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Application Deadline: May 18, 2018 (Fri.)

Overview of the Award

This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Up to three young researchers who have shown

  • Outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise
  • Outstanding achievements in research and development that will lead to future technological innovation in agriculture, forestry, fisheries or related industries for a developing area, and who show great promise will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony this November and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).

Eligibility

  • Should be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2018)
  • Should be researchers who have the nationality of developing countries and/or territories, belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university
  • Should be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions
  • Must be able to attend the commendation ceremony and deliver a lecture on November 6, 2018.

 Guidelines and Application forms

  Attachment Size
Application Guidelines for the 2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers Guideline-2018_en.pdf 29KB
Instructions in the Preparation of Application Forms Instruction_in_preparation-2018_en.pdf 88KB
Form 1: Application form  Form1-2018_en.doc 130KB
Form 2: Self-Advertisement Sheet  Form2-2018_en.doc 48KB
Form 3: List of Research Achievements  Form3-2018_en.doc 95KB

 

How to Apply

  • Applications must be prepared according to the “Instructions in the Preparation of Application Forms” and submitted by the recommending institute by post. Moreover, word-processed files of each form must be submitted by the recommending institute via email as they will be used for the preparation of a short-list.
  • Only one researcher can be recommended from each institute, including its branches.
  • If an institute recommends two candidates or more, the Secretariat will ask the institute to choose one. If the institute does not respond by the due date, all applications from that institute will be excluded.
  • The application must include supporting materials that substantiate the candidate’s achievements, such as the applicant’s most important research papers (three items), technical handbooks, patent applications or utility models, newspaper articles etc., and the entire publication list directly related to the applicant’s research.
  • Applications that are insufficient or incorrect will be excluded from the evaluation.

Submit applications and inquiry by post to

Secretariat of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers
Public Relations Office, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
1-1, Ohwashi Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8686 Japan

For more information, visit the official website of the 2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers