EFSD and Japan Diabetes Society (JDS) Reciprocal Travel Research Fellowship Programme

Deadline Date: 17 July 2023

The objective of the EFSD/JDS Reciprocal Travel Research Fellowship Programme is to encourage collaborative research in the field of diabetes. Applications for Fellowships may be accepted from any single, non-profit institution or group of affiliated institutions from Europe, associated countries and from Japan (for detailed country list, please see here).

The Fellowship shall be used for a scientific project, and enable applicants from Japan to travel to Europe or its associated countries and applicants from Europe or its associated countries to travel to Japan. The host institution must be a recognised research institution and applicants should have demonstrated their ability in the field of diabetes research.

Up to four Fellowships will be awarded, each in the sum of up to Euro 50,000 (fifty thousand) for the applicants from Europe or 5 million Japanese Yen for the applicants from Japan. The money awarded will be paid into the account of the recipients’ home institution. The scientific project will be one to twelve months in length with some extra time allowed to complete a language course. The budget may include items such as salaries, travel, sustenance and consumables. The recipients must start the Fellowship within six months of notification.

Applications may be made by any scientist or clinician who is working in a postdoctoral position, with no age restriction. Each applicant will need to provide a letter of support from both the home and the host institution. (Examples for institutions willing to accept international researchers can be found here).

Application forms may be downloaded here:

Application Form

All applications must be prepared on the official application form and completed in strict accordance with the detailed instructions to be found on these forms. It is prohibited to remove sections or change the application form template. Applications which do not comply with the instructions given in the application form will be rejected.

Please send your application as one complete PDF email attachment to Foundation@easd.org before 12:00 noon (CEST) on the deadline date 17 July 2023.


AnnouncementApril 2023
Application Deadline17 July 2023
Anticipated AwardOctober 2023


Enquiries should be directed to: foundation@easd.org.