Early Career Award in Biophysics and
Early Career Presentation Award

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Early Career Award in Biophysics and
Early Career Presentation Award



Outline of the awards
  Since 2005, Biophysical Society of Japan (BSJ) has granted “Early Career Award in Biophysics” to young BSJ members for the excellent presentations that show their great potential to contribute to the progress of biophysics. In 2016, the society further established “Early Career Presentation Awards” to promote the activity of young researchers. In the first screening of these awards, approximately 10 candidates will be selected based on the submitted documents. In the second screening, the 10 candidates are invited to give oral presentations at the Early Career Award in Biophysics Candidate Presentation Symposium. Up to five awardees of the Early Career Award in Biophysics will be selected from the invited speakers. Basically, the rest of the invited speakers will be given the Early Career Presentation Award. We invite graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and young investigators to apply for the awards.

List of past awardees

  [Awardees of Early Career Award in Biophysics]
[Awardees of Early Career Presentation Award after 2016]
[Invited speakers in Early Career Award in Biophysics Candidate Presentation Symposium before 2016]

Requirements for application
  Members of BSJ (including those in the process of membership application) who will give presentations at the annual BSJ meeting and who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply.

  (1) Each applicant must be 35 years old or younger, or must be within 8 years after obtaining the doctoral degree as of the date 2017/4/1. If an applicant has experienced life events such as childbirth or nursing care, he/she must be 37 years old or younger, or must be within 10 years after obtaining the degree as of the date 2017/4/1.

(2) Each applicant must be the first and presenting author of the presentation.

(3) An applicant, who won the Early Career Award in Biophysics or the Early Career Presentation Award in the past annual meetings, is still eligible to apply for the awards, if he/she has already published a research or review article on the topics related to the content of the awarded presentation in “Biophysics and Physicobiology”, and if he/she is going to present new research results distinct from the past presentation.

  The invited speakers of the Early Career Award in Biophysics Candidate Presentation Symposium are expected to present the research they registered in the annual meeting.
  The awardees of the Early Career Award in Biophysics and the Early Career Presentation Award are required to submit a research or review article on the topics related to the awards to “ Biophysics and Physicobiology ” within two years.
Student members can apply for both of Early Career Award in Biophysics and Student Presentation Award .
  Committee members of the Biophysical Society of Japan, who are eligible for the Early Career Award in Biophysics and the Early Career Presentation Award , will not participate in the selection process of award winners by the committee.

Application period and procedure
  First, applicants should download the application format below, fill out all the required information in the form and convert it to the PDF format. Second, applicants should register for the 2017 annual BSJ meeting, submit an abstract of the presentation, and upload the application form in the PDF format via the abstract submission page. Only one application per one member is allowed.
  The application period for this year’s award competition is the same as that of the presentations for the 2017 annual BPJ meeting (from Apl 27th to May 26th). If the application period of the latter is extended, the application period for the awards will be similarly extended.
  Student members who wish to apply for both of Early Career Award in Biophysics and Student Presentation Award should submit an application form for the latter award as well. If an applicant who applied for the both awards is selected as an invited speaker of the Early Career Award in Biophysics Candidate Presentation Symposium , he/she will be automatically eliminated from the list of applicants for the Student Presentation Award .
  The BSJ office will send each applicant a receipt of application by Email. If an applicant does not receive the notice after one week of the closure of the application period, please contact the BSJ office ().

Application form

  [Word] [PDF]

Research fields

  1. Structure and Function of Proteins 2. Properties of Proteins 3. Nucleic acid
4. Cell biology 5. Photobiology 6. Muscle 7. Molecular Motor
8. Biomembranes & Artificial Membranes 9. Bioinfomatics
10. Imaging & Methodology 11. Brain & Neuroscience 12. Others

Screening processes
  The first screening will be carried out on the basis of the submitted application forms. Approximately ten candidates will be selected at this stage, and will be invited as the speakers of Early Career Award in Biophysics Candidate Presentation Symposium to be held on the first day of the annual meeting. The result of the first screening will be released on the meeting website and will be informed to each candidate.
  In the second screening, the ten invited speakers will give oral presentations at this symposium. Up to five awardees of the Early Career Award in Biophysics will be selected based on their presentations. The rest of the invited speakers will be given the Early Career Presentation Award.
  The first and second screenings will be carried out by the respective selection committees for Early Career Award in Biophysics . The members of the selection committees will be chosen from the BSJ society members.

Awards ceremony
  The result of the second screening will be released at the meeting banquet on the second day of the annual meeting followed by the ceremony for the Early Career Award in Biophysics. All the ten invited speakers of the Early Career Award in Biophysics Candidate Presentation Symposium will be invited to the banquet. The banquette fee will be returned to the invited speakers. The award certificates and plaques will be presented to the winners. The winners’ names and subjects of their presentations will be published later on the website of BSJ.