The Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Call for Applicants for Traveling Fellowship Program for Foreign Professionals engaged in Prosthetics and Orthotics in F/Y 2019

We support up to two fellows in one year. The deadline of the fiscal year 2019 (September 1, 2019 〜 August 31, 2020) is March 31, 2019.

1.Objective

In order to achieve the objectives of the Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JSPO) from the standpoint of international exchange, JSPO has established the Exchange Traveling Fellowship, which is one of the goals of the JSPO Committee on International Affairs as specified in the Association’s bylaws. By this program, qualified foreign professionals will be subsidized for a part of their transportation costs to visit institutions related to prosthetics and orthotics in Japan and/or to make presentations at domestic or international meetings organized by JSPO.

2.Subsidy

The amount of the subsidy is from ¥50,000 to ¥300,000 per person, depending on the expected transportation cost, which is determined by the JSPO Committee on International Affairs. When the total transportation cost, including airfare and accommodation fee (We expect to stay within 7 days.), exceeds this amount, participants must pay the excess themselves. The total amount of the fiscal subsidy will not exceed the budget approved by JSPO Board of Governors.

3.Qualifications

A candidate for this Fellowship shall satisfy the following requirements:

  1. The said person shall be a professional who is engaged in prosthetics and orthotics,
  2. The said person shall be 40 years old or less on March 31, 2019,
  3. The said person shall have one or more experiences participating in an international or overseas conference to present a paper in English, and
  4. The said person shall be fluent in either English or Japanese.

4.Application for a Fellowship

Applicants for a Fellowship shall submit the following materials(WORD) to the Committee on International Affairs of JSPO

The Japanese Society of Proshetics and Orthotics
#201 5-32-7 Hongo Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0033 Japan, by the specified deadline:

  1. C.V. including e-mail address and/or fax number, a photo, and date of birth,
  2. A list of medical associations or organizations to which the applicant belongs,
  3. A list of published papers and presentations,
  4. A copy of a major published article in which the applicant participated as the first author, or a copy of abstract of the presentation in which participated as the presenter
  5. A letter of recommendation from one of the following: the chairperson or a board member of the organization to related to prosthetics and orthotics which the applicant belongs, or a JSPO Delegates,
  6. A letter of approval of the chairperson of the department/institution where the applicant works, and
  7. The titles and their abstracts of one or more topics related to prosthetics and orthotics that the applicant intends to present and discuss at the institutions and/or JSPO-affiliated meetings. When the applicant has already submitted an abstract for presentation at a specific JSPO-affiliated meeting, a copy of that abstract form should be attached with the above scripts.  
  8. Proposed budgets for travelling (travel expenses: airfare economy class, other travel expense public transportation, accommodation fee)

5.Process of Selection

The JSPO Committee on International Affairs shall review the qualifications of the applicants and report the results to the Chairperson of the JSPO Board of Governors. The Chairperson shall, following deliberations between the Board of Governors and the Committee, select the qualified fellows.

6.Duties of Fellowship Recipients

A Fellowship recipient shall submit the assigned reports to the JARM Committee on International Affairs. The Committee will consider the reports for publication in Bulletin of the Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics and other JSPO publications.

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