Alumni Club in Sweden: Activity Seminars


Deadline for applications: February 8, 2018



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



1. Purpose of the SAC activity seminars


The purpose of the activity seminars is to maintain and encourage contact between SAC 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 SAC activity seminars


- Application process is open from November 27 2017 until February 8 2018.

- Targeting all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences

- 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

- The topics of the seminars are open

- 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 Sweden are eligible to apply.



4. Number of accepted applications


One-two activity seminars 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 Sweden.

*Note: These are supported according to the JSPS Travel Expense Policy 



- Costs for holding the seminar

  - Cost for printing abstracts

  - Cost for reception etc.


*Note: 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 FY2017


November 27 2017 – February 8 2018: Call for seminar applications.

Before the General Assembly of SAC: SAC board reviews the seminar applications and selects up to two seminars to be recommended to the General Assembly
SAC General Assembly, February 14, 2018: The recommended activity seminars are approved to be included in the Activity Plan for FY2018.


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


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



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 SAC General Assembly.

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



Completed application forms and scanned supporting documents should be sent to




The closing date for applications is February 8, 2018.

Applications submitted any later will not be considered.