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Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2018

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) in order to increase motivation among young researchers.

(1)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; or (2) those who have shown outstanding achievements in research and development that will lead to future technological innovation in agriculture, forestry and fisheries or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise will be commended with the Award.

2. Eligibility

   Candidates:
  1. 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
  2. Should be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2018)
  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 on November 6, 2018.

3. Award

Up to three researchers who have shown outstanding performance or achievements 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, former Chairman of the AFFRC and former Vice-Minister of MAFF, is the donor of this award.

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 institute.
 ・Only one researcher can be recommended from each institute, including its branches.
 ・The application period is from Thursday, March 15, to Friday, May 18, 2018.

5. Links

 ・Please click the following link for information about previous awardees.
「Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award)」(AFFRC Website)

 ・Please click the following link for the Japanese version of this page.(本ページの日本語版は以下のリンクから御覧ください。)
「2018年(第12回)「若手外国人農林水産研究者表彰(Japan Award)」の候補者の募集開始について」(農林水産技術会議Webページ)

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Contact Information:

(Inquiries on How to Apply)
Secretariat of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers Public Relations Office,
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
The persons in charge:Tatsumi, Morishita, Arai
Telephone:+81-29-838-6708
e-mail:jaward2018@ml.affrc.go.jp

(Other Inquiries)
International Reserch
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Research Council Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
The persons in charge:Funaki, Kato, Kuronuma
Telephone:+81-3-3502-8111
Direct Line:+81-3-3502-7467
FAX:+81-03-5511-8788