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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) is offering international awards for young agricultural researchers (JIRCAS). Foreign researchers can apply for these JIRCAS awards.

The awards 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.

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) undertakes comprehensive experimental research for the technological advancement of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in tropical and subtropical zones of developing regions.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarship Description:

·        Application Deadline: May 18, 2018

·        Course Level: Awards are available to undertake research programme.

·        Study Subject: The award covers research areas in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions, including the industry sectors of food and the fields of the environment.

·        Scholarship Award:  The award winners will be invited to Japan to receive their awards personally and present their research results and achievements. The winners will be bestowed a testimonial by the Chairman of the AFFRC during the commendation ceremony and will also receive a cash prize of US$5,000 each from JIRCAS.

·        Number of Scholarships: Not given

·        Nationality: Foreign researchers

·        Scholarship can be taken in Developing Countries (applicants will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony and accept their awards and cash gifts).

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

·        Eligible Countries: Foreign researchers can apply for these JIRCAS awards.

·        Entrance Requirements:

1.    Should be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2018)

2.    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

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 and deliver a lecture on  November 6, 2018.

·        English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

 

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