2016 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers ($USD 5,000 & Funded to Japan)

Application Deadline: June 17, 2016 (Fri.)

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

  1. outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise
  2. 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 December and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).

Eligibility

  1. Should be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2016)
  2. 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
  3. Should be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions
  4. Must be able to attend the commendation ceremony and deliver a lecture on  December 1, 2016.
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 e-mail 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 th at 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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers

1 COMMENT

  1. It is a pleasure once more to thank the organizers of this award.It is a very sensitive domain for developing and nations striving towards emergence.I am a born Cameroonian of Santa origin in the North West region.My country is currently organizing its research structures which is about to pave the way for economic emergence with agriculture to take the lead.In my capacity as senior technician in Agropastoral counseling with abundant research back in school and at home at organizational level,i think if I am selected,I will be of great importance for the contribution to emergence of my country Cameroon.Cameroon being an Africa in miniature has agroecological zones that is suitable for the growing of variety crops found in other parts of Africa including wheat.On my latest research work on wheat cultivation, I come to discover that the savannah high land plateau ecological zones of north west and west regions of Cameroon had distinguished performance of wheat production in the country.yet, the people of the area do not indulge in this activity. We all believe wheat is an important cereal to boost economic growth,may be forum of this magnitude may through more light for impacting its remarkable presence in Cameroon.
    Sincerely if I am selected I am going to prove my mettle by impacting the lives of many farmers
    I count on you kind consideration.

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