The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in association with the Australian Academy of Science, provides support for bilateral training and collaborative research activities between Australia and Japan.
JSPS has invited the Australian Academy of Science to create a JSPS Alumni Association of Australia (JSPSAAA). Similar organisations exist in many other countries but, until now, not in Australia.
The purpose of the JSPSAAA is to engage Australian scientists with past, current or possible future collaborative links with Japan to enhance the strong bilateral science and research relationship between the two countries. In pursuit of these aims, the JSPSAAA will carry out the following activities:
- Maintain and expand the international network of JSPS Alumni Associations
- Promote awareness of the opportunities and benefits of scientific collaboration with Japan
- Promote Australia as a priority partner for Japan in scientific research and development
- Identify and address issues of common concern between the Japanese and Australian scientific communities
- Promote exchange of information between Australian scientists with links to Japan
- Provide guidance for prospective and new JSPS Fellows
Categories of Membership
There are two categories of membership:
Regular memberships are available to all Australian recipients of JSPS Fellowships or other grants supported by the JSPS (for example, STA).
- Memberships are available to all Japanese and Australian researchers who host research fellows from the international network of JSPS Alumni Associations;
- Members must be nominated by a member of the JSPSAA;
- Members must be approved by the JSPSAAA Executive Committee.
Reasons to Join
- The JSPSAAA provides an opportunity to demonstrate to JSPS, the Australian Academy of Science, thought leaders, decision-makers and colleagues that we acknowledge the ongoing value of the JSPS Fellowship scheme;
- Members will have the opportunity to help drive policy and practice in scientific endeavours relevant to both countries;
- Members will be able to receive and share information relating to funding and research opportunities involving Japan and Australia; and
- Last but not least – membership is free!