JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program 2017

JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program 2017

Deadline: May 8, 2017

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), through international collaborative research, aims to provide scientific solutions to various problems, particularly in the areas of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, confronting developing countries in various regions of the world. In line with this scheme, JIRCAS launched the JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program in 1992. Every year since then, JIRCAS has been inviting promising researchers from research organizations in developing countries to conduct research work under the supervision of JIRCAS researchers.

This fellowship program has three types, namely, ‘Tsukuba’, ‘Okinawa’ and ‘Project Site’. Under the ‘Tsukuba’ type, the fellowship research is carried out at the JIRCAS Headquarters in Tsukuba. Under the ‘Okinawa’ type, the fellowship research is carried out in Tropical Agricultural Research Front in Okinawa. Under the ‘Project Site’ type, the fellowship research is conducted at research institutes in developing countries where JIRCAS is currently implementing collaborative research projects. The fellowship covers a period of one year starting from October, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

Benefits

  • Tsukuba Type
    • A round-trip airline ticket (economy class) (not available for dependents)
    • Living allowance: 7,700 Yen per day (excluding housing allowance)
    • Housing:
      • Allowance: Based on regulations for government housing
      • Facility: Tsukuba International House (TIH)
        2-1-9, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8601
    • Insurance: Overseas travel accident insurance package for injury, sickness and damage (dependents not covered)
  • Okinawa Type
    • A round-trip airline ticket (economy class) (not available for dependents)
    • Living allowance: 7,700 Yen per day (excluding housing allowance)
    • Housing:
      • Allowance: Based on regulations for government housing
      • Facility: Apartment room rented by JIRCAS
    • Insurance: Overseas travel accident insurance package for injury, sickness and damage (dependents not covered)
  • Project Site
    • A round-trip airline ticket (economy class) from the fellow’s residential address to the project site and return (not available for dependents)
    • Monthly living allowance, including housing (to be decided upon consultation with the JIRCAS Host Scientist and the collaborating research institute)
    • Medical and accident insurance package (for sickness and injury) (dependents not covered)

Eligibility

  • Be a national of a developing country;
  • Be currently employed in a research organization or university in the applicant’s home country where he/she is actively engaged in research relating to agriculture, forestry and fisheries. After the completion of the Fellowship, he/she must be willing to return to his/her country to continue to carry out research at the same research institute or university;
  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in a field relating to socio-economics, natural sciences or technology;
  • Should be able to work exclusively on the research theme being applied for;
  • Should be in good health;
  • Have an adequate command of English and/or Japanese language;
  • Should be endorsed by the authority of the institution where the applicant is employed or affiliated.

Application Process

Send the following documents to the address given below:

To Mr. Kunimasa Kawabe
Head, International Relations Section
Information and Public Relation Office
Research Planning and Partnership Division
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
1-1, Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8686, JAPAN

Note: Application by Fax and Email will NOT be accepted.

For more information, visit JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program.

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