Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2021
Entries have been invited for the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers, organized and presented by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan and supported by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS).
The purpose of the award is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions. Young researchers who show outstanding performance and research achievements that may lead to future innovation will be commended with the Japan Award.
Eligibility: Applicants should be researchers who have the nationality of a developing country and/or territory, and belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university under the age of 40 years, as on January 1, 2021. Applicant should be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions, including the food industry sector and the field of environment.
Award: Up to three researchers will be invited to Japan and awarded a testimonial by the Chairman of the AFFRC during the commendation ceremony. They will also receive a cash prize of US$5,000 each from JIRCAS.
Application: Applications must be submitted by the recommending research institute. Only one researcher can be recommended from each institute, including its branches.
Application form and detailed Guidelines are available at https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/young_award/2021.
Applications must be prepared according to the “Instructions in the Preparation of Application Forms” and submitted by the recommending research institute by post. Moreover, word-processed files of each form must be submitted by the recommending research institute via e-mail as they will be used for the preparation of a short-list.
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.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard copy applications have to be submitted 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.
Last date for receipt of application is March 22, 2021 (Monday).