2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) -$USD5,000 Prize

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018

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 November 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, 2018)
  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 November 6, 2018.
Candidates
  • Candidates should be researchers who have the nationality of developing countries and/or territories, are under 40 years old as of January 01, 2018, belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university, are engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions, and fall under any of the following criteria (Note: `Those who have applied for and missed the award in previous years are eligible to re-apply).
(a) Those 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.
(b) Those who have shown outstanding achievements in research and development that
will lead to future technological innovation in agriculture, forestry, fisheries or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise.
Award

The award winners will be invited to Japan to receive their awards personally and present their research results and achievements. The winners will be bestowed a testimonial by the Chairman of the AFFRC during the commendation ceremony and will also receive a cash prize of US$5,000 each from JIRCAS.

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.

Guidelines and application forms

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

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 Japan Awards

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