- Applicants may not be older than 40 years of age
- Priority is given to research carried -out in biosphere reserves on the theme of ecosystems and water
- Applicants from developed countries are eligible for Award only in exceptional cases.
TFT Member businesses can nominate retail executives from their staff.
Be a citizen of: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon or the Republic of Congo.
For scholars in law, economics and social sciences from Latin America (up to 10 fellowships per annum), doctorate or comparable academic degree, several years' experience as the leader responsible for a working group (professor, senior researcher) at an institution of higher education or research.
Only women scientists (below 40 years old) from sub-Saharan and/or one of the Least Developed Countries can apply. The minimum qualification of applicants is a M.Sc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc. honours degree, in the following field of the natural sciences: agriculture, biology, chemistry, engineering and technology sciences, earth and environmental resources, mathematics, medicine, physics and multidisciplinary sciences.
African applicants must be nationals of an African country and have a first degree in a biological science field (for example, zoology, botany, wildlife management, environmental science, natural resource management or conservation biology) by the time the course begins. They must exhibit a willingness to participate fully during the course and mix well within an international group. Preference will be given to those involved in biological field research following their degree courses and/or studying for a higher degree and who are at early stage of their careers (for example, first year masters).
- Be a national of a developing country
- Be a mid-career professional with a Bachelor degree
- Has obtained admission to a Master's program, or its equivalent, of up to two years from an accredited academic institution recognised by the applicant's country. The letter of admission must specify the student's intended field of study and a satisfactory fulfillment of academic prerequisites, including language profiency. The recipient is expected to select a subject study that pertains to the OPEC Fund's core mission, such as: sustainable and decelopment, economics of development, poverty reduction, environmrnt, science and technology
- Be committed to return to his/her home country upon completing the program.
A wide range of organisations are eligible: governmental, private and non-governmental. They can include educational institutions, planning agencies, ministries, community-based organisations and private enterprises.
Natural science, engineering and medicine receive first priority. Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following general eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents:
- Applicants must hold a Doctorate degree, or have a minimum of two years of research experience after receipt of a Masters degree, or be recognised by the Foundation as possessing equivalent academic qualification
- Must not be over 40 years of age at the time of application
- Have sufficient conversational ability in English or Japanese to prevent insurmontable difficulties during their research activities in Japan
- Should not have been in Japan previously
- Applicants who have firm positions and professions in their home nations should apply from their countries on completion of their research activities in Japan
- Applicants who have previously been invited by the Matsumae International Foundation are not eligible for this fellowship program.
Women from developing countries with a record of service to women and/or children in her country. Applicants must reside in the U.S. or Canada at the time of application and be enrolled at an accredited U.S or Canada at the time of application and be enrolled at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2007-06. She must be a citizen of a developing country that is currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank. She must plan to return to a developing country in about two years after receiving the grant and be at least 25 years old by the end of each year.
Capacity Development Unit
- Capacity Development Unit
- Individual learning
- Group learning
- Learning resources
- Extension material manuals and technical handbooks