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Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2019

1. Overview

This annual award, which began in 2007, is 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). Its purpose 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 Award.

2. Eligibility

   Candidates:

  1. Should be researchers who have the nationality of developing countries and/or territories, and belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university
  2. Should be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2019)
  3. 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
  4. Must be able to attend the commendation ceremony in Japan, 2019

3. 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 (MOTAI-JIRCAS Award*).

* Mr. Shigeru MOTAI is a former Chairman of the AFFRC and the donor of this award. This award is supported by the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). 

4. How to apply

 ・For application forms and application guidelines, please see the website of the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS).
 ・Applications must be submitted by the recommending research institute.
 ・Only one researcher can be recommended from each institute, including its branches.
 ・Due date for submission of application is Friday, March 22, 2019.

5. Links

For information about previous awardees, please click the following link.
Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 

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Contact Information:

(Inquiries on How to Apply)
Secretariat of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers
Information and Public Relations Office
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
The persons in charge:Tatsumi, Morishita, Okada
Telephone:+81-29-838-6708
e-mail:jaward2019@ml.affrc.go.jp

(Other Inquiries)
International Research
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Research Council Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
The persons in charge:Yanagida, Kuronuma
Telephone:+81-3-3502-8111
Direct Line:+81-3-3502-7467