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The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists' Young Overseas Joint Research Fellowship (JSPP Fellowship)

In order to foster an international perspective in young researchers, the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists recognizes superlative young researchers and supports their short-term joint projects in overseas research facilities (Selection began in 2006).

Call for Applications for the 11th JSPP Fellowship

The Young Overseas Research Fellowship System was established based on a fund created by a donation from Dr Nam-Hai Chua, winner of the 21st International Prize for Biology

The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists' Young Overseas Joint Research Fellowship accepts applications at most twice each year, in May and November, with the JSPP Award Committee selecting one or two winners from among the membership every year. Those members, both within Japan and abroad, are invited to apply based on the following:

Selection Criteria for the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists' Young Overseas Joint Research Fellowship

Description

  1. Doctoral candidates, doctorate researchers, young faculty and researchers, etc., who are members of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists shall receive support from the Nam-Hai Chua Fund for travel and living expenses associated with a joint research project to be undertaken abroad within a three month period.
  2. The grant limit shall be ¥1 million per applicant, with as many as two applicants selected each year.
    * Please note that as of April 2011, the remaining amount of the Nam-Hai Chua Fund stands at ¥0.6 million. For this reason the grant limit for applications shall be ¥0.6 million, rather than the figure specified in 2. above. Furthermore, given the remaining amount, if a joint research applicant is selected, this will be the last such fellowship.

Selection

  1. A call shall be made for joint research proposals, to include a detailed implementation thereof, a history of research undertaken to date, results expected from the joint research, a history of contacts with the overseas facility, etc.
  2. The JSPP Award Committee shall select the most deserving joint research topics from among those submitted.
  3. Upon selection by the JSPP Award Committee and the approval of the Executive Council, the applicant shall be permitted to submit a grant application in conjunction with the detailed description of his or her joint research.
  4. Upon confirmation of the grant application, the final amount of the grant shall be decided by the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists' directors such that the selected joint research might be undertaken as quickly as possible.
  5. Selected researchers must implement and complete their joint research between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012.
  6. Should the joint research be unable to be performed, the grant shall immediately be returned to the society.

Acknowledgements and Responsibilities

  1. The researcher selected by the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists shall be designated a JSPP Fellow at the annual meeting.
  2. Upon completion of the joint research, JSPP Fellows shall be required to present their findings to the society with a written report submitted within two months of said research's completion. In addition, any papers published with regard to said research shall indicate receipt of this fellowship grant among any acknowledgements therein.

Applications

  1. Applications (12 copies including the original) for the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists' Young Overseas Joint Research Fellowship shall be sent to the Office of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists. The mailing address is as follows:
    The Office of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
    Shimotachiuri, Ogawa-Higashi Kamikyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8048, Japan
  2. Applications for the 11th Fellowship for FY2011 must arrive by 17 May 2011.

Equivalent information in Japanese can be found here.

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