Stockholm University has in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet and KTH Royal Institute of Technology signed a strategic partnership with the University of Tokyo, Japan’s most prestigious university. The partnership focuses on research collaboration, exchange of students and faculty as well as faculty development.

Stockholm University has decided to announce special funding for collaboration with University of Tokyo. During 2018 and 2019 up to 2 MSEK will be granted each year.

Today Stockholm University has a number of active research and education collaborations with the University of Tokyo. Projects that strengthen existing collaborations can be funded as well as projects to establish new ones.
The strategic partnership agreement, signed in September 2017, aims to increase mobility of students and researchers, joint research projects and faculty development programs such as pedagogic training and research supervision.

Applicants (must be employees at Stockholm university) can apply for a standard support for guest research/lecture visits to the University of Tokyo as well as propose special projects within the framework of the partnership agreement. Standard support for a guest visit is SEK 50.000 per month for up to four months’ stay. For other types of projects, a budget must be specified in the application. Researchers in the early stages of their careers, are prioritized.
Priority is given to visits and projects that are judged to have a long-term impact on the development of collaborations between Stockholm University and the University of Tokyo.

Applications must include:
• Description of the intended activities and any previous cooperation, including information about the host at the University of Tokyo (maximum two pages)
• Support letter from the SU department head or equivalent
• Support letter from collaborating partner at University of Tokyo
• CV with publication list (maximum four pages)


Send the application in one single pdf-file document to with the reference number SU FV-5.1.2-0300-18, no later than 31 August. The Research Support Office will present applications to the university management and the President will take the formal decision.

Contact person at Research Support Office: Niklas Tranᴂus,