Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2020

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Last updated on: 21-Mar-2020
EligibilityResearchers below 40 years of age
RegionJapan
AwardUp to USD 5,000
DeadlineClosed

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About the Program

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) invites applications for Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2020 from young researchers below 40 years of age. The purpose of this award is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions. Selected researchers will be bestowed with the award and a cash prize of USD 5,000 each.

Scholarship
  • Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2020 DeadlineClosed
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be a researcher who has the nationality of developing countries and/or territories
    • Be under 40 years of age as of January 01, 2020
    • Belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university, engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions
    • Be able to attend the commendation ceremony and deliver a lecture in Japan
    Benefits
    • Testimonial by the Chairman of AFFRC during the commendation ceremony
    • A cash prize of USD 5,000
    Documents
    • Photograph
    • Technical handbooks
    • Patent applications or utility models
    • Newspaper articles etc.
    • Entire publication list directly related to the applicant’s research
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Download the application form.
    Step 2: Fill in the required details.
    Step 3: Enclose the supporting documents.
    Step 4: Submit the application by post to

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

Important Dates

Application deadline: 23rd March 2020
Determination of award winners: August 2020 (tentative) Date of Awarding
Ceremony: November 2020 (tentative)

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the applicant’s research and development achievements.

Terms and Conditions
  • In the case of collaborative research results, the candidate’s contribution to the research will be evaluated in relation to that of the other collaborators.
  • Research results created through business activities will also be properly evaluated as long as they meet the selection criteria.
  • Consideration may be given to candidates’ relationship with Japan, such as research experiences in Japanese institutes and experiences of joint research with Japanese institutes.
  • The award winners will be decided from among the final applicants by the Chairman of AFFRC based on the outcome of evaluation and selection carried out by the Selection Committee.
  • A total of up to three award winners will be announced under this scheme.
Contact Us

Secretariat of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers
Information and Public Relations Office
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
1-1 Ohwashi, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki
305-8686 Japan
Email: jaward2020@ml.affrc.go.jp

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