​Japan International Award 2016: Inviting Young Agricultural Researchers

Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 17 June, 2016
Opportunity type: 
Awards

The Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences(JIRCAS) was established in October 1993, through the reorganisation of its predecessor, the Tropical Agriculture Research Centre (TARC), in order to include overseas forestry and fisheries research in its mandate. It was again restructured in April, 2001 as an Incorporated Administrative Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).

This annual award, which began in 2007, is organised 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; outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise - 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 December and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5 000 will be given per awardee).

Eligibility

  • Should be under the age of 40 (as of 1 January 2016);
  • 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;
  • Should be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions; and
  • Must be able to attend the commendation ceremony and deliver a lecture on 1 December 2016.

For more information, refer to www.jircas.go.jp/en/young_award/2016.

For more about the Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences, refer to www.jircas.go.jp/en/about/jircas

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