Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences | JIRCAS


Slots available

  1. Study on feeding environment of bivalves in the high turbid water in Myanmar.
    Project site: Department of Marine Science, Myeik University
    Country: Myanmar
    Host Scientist:  Dr. M. Kodama, Dr. H. Saito


The fellowship covers a period of one year starting from October, 2018 to September 30, 2019.


  • 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)


  1. Be a national of a developing country.
  2. 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.
  3. Hold at least a Master’s degree in a field relating to socio-economics, natural sciences or technology.
  4. Should be able to work exclusively on the research theme being applied for
  5. Should be in good health.
  6. Have an adequate command of English and/or Japanese language.
  7. Should be endorsed by the authority of the institution where the applicant is employed or affiliated.

Application Form and Related Documents

Accomplish the specified application form; select only one research theme from the list given. Applications with more than one research theme will be automatically disqualified. Send the following documents to the address given below:

  • Application form
  • Copy of publications (three most relevant only)
  • Curriculum vitae [maximum of four pages; do not attach any certificate(s) /diploma(s)]
Application form (PDF)
Application form (Word)

Postal Address and Deadline for Application

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.

Deadline: Application documents must be received by May 8, 2018.

Notification of Results

Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications in late May 2018

For inquiries, contact us through the inquiry form provided in the JIRCAS web site. Inquiries relating to research themes will NOT be answered.

URL: https://www.jircas.go.jp/