The RNA Society of Japan

The president of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) asks the president of the RNA Society of Japan to nominate excellent young researchers for the 15th (FY2018) JSPS PRIZE. The RNA Society of Japan calls for Regular Members who will be nominated by the President.
Program Outline
JSPS PRIZE Recipients Selected
14th (FY2017) JSPS PRIZE Awardees

Objective of the PRIZE
In order to raise the level of scientific research in Japan to the world's highest standard, it is important to recognize and support young researchers with rich creativity and superlative research ability at an early stage in their careers.

Applicable Fields
All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Qualifications to be nominated by the President of the RNA Society of Japan
They must have published papers or articles in scientific journals and other publications in Japan and/or abroad, and obtained excellent scientific research achievements. As of 1 April 2018, they must be

  • Under 45 years of age
  • Have obtained a doctorate degree (or possess an equivalent level of scientific research expertise)
  • Must have Japanese citizenship, or be a foreign researcher who has conducted research at a Japanese research institution for five years or longer.
  • Regular Members of the Society in FY2017 and FY2018.

One or a few successful applicant will be nominated by the President. Members of the screening committee are Tetsuro Hirose, Tokio Tani (chair) and Toshinobu Fujiwara.

Application to be considered as Nominees
Forms are available here. Please download Word format files and upload completed documents converted to PDF format from the JSPS Prize Application page.

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Deadline of Application
Noon, March 23, 2018, Japan Standard Time

Akiko Soma (General Affaiers Secretary)
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