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Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2022

1. Overview

This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized 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 motivate young researchers who engage in 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.

2. Eligibility

   Candidates:

  1. Must 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
  2. Must be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2022)
  3. Must 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
  4. Must be able to attend the awarding ceremony in Japan, 2022*

* Depending on the COVID-19 situation, the method of holding the awarding ceremony can be changed. 

3. Award

Up to three researchers will be invited to Japan and awarded a testimonial by the Chairman of the AFFRC during the awarding 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 visit the website of JIRCAS (the following link).
    https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/young_award/2022
 ・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 Monday, February 28, 2022.

5. Links

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

The awarding ceremony of the 2021 (The 15th) Japan Award.
https://youtu.be/l26Q4OOAkoA

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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)
Telephone:+81-29-838-6708
E-mail:jaward2022@ml.affrc.go.jp

(Other Inquiries)
International Research Collaboration Division
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council's Secretariat
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
Telephone:+81-3-3502-8111 (5900)
Direct Line:+81-3-3502-7467