JACES Research Encouragement Award and Travel Grant Program for Young Members
JACES Research Encouragement Award
At the 46th Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for Comparative Economic Studies, it was decided to establish the Japan Association for Comparative Economic Studies Research Encouragement Award. Eligibility requirements and qualifications for the award are explained below. We would appreciate your active application or nomination.
Applicants for the JACES Research Encouragement Award are requested to fill out the prescribed application form (form for self-recommendation) and send it to our Secretariat. Those who wish to recommend a recipient of the award are requested to fill out the prescribed application form (form for recommending others) and send it to our Secretariat. In both cases, please send the application form to our Secretariat by e-mail, mail, or fax.
Only single-authored papers published in the JJCE or other academic journals are eligible for review. Please check applicant qualifications before submitting your paper.
(1) Either a graduate student member or a regular member who is under 40 years old in principle.
(2) In either case, the member must have been a member of JACES for at least two consecutive years.
(3) Experience in contributing to JACES in the form of research reports, research papers, etc.
Please note that the name of the applicant’s academic advisor must be provided, as he or she will be excluded from the selection of review committee members.
When applying, please submit five copies of the paper to be reviewed along with the application form. Paper copies are required, not electronic copies. Review items should be sent to our Secretariat.
We look forward to receiving applications and recommendations from our members.
The 1st award (2007): Yuka Takeda
Awarded Paper: “Destabilization of Living Standards and Poverty in Russia under Transition Economy: Comparison of Urban and Rural Poverty Dynamics”
The 2nd Award (2008): Yugo Konno
Awarded Paper: “A Study of Liberalization of Foreign Economic Relations in Russia: With a Focus on Multilateral Trade Liberalization and Development of Regional Economic Integration”
The 3rd Award (2009): Kohei Mishima
Awarded Paper: “The Formation and Development of the Motorcycle Industry in Southeast Asia”
The 4th Award (2010): None
The 5th Award (2011): Kazuho Yokogawa
Paper for the award: “Centralization and Local Government Finance in Russia”
The 6th Award (2012): Viktoriya Kan
Awarded Paper: “Reorganization of Large Enterprises and Startups of Small and Medium Enterprises: Empirical Study of Transition Economy in Uzbekistan”
The 7th Award (2014): Hak Su Lyu
Awarded Paper: “Establishment and Organizational Forms of United Firms in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the 1970s and 1980s: A Quantitative Approach Using Firm-Level Data,” Japanese Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 52, No. 1 (January 2015)
The 8th Award (2016): Yoshisada Shida
Awarded paper: “Informal GDP Estimates for Postwar Russia: 1960-1990,” Japanese Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 54, No. 1 (January 2017)
The 9th Award (2018): Daichi Yamada
Awarded paper: “Labor Migration, Educational Investment and Gender: An Empirical Analysis of Tajikistan,” Japanese Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 56, No. 1 (January 2019)
Rules and Regulations regarding the Japan Association for Comparative Economic Studies Research Encouragement Award
Enacted on June 5, 2006
Amended June 6, 2010
Amended June 9, 2018
The Japan Association for Comparative Economic Studies Research Encouragement Award (hereinafter referred to as the Encouragement Award) shall be awarded to members (young researchers) for the purpose of honoring research papers that are recognized as making a particular contribution to the academic development of research on comparative economic systems.
(Papers To Be Reviewed)
Papers written by members who meet the requirements for those eligible for review (Article 5) and published in the official journal of JACES or other academic journals shall be eligible for review. However, papers published in the first year of membership are not eligible. In the case of papers published in other journals, the recommendation of the author or another member is required. The paper must be single authored.
(Period of Time Subject to Review)
Papers published during the two-year period from April 1 of the year preceding the application to March 31 of the year of application shall be eligible for review.
(Numbers of Awards and Awardees)
Awards shall be presented once every two years. In principle, there shall be only one awardee.
(Qualifications of Persons Subject to Review)
Members (Young Researchers) eligible for review shall be graduate student members or regular members who have been enrolled in JACES for two or more consecutive years, including the current year, and who are under 40 years of age as of the last day of the period subject to review, in principle.
(Method of Recommendation)
In the case of a paper published in other academic journals, as described in Article 2, the nomination shall be made either by self-recommendation or by recommendation of one other person. Applications shall be based on the prescribed documents by the Secretariat.
In June of the following year, the Board of Secretaries shall nominate a five-member review committee, and the chairperson of the review committee shall be elected by a mutual vote of its members. In principle, however, the nominees and academic advisors of the persons to be reviewed shall be excluded.
(Announcement of Judging Results)
The Review Committee shall report to the Board of Secretaries by the end of September of the following year. The results of the review shall be announced in the Newsletter by the end of December of the following year.
Awards shall, in principle, be presented at the General Membership Meeting of the following year’s Annual Conference. A certificate of commendation and a supplementary prize shall be awarded at the time of commendation.
(Revision of Regulations)
Amendments to or repeal of the Rules and Regulations shall require the approval of a majority of the members present at the General Membership Meeting upon motion of the Board of Secretaries.
(1) These Rules and Regulations shall come into effect as of June 6, 2010.
The first deadline for applications under these rules is March 31, 2011.
Application Form Download
Travel Grant Program for Young Researchers
JACES provides travel grants for young members to attend the Annual Conference. Advance application is required. Please refer to the regulations below, and send the application to the Secretariat in charge of general affairs and accounting by the designated date (please refer to the JACES website for the deadline and mailing address for each fiscal year). Click here for the application form.
Adopted June 22, 2019
Rules and Regulations for the Travel Grant Program for Young Members of the Japan Association for Comparative Economic Studies
For the purpose of the academic development of comparative economic system studies, JACES shall provide travel grants (hereinafter referred to as “travel grants”) to young members to attend the Annual Conference.
（Members Eligible for Travel Grants)
Members eligible for travel grants shall be graduate student members or regular members who are enrolled in the Society for the fiscal year of the grant and who are under 40 years of age and not in full-time employment as of the last day of the grant year.
(Number of Travel Grants)
In principle, a grant cannot be awarded for consecutive years. However, this shall not apply in cases where the application is less than the total amount of the planned grant.
(Grant Amount and Details)
Travel grants shall be provided annually. In principle, the amount of the grant shall not exceed 100,000 yen in total per fiscal year. The grant shall be provided for the applicant’s transportation expenses (reserved seat express tickets and fares for Shinkansen and discount airfares purchased in advance), based on the receipts and approved by the Board of Secretaries.
(Method of Application)
Application under Article 2 shall be made by the applicant and must be recommended by one other member. The application shall be based on the documents prescribed by the Secretariat. Applications shall also be submitted at least three months prior to the date of the Conference to be subsidized. In cases where advance discount fares cannot be purchased and receipts are not expected to be submitted, applications shall be based on estimates.
Based on the applications, grants shall be made to all applicants as long as they fall below the amount specified in Article 4. If the total amount of applications exceeds the planned grant amount, priority shall be given to those who will present research reports at the conference. Then, if the total amount of applicants exceeds the planned grant balance, a lottery will be conducted by the Representative Secretary and the Board of Secretaries to determine the grant recipients.
(Announcement of the Results of the Adoption)
The Secretariat shall notify the applicant of the results of the adoption at least two months before the Conference to be subsidized is held and shall report the results at the Board of Secretaries meeting at the time of the Conference.
(Amendments to the Rules and Regulations)
Article 8: Amendments to or repeal of the Rules and Regulations shall require the approval of a majority of the members present at the General Membership Meeting upon motion of the Board of Secretaries.
(1) These Rules and Regulations shall come into effect as of June 22, 2019.