JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program FY2023

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 to accelerate scientific research and advance the expertise of invited researchers.

Research themes for FY2023

JIRCAS is now accepting applications for the JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program FY2023. Research themes for FY2023 are listed below. This fellowship program will follow five (5) research themes at the JIRCAS Headquarters in Tsukuba or Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) in Ishigaki.

  1. Identification and application of genes involved in dramatic improvement of degradation ability of cellulose saccharifying microorganisms
    Host Scientist: Dr. UKE Ayaka
    Place: Tsukuba
  2. Hydrophilic- and Hydrophobic-BNI characterization of parental Maize CIMMYT Maize inbred Lines (CMLs) used in the development of DHL populations
    Host Scientists: Drs. G.V. Subbarao and YOSHIHASHI Tadashi
    Place: Tsukuba
  3. Evaluation of the hilly land agricultural system that contributes to reduce soil erosion and enhance soil and water conservation
    Host Scientist: Dr. ANZAI Toshihiko
    Place: Ishigaki
  4. Elucidation of quinoa seed germination mechanism under harsh environment
    Host Scientist: Dr. NAGATOSHI Yukari
    Place: Tsukuba
  5. Elucidation of genetic mechanism controlling root development in soybean
    Host Scientist: Dr. Donghe Xu
    Place: Tsukuba

Applicants must agree to the following notice before their application.

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