The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science is an independent administrative institution, established by way of a national law (Japan) for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities by disbursing research grants, fostering the next generation of scientists, promoting international scientific collaboration, and advancing university reform.  The JSPS USA office website is available at http://jspsusa.org/

The Alumni Association

Welcome to the US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association!  Founded in 2004, by 30 JSPS fellows, our association is now made up of hundreds of current and past JSPS fellows based in the USA. These alumni produce a newsletter, take part in collaborative research, and hold scientific meetings and symposia, often in partnership with JSPS. To become a member, please click here.

NEW! Call for Volunteer for the Position of the Representative of Chemistry and Secretary of the Alumni Association

posted August 2, 2016, 1:20 PM by US JSPS Alumni

The US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association Executive Committee would like to make an open call to any volunteer who is interested in filling the position for the Representative of Chemistry and Secretary of the Alumni Association for 2016-2018.

Eligible candidates must:

  1. Have a Ph.D. degree and some postdoctoral experience.
  2. Be a regular Alumni Association member who has paid annual membership fees for at least two consecutive years.
  3. Have attended at least one General Assembly (GA) meeting.

Please send an email to gquil66@yahoo.com explaining your interest and motivation in serving the alumni as part of the Executive Committee. A brief 2-page CV should also be included in the email. Deadline is August 31, 2016. If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact any members of the Executive Committee.

The results of the last election were presented by the 2014-2016 Election Board and the Executive Committee for 2016-2018 is organized as follows:

 Representative At-Large and Chair
 Dr. Blanca Chattin-Kacouris
 Representative of Biology and Vice Chair and Newsletter Editor
 Dr. Alexander Hernandez
 Representative of Engineering and Chair of the Nominating        Committee for BRIDGE Fellowship/Lead Web Administrator
 Dr. Melissa Chan
 Representative of Social Sciences and Treasurer
 Dr. Niwako Yamawaki
 Representative of Physics and Math and In-charge of MSF Proceedings/Assistant Web Administrator
 Dr. Shamim Mirza

Thank you for your support!
US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association Executive Committee

US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association-BRIDGE Fellowship for 2016

posted 25 minutes ago Mar 21, 2016, 11:20 AM by US JSPS Alumni                                             

Closed for this year. The result of the Bridge Fellowship for 2016 will be announced by the US JSPS WO.

Election Results of US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association Executive Committee
(2016 to 2018)

2 minutes ago Mar 21, 2016, 11:41 AM by US JSPS Alumni

Election results are published by the Election Board.

For more information, visit the
Election page

7th MSF - Closed

The venue and the date will be announced soon.