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 also Japanese Humboldt fellows.
Other persons who do not fulfill these requirements but are interested in German-Japanese scientific exchange, can apply for an extraordinary membership. This is also apt for institutions that persue German-Japanese scientific exchange themselves.
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 JSPS Club is a non-profit registered 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).
The German tax authorities have approved the JSPS Club as a charitable association with tax number 206/5856/0056.
Badische Beamtenbank Karlsruhe, Bank code (BLZ) 660 908 00 | Account no. 2896508
IBAN: DE73 6609 0800 0002 8965 08 | SWIFT-BIC: GENODE61BBB
All personal data of the Club members are being used in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. The member list can only be accessed by Club members in the secured member area. Its login code is disclosed upon membership approval.
The JSPS Club hosts a mailinglist that can only be used by Club members. Members can access the secured member area to get to the list information page. The mailinglist circulates particularly announcements on symposia, lectures, publications and more, and of course questions to Club members are also welcome. Last but not least the mailinglist may also serve as a discussion forum among all Club members.