Traveling Fellowship Program for Foreign Physicians

1. Objective

In order to achieve the objectives of the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM) from the standpoint of international exchange as set forth in Article 3 of the Articles of Association, JARM has established the Exchange Traveling Fellowship, which is one of the goals of the JARM Committee on International Affairs as specified in the Association’s bylaws. By this program, qualified foreign physicians will be subsidized for a part of their transportation costs to visit rehabilitation institutions in Japan and/or to make presentations at domestic or international meetings organized by JARM.

2. Subsidy

The amount of the subsidy is from ¥50,000 to ¥300,000 per person, depending on the expected transportation cost, which is determined by the JARM Committee on International Affairs. When the total transportation cost, including airfare and accommodation fee, exceeds this amount, participants must pay the excess themselves. The total amount of the fiscal subsidy will not exceed the budget approved by JARM Board of Governors.

3. Qualifications

A candidate for this Fellowship shall satisfy the following requirements:

  1. The said person shall be a medical doctor who is engaged in rehabilitation medicine,

  2. The said person shall have one or more original papers related to rehabilitation medicine published with his or her name as a first author,

  3. The said person shall have one or more experiences participating in an international or overseas conference to present a paper, and

  4. The said person shall be fluent in either English or Japanese.

4. Application for a Fellowship

Applicants for a Fellowship shall submit the following materials(WORD) to the Committee on International Affairs of JARM,1-18-12 Uchikanda, Chiyodaku, Tokyo 101-0047, Japan, by the specified deadline:

  1. C.V. including e-mail address and/or fax number, a photo, and date of birth,

  2. A list of medical associations or organizations to which the applicant belongs,

  3. A list of published papers and presentations,

  4. A copy of a major published article in which the applicant participated as the first author,

  5. A letter of recommendation from one of the following: the chairperson or a board member of the rehabilitation organization to which the applicant belongs, a JARM Honorary /Corresponding Member.

  6. A letter of approval of the chairperson of the department/institution where the applicant works, and

  7. The titles and their abstracts of one or more topics related to rehabilitation medicine that the applicant intends to present and discuss at the institutions and/or JARM-affiliated meetings. When the applicant has already submitted an abstract for presentation at a specific JARM-affiliated meeting, a copy of that abstract form should be attached with the above scripts.

5. Process of Selection

The JARM Committee on International Affairs shall review the qualifications of the applicants and report the results to the Chairperson of the JARM Board of Governors. The Chairperson shall, following deliberations between the Board of Governors and the Committee, select the qualified fellows.

6. Duties of Fellowship Recipients

A Fellowship recipient shall submit the assigned reports to the JARM Committee on International Affairs. The Committee will consider the reports for publication in the Japanese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine and other JARM publications.

Approval by the Board of Governors:
September 29, 2001.
July 27, 2002.
May 10, 2003.