FAQs

  • 1. Who can apply?
  • 2. Which research disciplines is the programme aimed at?
  • 3. Will there be opportunities to win funding for joint research projects?
  • 4. Apart from attending the two two-week programmes what else will be expected of the participants?
  • 5. How much will this cost?

  • 1. Who can apply?

    Any PhD student or early career researcher who can contribute from a UK or Japanese cultural perspective and aims to contribute to the research culture of one of these countries long-term.

    2. Which research disciplines is the programme aimed at?

    Researchers from any discipline are eligible as long as they feel they can contribute to the overall broad theme of sustainability.

    3. Will there be opportunities to win funding for joint research projects?

    We are having discussions with potential industrial sponsors at the moment and so there may be some funding available from one of these as part of the programme.

    4. Apart from attending the two two-week programmes what else will be expected of the participants?

    Participants will be expected to do a small amount of preparatory work before each of the programmes and to maintain communication with their group in between the two programmes. In addition, we expect participants to take their learning back to their University in a tangible way – for example, this may involve giving a presentation at your institution or looking at potential research links for your research group.

    5. How much will this cost?

    The programme is free for all successful applicants, with accommodation and most meals included. Your University will pay the cost of your travel to each of the sessions – you will need to speak to your local contact about the process for this.