[Careers, Training, Awards and Funding] Call for Applications: Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Award for Excellent Graduate Study in Neuroscience

Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Award for Excellent Graduate Study in Neuroscience
Guidelines for applications in 2022
1. Purpose
This Award applauds excellent graduate studies in the field of neuroscience and thereby encourages young researchers and promotes further development of research in the field.
2. Research theme
The study proposed for the award should be the applicant’s graduate study in the field of neuroscience.
3. Award content
An award certificate and a supplementary prize of 100,000 yen (research fund) are provided to each awardee.
4. Application
The applicant shall submit an application form in accordance with the prescribed format, together with a copy of the applicant’s student identification card or that of the applicant’s Ph. D. certificate, to the Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Brain Research Promotion Fund Secretariat.
The PhD supervisor who supervised (or is currently supervising) the applicant’s doctoral study shall submit a recommendation letter in accordance with the prescribed format directly to the Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Brain Research Promotion Fund Secretariat. The application form and recommendation letter can also be submitted in PDF format by e-mail to koueki_post@tr.mufg.jp.
5. Target researchers
The award is intended for the researchers who satisfy the following two conditions.
  1. Enrolled in a doctoral course or within two years after receiving the doctoral degree at the time of application deadline.
  2. A study proposed for the award should be the one related to neuro/brain science and pursued during the applicant’s doctor program.
6. Application deadline
Both the application and recommendation letter must be sent to the Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Brain Research Promotion Fund Secretariat by Friday, February 4, 2022 (due NLT). March 4, 2022 (Extended Deadline)
7. Selection
No more than five awardees will be selected among the applicants each year. The awardees will be first selected by the Selection Committee of the Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Award for Excellent Graduate Study and then by the Steering Committee of the Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Brain Research Promotion Fund. Ten to fifteen candidates will be selected from the applicants by the application documents, and the applicants who have passed this first step of selection will make presentations based on the research theme described in the application form in the Selection Session held on June, 2022 at the same site where the JNS meeting will be held from June 30th. Those who do not attend the Selection Session will be excluded from the selection.
8. Commendation and fund delivery
The awardees will be commended in the 44th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in 2021. The research funds will be sent to the awardees by bank transfer.
9. Mailing address for application

Public Trust Group, Retail Trust Assets Administration Division,
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
3-36-16, Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0001, Japan
Email: koueki_post@tr.mufg.jp
For international Fax: +81-3-5328-0586
For domestic/Japan Fax: 03-5328-0586
(Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 17:00 JST,
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: closed)
Application Form:
Recommendation Letter:

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