APDBN Travel Awards Program

Fellowships awarded to participants from Asia-Pacific region will be made available from the Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Network (APDBN).  For details of this program, please check the APDBN website. http://www.apdbn.org/travelawards/index.html
Inquiries should be sent directly to APDBN.

CDB Travel Fellowship

The CDB will offer a limited number of travel fellowships to young researchers from overseas. We hope this system will encourage as many young scientists as possible to attend the symposium.

- Eligibility
1. Researchers who are affiliated to overseas organizations as either graduate students or postdocs (non-PI scientists), regardless of nationality or age.
2. Applicants who wish to make a presentation at the CDB Symposium.
3. Applicants who will join all sessions at the CDB Symposium.

- Subsidies
Subsidies for the following items, up to the maximum allowable amount, may be provided following a screening of the applicant by the symposium organizers and on the condition that no additional subsidies are provided from other organizations, domestic or overseas.

1. Overseas flight expenses
Maximum of up to following amount;
- North America, Europe: Up to 100,000 JPY
- Oceania: Up to 70,000 JPY
- South Asia: Up to 60,000 JPY
- Asia(other than South Asia): Up to 30,000 JPY
- Others: to be negotiated
CDB Travel Fellowship awardees must arrange their flight tickets following the rules of RIKEN. All the applicants must read detailed reimbursement guidelines below and agree with all the rules before applying for the fellowship.
Notive: In order to receive full reimbursement, you must leave Japan on or before Friday, March 31, 2018.

Guideline for Reimbursement of Travel Expenses

2. Accommodation expenses (for the period of the symposium up to 4 nights)
Maximum of up to 20,000 JPY (@5,000JPY per night).

- Application Process
Those eligible and wishing to apply for the fellowship should provide all the documents outlined below. All documents should be sent by an e-mail attachment to sympo2018@cdb.riken.jp by Friday, December 15, 2017.

Failure to follow all of the instructions may eliminate your application early in the selection process.

Notification of receipt will be sent to your e-mail address when the secretariat receives your application.

1. Application form
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Note: RIKEN CDB collects personal information solely for the purpose of contacting applicants with information about its academic meetings and events. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to third parties.

2. Abstract
The same abstract which was submitted as part of the symposium registration process.

3. CV
Curriculum Vitae should include a summary of your education, research experience, and publications.

4. Letter of recommendation from your research instructor or lab head
The letter should be signed by your research instructor or lab head. The letter can be sent directly from the research instructor to the secretariat.

5. Statement of reason for need
Please state the reason for applying for this support. If you have any existing subsidies or support allowing you to come to Japan, please state the details.

- Notice of Acceptance
Notification regarding the result of fellowship acceptance will be sent by e-mail in January 2018.

- Notice
Registration to the symposium must be made seperately from CDB Travel Fellowship application. In the result that you will not receive the fellowship, your registration to the symposium can be cancelled. For registration, see here.