The Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers

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The Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers: The purpose of this Award is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing countries, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries.

Young researchers who show outstanding performance and research achievements that lead to future innovation will be commended with the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Research Council Chairman’s Award.

It covers all areas of researches on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and industries, including the food sector for developing countries.

Basic research and socioeconomic fields are also covered

Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:

  • Individuals who are engaged in research and development at overseas public or private research institutes or international research institutes for agriculture, forestry and fisheries or universities, are eligible to apply.

  • Candidates should be researchers who are under 40 years old as of January 1 of the year of commendation, who fall under any of the following criteria, and who are able to attend the commendation ceremony including the lecture session by awardees in November.

  • Those who have shown outstanding performance in research and development inagriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing country, and who show potential promise.

  • Those who have shown outstanding research achievements in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries or related industries for a developing country that will lead to future technological innovation, and who show potential promise.

  • Candidates should be non-Japanese researchers who work overseas.

  • Non-Japanese researchers who work in Japan shall be excluded because they are eligible for other domestic commendation awards for young researchers living in Japan.

  • Those who miss out on the award are eligible to apply again

    Awards:

  • Winners shall receive a testimonial from the Chairman of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan.

  • And they shall also receive an incentive of US$5,000 each from Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) as a co-sponsor.

  • Shall be invited to Japan for the ceremony and the meeting to present their research results.

    Deadline: 30th June.

    For more information and application, visit: The Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers Website

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