[Coral-List] JSPS post-doctoral fellowships in Okinawa

James Davis Reimer jreimer at sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp
Sun Apr 19 06:42:13 EDT 2009

Greetings fellow coral listers:

The Molecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology (MISE) Lab at the  
University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan is actively seeking post- 
doctoral fellows for fellowships beginning in the second half of 2009  
or 2010. The fellowships are provided by the Japan Society for the  
Promotion of Science through overseas nominating authorities,  
primarily for researchers from countries in Europe, Oceania, and North  

Priority will be given to research projects investigating the ecology,  
taxonomy and/or phylogeny of tropical/sub-tropical marine  
invertebrates. MISE offers a great location in subtropical Okinawa  
with many field opportunities, and a clean and new lab. If you are  
interested or have questions, e-mail jreimer at sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

For details and a complete list please refer to:

jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/postdoctoral.html on the worldwide web, or  
search "jsps post doc" through Google or a similar search engine.

Fellowship details are as follows (note: conditions may slightly vary  
based on applicant's nominating authority):
Host Research Institutions: Japanese universities and university- 
related research institutions.

Fellowship Tenure: A period of 12 months up to 24 months

Terms of Awards:

A round-trip air ticket (economy class) for the fellow only

A monthly maintenance allowance of ¥200,000~350,000 (this will vary  
based on nationality, etc).

A "setting allowance" of ¥200,000

A monthly housing allowance of up to ¥100,000

A monthly family allowance of ¥50,000, if accompanied by dependent(s)

Accident and sickness insurance coverage for the fellow only

The Fellows are usually awarded Monbusho's research grants of up to  
¥1,500,000 per year for equipment, materials, supplies and domestic  


Candidates must be holders of a doctoral degree that was received  
within six years of the April of the fiscal year which the fellowship  

How to Apply:

Application Through a Nominating Institution:

Applicants should contact the nominating institution in their  
respective countries for application forms. All applicants are  
required to establish affiliation with a Japanese researcher.

Again, please send any enquiries to myself at the email address above.

James Davis Reimer, Ph.D.
University of the Ryukyus - Associate Professor
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) -  

MISE (Molecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology) Lab
blog: http://mise-ryukyu.blogspot.com
*************new organization as of Jan. 1,  
Rising Star Tenure Track Program
Trans-disciplinary Organization for Subtropical Island Studies (TRO-SIS)
University of the Ryukyus
1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa
JAPAN 903-0213
Tel: +81-98-895-8542
Fax: +81-98-895-8576
e-mail: jreimer at sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

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