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JEA Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Grants

About Travel Grants

The JEA Annual Scientific Meeting is the main scientific conference of our society, attracting approximately 1,000 scientists and students in the epidemiology and related fields. The annual meeting takes place in January or February and is held in Japan.

The travel grants are available to support students/early-career researchers and JEA non-Japanese members living outside of Japan who wish to attend the meeting as an oral presenter.
A 100,000 Yen is awarded to each of up to 7 recipients.

The winners in 2020 will be announced at the reception on February 21. The reception, of course, will be free for the recipients.

Period for Abstract Submission: August 1 (Thu) to September 25 (Wed), 2019 (Japan time) for the JEA 2020 annual meeting in Kyoto.

Application Criteria:

The applicant must
• be non-Japanese member of the Japan Epidemiological Association (JEA)
• live outside of Japan
• not belong to organizations in Japan
• be younger than 40 years old
• have never received the JEA travel grant
• be registered for the meeting and fully paid before the meeting
• be the first author to present a paper at the JEA annual meeting (Clinical study is not a subject area for the support.)
• submit a letter of recommendation from his/her supervisor (who can recommend only one person)
To join JEA
(Student membership fee is waived for the first year of registration.)

Required documents:

The following should be submitted with your application:
• a copy of the confirmation email that was sent to you when you submitted your abstract for the meeting
• a copy of the confirmation email that was sent to you when you registered for the meeting
• a letter of recommendation from his/her supervisor

How to apply:

Our 2020 Annual Meeting will take place in Kyoto between February 20 and 22, 2020.
Forms can be downloaded here: The JEA Travel Grant Application Form.
The applicatioin deadline: September 25, 2019
Please note that the late applications will not be accepted.

Award Terms and Conditions:

Awards must be claimed no later than 1 month after the meeting has taken place.


For your reference, below is the reports from the travel grants winners for the past JEA Annual Scientific Meeting.
Reports from the travel grants winners in 2019
Reports from the travel grants winners in 2018
Reports from the travel grants winners in 2017
Reports from the travel grants winners in 2016