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JIRCAS 2022 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers in Developing Countries

 This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized 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

  1. outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise
  2. 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 November and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).

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About Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences(JIRCAS)

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences(JIRCAS) was established in October 1993, through the reorganization of its predecessor, the Tropical Agriculture Research Center (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).... read more


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JIRCAS Japan International Award


Aim and Benefits of JIRCAS Japan International 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.

Requirements for JIRCAS Japan International Award Qualification

  • Must be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries indeveloping regions, including the food industry sector and the field of environment
  • Must be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2022)
  • Must be researchers who have the nationality of a developing country and/or territory, and belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university
  • Must be able to attend the awarding ceremony in Japan, 2022*

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Interview date, Process and Venue for JIRCAS Japan International Award

Selection Criteria:  Those 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. (b) Those who have shown outstanding achievements in research and development that will lead to future technological innovation in agriculture, forestry, fisheries or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise.


Application Deadline

February 28, 2022


How to Apply

How to Apply: Applications must be prepared according to the “Instructions in the Preparation of Application Forms” and submitted by the recommending institute by post. Moreover, word-processed files of each form must be submitted by the recommending institute via email as they will be used for the preparation of a short-list.

  • Only one researcher can be recommended from each institute, including its branches.
  • If an institute recommends two candidates or more, the Secretariat will ask the institute to choose one. If the institute does not respond by the due date, all applications from that institute will be excluded.
  • The application must include supporting materials that substantiate the candidate’s achievements, such as the applicant’s most important research papers (three items), technical handbooks, patent applications or utility models, newspaper articles etc., and the entire publication list directly related to the applicant’s research.
  • Applications that are insufficient or incorrect will be excluded from the evaluation.

For more details,visit JIRCAS website


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