JSPS Alumni Club Award
bestowed by the German JSPS Alumni Association (JSPS Club) for the promotion of scientific exchange between Japan and the German-speaking area.
According to its statutes, the goal of the German JSPS Alumni Association (JSPS Club) is the promotion of scientific exchange between Japan and the German-speaking area. In this sense, the primary focuses of the JSPS Club are personal and professional support of the JSPS fellows, promotion of personal and scientific contacts, active participation in the building of fellowship programs, cooperation with scientific and science-funding organizations, as well as collection and dissemination of information in the fields of science, society and culture.
The activities and the engagement of the JSPS Club, its members and many friends and supporters make a major contribution to the development and spreading of contacts within the sciences as well as between science and society. With 450 members (as of June 2019) from many different disciplines of natural sciences and the arts, the German JSPS Alumni Association offers an unique and wide ranged network of contacts in the Japanese sciences.
Our goal: By bestowing and presenting the JSPS Alumni Club Award, the German JSPS Alumni Association honors outstanding contributions in exchange, cooperation or network building between the German-speaking area and Japan.
The award ist annually presented to 2 persons. Established scientists can be nominated as well as young research fellows.
- The award includes a round-trip airfare from Germany/Switzerland/Austria to Japan or vice versa.
- Furthermore, travelers to Japan receive a Japan Rail Pass (2nd class) for 2 weeks. Travelers to Germany/Switzerland/Austria receive a travel allowance (2nd class) of up to 500 Euro.
Restriction: The journey should be started within 9 months after receiving the award.
Award 2018 to Professor Dr. Masato Inoue (in German)
Award 2017 to Dr. Iris Mach (in German)
Award 2016 to Professor Dr. Nozomi Satō (in German)
Award 2015 to Professor Akitoshi Kawamura (in German)
Nominations for the JSPS Alumni Club Award 2020
In 2020, the JSPS Club will give the ”JSPS Alumni Club Award“ for promoting scientific exchange between Japan and the German-speaking region for the eighth time.
Entitled to nominate
All the members of the German JSPS Alumni Association are entitled to nominate suitable candidates for the JSPS Alumni Club Award. Nominations are to be addressed directly to the board of the JSPS Club. Self-nominations are not possible.
The selection is made in two stages. First, we ask for a short outline with the essential information about the candidate and their award-worthy contributions until November 15, 2019. After the pre-selection by the jury (mid-January 2020), we ask you to prepare the nomination proposals of 3-4 finalist candidates until the beginning of February 2020.
Nomination proposals must include:
- Full name and address of the nominator
- Full name and address of the proposed person
- Short presentation of the nominee, including a short scientific career resume and a description of their contribution to the scientific exchange, cooperation and networking between Japan and the German-speaking countries
- List of major publications (max. 10) if possible, some of them having emerged from the collaboration.
The scope of the nomination should not exceed 4 pages. All documents must be submitted in a standard format, best is a pdf-file.
The award winners will be decided by a jury consisting of the board members of the German JSPS Alumni Association. The jury decides by simple majority. The legal process is excluded.
The short outline of the nomination documents for the JSPS Alumni Club Award are to be sent by e-mail until 15 November 2019 and the final nomination documents should be prepared not later than 15 February 2020.
German JSPS Alumni Association
c/o JSPS Bonn Office