Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Award for Excellent Graduate Study in Neuroscience
Guidelines for applications in 2023
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Target researchers
The award is intended for the researchers who satisfy the following two conditions.
- Enrolled in a doctoral course or within two years after receiving the doctoral degree at the time of application deadline.
- 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 17, 2023 (due NLT).
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 , the applicants who have passed this first step of selection will make presentations on the research theme described in the application form in the subsequent selection session. (The method and date of the selection session will be notified separately, and those who do not participate in the session will not be considered for selection.)
After the presentation in the selection session, the steering committee will decide the results of the selection.
If the selection session is held at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society, actual travel expenses to the venue of the Annual Meeting will be subsidized up to 10,000 yen. (Please note that the subsidy will be transferred in Japanese yen, and your bank account must be a bank account of a financial institution located in Japan .)
8. Commendation and fund delivery
The awardees will be commended in the 46th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in 2023. The research funds will be sent to the awardees by bank transfer.
9. Mailing address for application
<The Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Brain Research Promotion Fund Secretariat>
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