UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships, Tokyo, Japan

The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is now accepting applications for its two fellowship programmes: UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships and JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2015.

The Institute’s fellowship programmes provide young scientists, policymakers, and developing country scholars with the opportunity to expand their intellectual vision beyond a single scientific field.

UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered for a period of 12 months beginning in September 2015. JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships, which also starts in September 2015, are offered for 24 months. Postdoctoral candidates must have completed a PhD degree, and candidates' current research must be closely related to one of the thematic areas of the Institute.

Completed applications for ALL fellowships must be submitted to UNU-IAS by 28 February 2015. Applications will only be considered if they are complete and all required documentation has been received.

For more information:

- Information on the UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship programme is available at    

- For additional research areas and separate fellowship conditions for JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships, see  

- The online application form is available at

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The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is a leading research and teaching institute based in Tokyo, Japan. Its mission is to advance efforts towards a more sustainable future, through policy-relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability and its social, economic and environmental dimensions. UNU-IAS serves the international community, making valuable and innovative contributions to high-level policymaking and debates within the UN system. The activities of the institute are in three thematic areas: sustainable societies, natural capital and biodiversity, and global change and resilience.

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