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The Organizing Committee of the Kyoto Regional Conference (KRC) announces the availability of travel/accommodation grants to subsidize the costs of participation in the conference taking place August 4–9, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. A successful applicant for this grant will receive 100,000 Japanese yen, and a total of 1,000,000 yen will be awarded competitively to ten young researchers. These grants are supported by the Tokyo Geographical Society and the Human Geographical Society of Japan. The Committee would like to deeply thank these societies. Winners of this award will also be exempt from paying registration fees. In selecting applicants to receive awards, preference will be given to PhD students from developing countries.

Applicants must submit the following four items:
1) abstract
2) application form
3) letter of recommendation, and
4) statement of plan in Kyoto.
Abstracts should be submitted to the Organizing Committee in due course through the online system at http://www.igu-kyoto2013.org/.

The forms needed for these submissions can be downloaded by clicking on the above underlined file links. A letter of recommendation is required from the applicant's supervisor, which will be helpful in assessing the applicant's contributions to the conference. If the applicant is not now a graduate student, he/she can send us a letter of recommendation from a former supervisor or a currently affiliated colleague. Moreover, a statement of plan in Kyoto (one page maximum length) should include the title of the presentation the applicant intends to give, the names of IGU Commission or Task Forces if applicant is planning to present in Commission Session, and a brief statement of the benefits he/she expects to gain from his/her participation in the KRC.

The above three materials 2)–4) should be sent to
Professor Kohei Okamoto
Chair, Scientific Program and Publication Committee,
Organizing Committee of Kyoto Regional Conference
e-mail: h44540a [at] nucc.cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp
c/o Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
D2-1(510), Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601, Japan
This information should be sent by e-mail no later than February 4, 2013.Late applications cannot be considered.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications on or about March 31, 2013. Awards will be paid at the venue in Kyoto in Japanese yen after presentation at the conference. If you have any questions regarding this grant application, please direct them to Professor Okamoto (h44540a [at] nucc. cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp).

Since grants for KRC are available from both IGU and KRC sides, a young researcher might attempt to apply for both of these grants. However, the resources for such grants at IGU and KRC are limited, and thus the two sides will exchange information on applicants before announcing the final selection results in order to avoid the situation where a particular applicant receives duplicated grants.