UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Japan

Applications for the UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship are now being accepted. Scholars from developing countries are exclusively invited to apply. Female researchers are strongly advised to apply. The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), the fellowship sponsor, provides a range of benefits for the winning fellows. The deadline is updated every year.

Fellowship Description
The purpose of the UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship is to provide young scholars and policymakers, especially from the developing world, with a multidisciplinary context within which to pursue advanced research and training that are of professional interest to the applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of UNU-IAS.

Award Value

  • A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)
  • A monthly maintenance allowance of JPY362,000
  • A settling-in allowance of JPY200,000
  • Overseas travel insurance coverage, etc.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral research in of the topics below:

  • Economic evaluation of urban ecosystem services
  • Health risk assessment of waterborne infectious diseases in urbanized areas
  • Hydrologic and water quality modeling.

Place of Study
The research will be taken in Japan.

Eligibility and Criteria
The main requirement of this fellowship as follow: Applicants must have obtained a PhD (or at least successfully defended their doctoral dissertation), in an area broadly associated with the UNU-IAS thematic focus, prior to the application deadline. Language proficiency in English is essential. Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the citizens of developing countries are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
Further instruction can be learnt at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
Updated every year.

Website and Application Link

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