DIWPA scholarship for “Symposium of Integrative Biology 2019 : Biodiversity in Asia”

DIWPA invites applications for a scholarship to attend “Symposium of Integrative Biology 2019 : Biodiversity in Asia” which will be held on February 21-22, 2019 at Kyoto University, Japan. Kyoto University is proud of its diverse and large pool of ecologists and environmental scientists. Some studies behavior of mammals, others studies diversity of plants, and still others study ecological function of microbial organisms. Here we aim to integrate such biological knowledge to tackle further understanding of the nature, and share its efforts with diverse group of biologists in Asia. 

This year, we will also have an additional workshop regarding the application of drone mapping techniques to the environmental science, where the participants will learn the techniques and discuss future application of the tool for the research. One of the main functions of DIWPA is “capacity building of scientists in particular young scientists from developing countries”. We look forward to your applications. 

DIVERSITAS in the Western Pacific and Asia (DIWPA) is an international network for the promotion of cooperative studies and information exchange on biodiversity in the Western Pacific and Asia. The term of “Western Pacific and Asia” is used in this proposal to intend to cover East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Australia and New Zealand. DIWPA aims to connect existing networks of people working on biodiversity and research projects in Asia and the Western Pacific. For more information, please visit our URL: http://diwpa.ecology.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index.html


  1. Date:
    February 21-22, 2019
  2. Place :
    Maskawa Hall, Kyoto University, Kyoto
    Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Otsu, Shiga 
  3. Application:
    Applicants should be a member of DIWPA at the time of October 31, 2018.
    Applicants interested in drone mapping techniques are particularly preferable.
    If you would like to join DIWPA, please contact to DIWPA@ecology.kyoto-u.ac.jp.
    Applicants should prepare the following documents.

    (1) CV
    (2) A statement of their interests in the field of ecology
    (3) A Recommendation letter
  4. Application submission and deadline:
    Submit an application to DIWPA office by e-mail before November 20, 2018.
  5. Financial support:
    Kyoto University provides a scholarship to cover his/her expenses for accommodations and travel.

Link : http://www.ecology.kyoto-u.ac.jp/hyakka/