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The Study Abroad Support for Foreign Researchers (Harasawa) Fellowship

Fellowship

The Japanese Respiratory Society invites you to apply for the Study Abroad Support for Foreign Researchers (Harasawa) Fellowship. The terms of the fellowship are below. Your application is greatly appreciated.

1: Name
This fellowship is named 'The Study Abroad Support for Foreign Researchers (Harasawa) Fellowship' (hereinafter referred to as Fellowship).

2: Aim
This Fellowship encapsulates the ideals of the late Michiyoshi Harasawa (Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo). A part of the international activities of the Japanese Respiratory Society, the Fellowship aims to provide support to young researchers and specialised respiratory clinicians from countries other than Japan, who are pursuing studies abroad and wish to contribute to the progress and development of respiratory study.

3: Object

  1. In principle, we invite applications from young investigators and clinicians from countries represented by the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR) and the Latin American Thoracic Society (ALAT); however, we also consider applicants from other countries.
  2. Age limit: Under 40 (at the date of application)
  3. Priority will be given to applicants residing outside Japan at the time of submission of applications.
  4. Applicants must already have an acceptance from a training institute in Japan.
  5. Applications from recipients of previous grants will not be considered.
  6. In principle, the training period shall last at least two months.
  7. The research must not be subsidised by other academic societies or foundations for the same purpose, domestically and internationally.

4: Management
Funding of this Fellowship is based on donations from the family of the late honorary JRS member Michiyoshi Harasawa, and is covered by a grant from the Society.

5: Outline of the Fellowship and selection of recipients

  1. Grants are given to help non-Japanese nationals who wish to stay in Japan to train in respiratory medicine.
  2. The grant is available for a maximum of two recipients. The grant for each recipient will be a maximum of 1,000,000 Japanese yen; however, it will be adjusted based on the length of stay.
  3. The members of the Selection Committee of this Fellowship will select the recipients.
  4. When the training is completed the recipient must prepare a report, signed by the host supervisor, and submit it to the JRS.

6: The Selection Committee

  1. The Selection Committee comprises of the following JRS officers: Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Chairman of the International Relations Committee, Chairman of the Planning Committee and Chairman of the Education Committee.
  2. The applicant's study plan, the Japanese institute's facilities, the contribution to their own country upon return, and the length of stay will all be considered in the selection process.

7: Application procedure

  1. Applicants are requested to send the following details in English, to the Japanese Respiratory Society Secretariat. (6 copies) Form
  2. Section 1: Applicant's personal details *Section 1: If the applicant is applying to another institution, please state this in the application form. The applicant can apply for this fellowship even if they have applied for a grant from another institution.
    Section 2: Study/Research sought
    Section 3: Home supervisor information
    Section 4: Host supervisor information
    Section 5: 1) Short curriculum vitae
       2)Publication list
       3)Letter of recommendation by home supervisor with signature
        4)Letter of recommendation by host supervisor with signature
         5)ID Photo
  3. Send to: The Japanese Respiratory Society, 7F, Nichinai Bldg., 3-28-8 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN, OR e-mail to info@jrs.or.jp
  4. Deadline for applications: End of December

Appendix:

  1. Revised on 30 March, 2004
  2. Revised on 18 June, 2005
  3. Revised on 11 June, 2009
  4. Revised on 24 April, 2014
  5. Revised on 20 April, 2017
  6. Revised on 14 October, 2021

The Harasawa Fellowship Awardee

T Year Name
Research Project
1 2004 Sanjeev Tandon (Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India)
Analysis of CD103+/CD8+ T-lymphocytes in polymyositis-dermatomyositis with associated interstitial pneumonia
Lidieth Yorleny Vargas Prado (Santa Paula University (Respiratory Therapy College), Costa Rica)
Exercise physiology in respiratory patients and comprehensive rehabilitation methodology
2 2005 NO RECIPIENT
3 2006 NO RECRUITMENT
4 2007 NO RECRUITMENT
5 2008 Nguyen Van Tho (University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Hochiminh City, Vietnam)
6 2009 Ferry Dwi Kurniawan (University of Indonesia)
7 2010 NO RECIPIENT
8 2011 NO RECIPIENT
9 2012 NO RECIPIENT
10 2013 NO RECIPIENT
11 2014 DECLINE
12 2015 NO RECIPIENT
13 2016 DECLINE
14 2017 Haiyue Zhang (Renmin hospital of Wuhan University)
15 2018 NO RECIPIENT
16 2019 Munkh-Erdene Dashzeveg(State 3rd central Hospital named after P.N.Shastin, Mongol)
17 2020 Arvindran A/L Alaga(Respiratory Medicine Department, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia)
18 2021 Mingma Thsering Sherpa(Nepal College of Chest Physicians, Sanepa, Kathmandu, Nepal)
19 2022 Murtaza (Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia)

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