JSPS Alumni Association of the Philippines (JAAP) held FY2016 Bridge Fellowship Program nominating committee meeting on March 7, 2016 at Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, DOST.
The nominating committee consists of four members; Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, President of JAAP, Dr. Renato G. Reyes, Secretary General of JAAP, Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director of JSPS Bangkok Office, and Dr. Amelia Guevarra, Undersecretary of DOST, Philippines.
The BRIDGE Fellowship Program is provided exclusively for regular members of officially-established JSPS alumni associations who have conducted research activities in Japan under the Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers or other JSPS programs. It gives them an opportunity to re-visit Japan and to create, sustain and/or strengthen research collaborations with Japanese colleagues.
After the just and transparent deliberation, JAAP decided to recommend one researcher to FY2016 Bridge Fellowship from among 10 applicants . The Nominee from JAAP is subject to be approved by JSPS headquarters.
Consecutively, JSPS Bangkok Office and JAAP President and Secretary General discussed activity schedule for FY2016. The tentative schedule of JAAP annual general assembly and symposium is during in the 3rd week of July, 2016 the National Science and Technology Week at Mall of Asia.
Dr. Montoya, JAAP President informed the body that JAAP would invite 2 Japanese speakers to the symposium, and also the Presidents of BJSPSAA, JAAT and NJAA as well.
After the meeting, JAAP President, Secretary General and JSPS Bangkok Office members made a courtesy visit to the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines to ask for further support and collaboration.