Alumni Club in Finland: Activity Seminars
Deadline for applications: November 8, 2017

JSPS Stockholm Office offers financial support to activity seminars organized by members of the JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF). All board and regular members are eligible to apply for activity seminar funding.


1. Purpose of the ACF activity seminars

The purpose of the activity seminars is to maintain and encourage contact between ACF members; to strengthen the Alumni members' relationships with Japan and Japanese researchers, to inform about and promote JSPS fellowships.



2. Framework and Guidelines of the ACF activity seminars

- Application process is open from October 10 2017 until November 8, 2017.

- Research fields and topics are open.

- To be held for 1-2 days from June until February the following year

- To be held at a university or public space

- Targeting about 50 participants

- With the possibility to invite one acquainted Japanese researcher from Japan

- Aiming at attracting and gathering young researchers

- To promote the activities of JSPS and its fellowships (e.g. distribution of JSPS leaflets, speeches by alumni etc.)



3. Eligibility

Only registered board members and regular members of the Alumni Club in Finland are eligible to apply.



4. Number of accepted applications

One activity seminar will be granted financial support.



5. Related expenses supported by the JSPS Stockholm Office

- International travel expenses and accommodation cost for one participating Japanese lecturer.

- Domestic travel expenses and accommodation cost for other lecturers living in Finland.

Please note that the costs for all lecturers are supported according to the JSPS Travel Expense Policy

- Costs for holding the seminar, reception etc.


Please note that JSPS Stockholm Office has to complete accounting in March each year due to the closing of the Japanese fiscal year.



6. Selection procedure for activity seminar FY2018

October x 2017 –November 8, 2017: Call for seminar applications.

November, 2017: ACF board reviews the seminar applications.

ACF Board Meeting in November, 2017: The recommended activity seminar is approved to be included in the Activity Plan for FY2018.



7. Documents to be submitted

When a decision has been made, the successful candidate will be asked to submit the following documents:


Before the seminar:

- A seminar schedule

- A list of participants

- A schedule of Japanese speaker’s visit


After the seminar:

- A report of approximately one A4 page, to be published in our English newsletter and reviewed at the ACF General Assembly.

The Japanese invited speaker may be asked to provide a report for our newsletter.



8. Application Procedure

To apply for activity seminar funding, please download and complete the following documents:

1 Activity proposal (.doc)      2 Cost proposal (.xls)


Completed application forms and scanned supporting documents should be sent to



The closing date for applications is November 8, 2017.

Applications submitted any later will not be considered.