Travel Allowance for Taiwan-Japan Plant Biology 2017

The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists (JSPP) and the Taiwan Society of Plant Biologists (TSPB) will host a joint conference Taiwan-Japan Plant Biology 2017  at Academia Sinica in Taiwan in November 3-6, 2017. JSPP will offer the travel allowance of 30,000 yen to support students and postdocs who are traveling to the conference and presenting their work as presenters. Principal Investigators (PI) should submit compiled applications on behalf of any laboratory members eligible for the allowance. The JSPP Committee will determine the recipients based on the document review.
Eligibility (Note: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria.)
  • JSPP member*
  • Student or postdoc
  • A prospective presenter (poster and/or oral presentations) at the conference
*JSPP Membership
Only JSPP members can apply. Please consider becoming a JSPP member to receive benefits, including the eligibility to apply for the travel allowance. For more information, please check the website at
Use of Funds
Each recipient will receive 30,000 yen to defray expenses associated with travel to the Taiwan-Japan Plant Biology 2017. Allowable expenses are limited to lodging and international airfare. Each applicant must ensure that no duplicate reimbursement of travel expenses is requested from multiple sources.
Application Process
Application forms are available at the following link.
Travel allowance
  • Application Form A: Each student/postdoc must complete the form.
  • Application Form B: Each PI must complete the form for the laboratory.
Pl should compiled the application forms and submit a single PDF document electronically to by 15. July, 2017 at 5pm (Japan Standard Time). JSPP will not consider accepting any late applications.
Result Notification
Based on the review of submitted applications, as well as the executive board meeting, the JSPP Committee will notify the applicants and PI of the result by no later than 31. July, 2017.
Receipt of Allowance
Each recipient must submit the following documents to JSPP by Email ( within 10 days of the conclusion of the conference. Failure to submit a complete set of the post-travel documents will result in forfeiture of travel allowance.
  • Copies of your passport (a picture page AND pages with departure/entry permit/return stamps) or boarding passes
  • A travel report (the form can be found in the application documents)
  • Bank information for direct deposit (For a security reason, we strongly recommend you submit the documents by either post or facsimile. )
Direct Deposit of Allowance
Upon acceptance of the post-travel documents, the award of 30,000 yen will get deposited directly into the bank account. JSPP can transfer funds via almost any banks. However, either Japan Post Bank (JP ‘yucho’ Bank) or Mizuho Bank is most preferable. For a security reason, we strongly recommend you submit the documents by either post or facsimile.
Handling of Personal Information
JSPP shall not handle personal information beyond the necessity to fulfill the purpose of use without consent from the person. JSPP will destroy sensitive documents securely upon completion of all transactions related to the Taiwan-Japan Plant Biology 2017.
JSPP Contact
Email:          Phone: 81-75-415-3661          Facsimile: 81-75-415-3662
Address: 146 Nishioji Cho, Kamigyo Ku Kyoto Shi, Kyoto 602-8048 Japan