Programme for Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries. Ministry
of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan is funding on-the-job
training programme in developing countries. Scientists from
developing countries are eligible for this training programme. Full details:
training (OJT) for young researchers in developing countries
of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
This on-the-job research training is targeted for Developing
‣ Award No: Approximately 10 projects (in the case of 2 trainees per project) will be selected. The amount of funds provided to each institution may be adjusted based on the total funds available. A host scientist may submit two or more applications, but only one can be approved.
year, the project runs from 1 August to 31 July.
programme will cover costs for the following items:
OJT for the trainee(s) under the host scientist and guidance for
action plan development to be implemented by the trainee(s) after the
a discounted round-trip economy-class air ticket and related
expenses for travel by the trainee(s) from his/her institute to the
host institution(s) where the OJT will take place;
subsistence allowance for the trainee(s) to cover accommodation and
other living expenses during the OJT period;
3. an allowance to cover basic medical and accident insurance for the trainee(s) during the OJT period;
research and capacity building funds including supplies. The
purchase of durable equipment (scientific equipment, computers,
cameras, projectors and microscope, etc.) to a cost of less than
100,000 Japanese yen per item;
the assistant instructor’s remuneration (paid on an as-needed
basis) and travel costs; and
indirect costs charged by the host institution. This programme does
not cover salaries or regular allowances for host scientists. Only
those travel costs and travel allowances necessary for the OJT and
follow-up guidance are provided)
Travel allowance for the host scientist;
Office supplies necessary for guidance; and
Communication expenses (telephone calls, postage costs, etc.).
will support capacity building projects proposed and implemented by
leading scientists (host scientists) who are engaged in research
related to sustainable agriculture (including forestry and fisheries)
in developing countries, under the responsibility of a host
programme mainly consists of capacity building through on-the-job
training (OJT) for young researchers in developing countries
purpose of OJCB Programme is to:
capacity for agricultural research in developing countries.
new agricultural technologies that are adaptable by local farmers
and to local conditions, and
contribute towards increasing global food production by promoting
sustainable agriculture in developing countries.
this fiscal year, in support of the activities of Global Research
Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), priority will be
given to those projects which relate to climate change mitigation.
capacity building project is planned and implemented by a leading
scientist (host scientist) who is engaged in research related to
sustainable agriculture in developing countries
Programme, candidates must meet the following criteria:
host scientists are eligible to apply.
person other than a host scientist (such as a potential trainee)
programme is not a scholarship.
The host scientist/applicant must:
principle, be a scientist belonging to a research organization under
CGIAR or UNU, or an agricultural research organization, a
university, etc., in a developing country.
presently conducting research related to sustainable agriculture in
developing countries, and must be able to train the trainee(s) based
on his/her current research.
physically present at the host institution throughout the OJT
period. If an assistant instructor employed by the host institution
is assigned to the OJT, the host scientist may be away from the host
institution for up to half of the duration of the OJT period.
capacity building with the full consent of the host institution (a
letter of support signed by the head of the host institution must be
evidence of the consent of the selected trainee(s).
consent from the assistant instructor, where applicable;
able to write his/her application form and reports in English; and
the trainee(s) to recognize the challenges of sustainable
agriculture in his/her own country, guide trainees to develop their
action plans, and assist and confirm the trainees to engage in
technology dissemination and/or research activities based on his/her
action plans after the OJT.
b) The trainee(s) of OJCB Programme must:
a national of a developing country (in principle, those countries
included in the OECD’s DAC list of ODA recipients);
is granted to projects which receive trainees from APEC and ASEAN
developing countries since this programme qualifies as a
contribution to APEC and ASEAN ;
to a national or public agricultural research institute, university,
etc., in a developing country and return to his/her institute after
less than 45 years of age. However, trainees who are less than 40
years of age will be given priority in the selection;
at least a bachelor’s degree from a university or be recognized by
the selection committee as possessing equivalent academic
the consent of his/her institution for project participation;
be the recipient of any funds from other sources for similar
able to communicate in the same language with the host scientist;
the challenges of sustainable agriculture in his/her own country,
develop an action plan and be willing to implement technology
dissemination and/or research activities based on his/her action
plan immediately after the OJT.
The assistant instructor OJCB Programme must:
currently conducting research together with the host scientist or
under his/her supervision on research related to sustainable
agriculture in developing countries; and
qualified to assist training based on his/her research background. A
post-doctoral fellow can be considered as an assistant instructor.
Criteria for OJCB
will be assessed based on the following criteria:
thorough understanding of the purpose of the program; and
suitability of the capacity building project, including:
relevance of the research project proposed by the host scientist
relevance of the project to the research achievements of the host
relevance of the project to the research activities of the
suitability of the capacity building plan, including the concept
•the action plan and planning of follow-up guidance;
adequacy of the budget plan, e.g., air ticket, subsistence
allowance, research and capacity building funds, overheads, etc.;
sustainability of, and potential to further develop, the capacity
there are trainees from APEC and ASEAN developing countries; and
the project is related to climate change mitigation
are due by 10
will be notified in late August 2013.
is important to read the application procedure, and visit the
official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
forms and guidelines can be downloaded
from the official website
is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship
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