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Recommendation

  • The JCAS Award winners are selected from recommendations, and researchers can also recommend their own projects, plans or activities.
  • A recommender must be an individual (not a group) and recommendation forms must be written in Japanese.
  • A recommender can recommend multiple projects, plans and/or activities; however, they cannot nominate the same works for multiple categories, nor multiple works by the same individual/organization.
  • No specific recommendation form is provided; however, all the items shown below must be included. (A sample recommendation form can be downloaded HERE.)
  1. Recommender's Full Name; Organization/Position; Brief Career History/Research Activity and Achievement
  2. Recommended Category (Choose One from: Prominent Scholar/Budding Scholar/Collaborative Research/Social Collaboration)
  3. Outline of the Recommended Work/Research/Activity: The paper or book information and outline for the research; the name and outline for the research; and the activity name and outline for the activity must be included. All the information must be within 1000 characters (If graphics are included, the text attached is not included in the count).
  4. Reason for Recommendation: Reasons based on the purpose of the award must be written, within 1000 characters.
  5. Relationship Between the Recommender and Recommended: The relationship with the owner of the recommended project/plan/activity must be defined if the recommender and owner are different individuals (Especially if the relationship is family or relative; or teacher and student).

The following shows the recommendation criteria for individual categories:

  1. Prominent Scholar Category: Papers or books published in the past one or two years. The award winner is selected from the recommended projects.
  2. Toryu-sho (Budding Scholar) Category: Papers or books published in the past one or two years and written by graduate students or young researchers with a decade or less of experience (Doctoral theses can also be recommended for this category). The award winner is selected from the recommended projects.
  3. Collaborative Research Category: Joint project planning implemented in the past one or two years. The award winner is selected from the recommended plans.
  4. Social Collaboration Category: Activities other than research projects deployed or having been deployed in/since the previous year or earlier. The award winner is selected from the recommended activities.