Alumni Club in Denmark (ACD)


Welcome! The JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark (ACD) was established in 2015 by the initiative of former JSPS fellows, with the support of the JSPS Stockholm Office. The ACD organizes symposia on various themes, the Japan Alumni Researcher Assembly, the annual General Assembly and Board Meetings. The ACD also has its own newsletter, which is sent to all members by e-mail. The ACD has since its establishment grown; the first BRIDGE fellow was awarded in 2016, and the first activity seminar was organized in 2017 on the theme “Collaboration and Community-Building in Contemporary Art in Japan and Denmark”.

ACD Activity Plan FY2020

April・Announcement of the decision on BRIDGE Fellowship FY2020
July・Board Meeting(6th July)
August・Call for ACD Activity Seminar FY2021 (via website and newsletter) (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
・August 17-18: ACD Activity Seminar at University of Copenhagen (Postponed to June 2021)
・Board meeting (31st August)
September・SPS Pan Nordic Alumni Club Chair Meeting (Zoom, 9th September)
October・Oct. 31: ACD Activity Seminar FY2021 application deadline (Cancelled due to postponement of CAD Activity Seminar FY2020)
・Board meeting (date to be fixed)
December・Board Meeting (date to be fixed)
・Announcement of the decision of ACD Activity Seminar FY2021 to the applicants (cancelled)
・Call for BRIDGE Fellowship applications FY2021 (via website and newsletter)
January・Deadline for BRIDGE Fellowship Applications FY2021
February ・General Assembly: (date to be fixed) - to be coordinated with Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly FY2020 (JARA)
・Selection and nomination of BRIDGE Fellowship applications FY2021

    Overview of ACD
  • Establishment: 2015
  • Number of Members: 40
  • Chair: Leila Lo Leggio
  • Main Activities: ACD Activity Seminar, Japan Alumni Researcher Assembly, General Assembly, Board Meetings, Newsletter
  • Rules and Regulations: Stipulated in the Articles of the Club

Message from ACD Board Chair

As new elected chair for 2020, I would like to encourage you to join the JSPS Alumni Club Denmark or, if already a member, participate more actively. JSPS ACD is a club of researchers and scholars at all levels, from students to senior scientists and professors, from humanities to hardcore technical sciences, joined by a common strong interest in collaboration with Japan. May be you already have collaborated with Japanese researchers, been on a study visit in Japan, hosted a guest or student from Japan. Then please join the club and help keeping Danish-Japanese exchanges alive.
The purpose of the JSPS ACD is to promote and facilitate long-lasting scholarly collaboration between Japan and Denmark, with a special focus on the means offered for this purpose by JSPS, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. As the word “Alumni” says, regular members of the club are previous recipients of JSPS grants. Regular members of the ACD are eligible for a number of earmarked scholarships and grants, an extra incentive to join the club, but perhaps more importantly we also regularly advertise seminars and open grants offered by JSPS and send newsletters on a number of activities. Since everyone is welcome to attend the events we organize, we want to encourage anyone with an interest in academic collaborations and exchanges with Japan to apply for associate membership. In this way you will be part of a network, and be kept in the loop of future activities open to everybody. I hope to see you at the next event!

The board members of ACD