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Announcement - May 14, 2013

Jeff Johnston Receives a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship

Jeff Johnston, Vanderbilt Professor of Chemistry, has received a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship to support a two-week lecture tour in Japan. The JSPS fellowship program enables Japanese researchers to invite their foreign colleagues to Japan to participate in cooperative work and other academic activities.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), or Gakushin for short, is an independent administrative institution established by national law for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities.

JSPS was founded in 1932 as a non-profit foundation through an endowment granted by Emperor Showa. JSPS became a quasi-governmental organization in 1967 under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (Monbusho), and since 2001 under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho). Over this 70-year period, JSPS has worked continuously to develop and implement a far-reaching array of domestic and international scientific programs. JSPS's operation is supported in large part by annual subsidies from the Japanese Government. Its main functions are to:

  • foster young researchers
  • promote international scientific cooperation
  • award Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
  • support scientific cooperation between the academic community and industry
  • collect and distribute information on scientific research activities





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