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 Award. The Award 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. Individuals who are engaged in RandD 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 criteria, and who are able to attend the commendation ceremony including the lecture session by awardees in November 28, 2012. Up to three awardees can be granted the award in any one year. Winners will receive a testimonial from the Chairman of the Selection Committee. They will also receive an incentive of US$5,000 each from Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), and will be invited to Japan for the Awarding Ceremony to present their research results. • The research shall have some linkage with a Japanese research institute. (a) Evaluation Aspects and Rating (Total of 25 points) • Originality (5 points). • Level of research and development (5 points). • Dissemination and practicability (5 points). • Future potential (5 points). • Relationship with Japan (5 points). Schedule: Due date for submission of application: June 29, 2012 Selection of candidates : September, 2012 Determination of award winners: October, 2012 Date of Awarding Ceremony: November 28, 2012 For information: Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
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