ArCS Arctic Challenge for Sustainability Project

Capacity Building

Program for Overseas Visits by Young Researchers for 2019

First recruitment period is over.
Second recruitment period will start from Tuesday, May 21 to Thursday, June 27, 2019

Documents for Application:

The difference between Middle- and Long-Term program and Short-Term program

  Middle- and Long-Term program Short-Term program
Period of visits 2 weeks - 10 months Less than 2 weeks
Target fields

1. A project consisting of a combination of different types of research activities, including attendance to an international conference and summer course on Arctic topics (e.g. Arctic Science Summit Week, ASSW) and an Arctic-involved research institution visits for exchanging ideas and information within a period between two weeks and a month.

2. A project where participants conduct a field study in the Arctic and visit laboratories of co-researchers to analyze data and have discussions during the visit, lasting between one and three months.

3. A project where participants set up a new research group and international collaborative research and conduct comparative studies in different Arctic areas that aims at implementing research activities in novel fields. This visit lasts for several to ten months.

To collect information and build a network of people to acquire knowledge and technology after attending international conferences and training courses* concerning the Arctic held overseas. You are not required to give your own presentations when you participate in international conferences.

*In principle, these courses encourage wider participation by inviting public participation, etc.

Eligible candidates

1. Status (any one of the following)
① A researcher who belongs to a Japanese University, a Japanese academic institution, etc.
② A masters/doctoral student of a Japanese University
③ A practitioner who belongs to a Japanese company, a Japanese governmental agency, an NPO, etc. (including a self-employed individual, such as a freelance journalist)

2. Age
In principle, under 40 years old

3. Nationality
Any nationality

1. Status (any one of the following)
① A masters/doctoral student of a Japanese University
② A practitioner who belongs to a Japanese company, a Japanese governmental agency, an NPO, etc. (including a self-employed individual, such as a freelance journalist)

2. Age
In principle, under 40 years old

3. Nationality
Any nationality

*A researcher who belongs to a Japanese University, a Japanese academic institution, etc. cannot apply the Short-Term program.

Application forms

1. Application form

2. A degree certificate or a certificate of student status at graduate school
*only for those with a university graduate certificate or a student at a graduate school

3. A certificate of employment (open format)
*only for applicable persons

4. A copy of the document that shows the status of residence (resident card, alien registration card, etc.)
*only for those who have foreign nationality

5. Written consent of the host (consent is required from the host researcher)

6. A summary of the academic profile and achievements of the host researcher (open format)

7. A road map for a research plan

8. A budget plan

1. Application form

2. A certificate of student status at graduate school
*only for those with a student at a graduate school

3. A certificate of employment (open format)
*only for applicable persons

4. A copy of the document that shows the status of residence (resident card, alien registration card, etc.)
*only for those who have foreign nationality

5. An itinerary and budget plan
*only for applicable persons

6. Materials that show an overview of the conferences and courses

7. Summary of the presentation
*only for applicable persons

Evaluation criteria

1. The logic of the research plan; its scientific and social significance

2. Consistency between the feasibility of the research plan and content of the visit (such as the institutions to visit and period of the visits)

3. Preparation, contact status, the ability to communicate

4. Previous achievements

5. Overall evaluation

1. Suitability with the purpose of the ArCS program

2. Efficiency and effectiveness of the travel plan

3. Communication skill

4. Future prospects of the research

5. Overall evaluation

Participants’ obligations after the program

1. The obligation to submit a report

2. The obligation to present the results

3. Research cooperation obligation
*Participants for the middle- and long-term visits are expected to play a primary role in planning for such meetings.

4. Participation in the information exchange community

1. The obligation to Submit a report

2. The obligation to present the results

3. Research cooperation obligation
*Participants for short-term visits are asked to provide oral presentations or participate in panel discussions, etc. in accordance with the presentations and their format planned for medium- and long-term visits.

4. Participation in the information exchange community

List of international conference and courses for learning knowledge and skills (April 2019 – March2020)

Please use it as a reference when making a research plan.

Name Venue Period Discipline
Arctic Shipping Forum Helsinki, Finland 2019.4.2-5 Arctic shipping
Arctic Science Summit Week 2019 Arkhangel'sk, Russia 2019.5.22-30 Arctic science
The 25th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions Delft, Netherlands 2019.6.9-13 Ocean Engineering, Ice engineering, Permafrost
The Twenty-ninth (2019) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference Honolulu, US 2019.6.16-21 Polar engineering、Ice engineering
2019 International Sea Ice Symposium Winnipeg, Canada 2019.8.18-23 Sea Ice
American Geophysical Union 2019 Fall Meeting San Francisco, US 2019.12.9-13 Earth science
American Geophysical Union 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting San Diego, US 2020.2.16-21 Oceanography

Academic information related to the Arctic studies can be viewed on the following website.