in German)
Gastaufenthalt von Yoshiaki Ueda | by Dr. Michael Frei
REVIEW OF A LIFE AS A SCIENTIST (in German)
Mein Jahr in Japan – ein Rückblick | by Prof. Peer Haller
Retrospektive auf den wissenschaftlichen Austausch mit Japan | by Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bock
ADVICE FROM THE JSPS CLUB AT EVENTS (in German)
The JSPS Club presents its activities at various events, advises on stays in Japan and funding opportunities, in particular on the JSPS scholarship programs and the support options offered by the JSPS Club.
Junior Forum (until 2012 Junior Event)
Nippon Connection Film Festival
Connichi Anime and Manga Convention