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

James Davis Reimer jreimer at sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp
Thu Jun 23 02:26:44 EDT 2011

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 from April to winter 2012.  
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 America.

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:


on the worldwide web, or search "jsps post doc" through Google or a  
similar search engine.

Fellowship details are usually 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

MISE (Molecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology) Lab
homepage: web.me.com/miseryukyu/
Rising Star 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

“Nature is not human hearted.”
Lao Tzu

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