Training Program for Asian Veterinarians Ⅱ(TPFAV Ⅱ)

General Information of Training Program for Asian Veterinarians Ⅱ (TPFAV Ⅱ)

This program is implemented with financial support by Japan Racing Association (JRA) and Livestock Promotion Foundation (JRL).

TP-FAV (Training Program for Asian Veterinarians) was originally organized by JVMA from 1993 to 2003. This program is resumed as TP-FAVⅡ in 2016 by JVMA in cooperation with Japanese veterinary universities and others in Japan. This Program aims at helping veterinarians in Asian countries to acquire the latest knowledge and technologies in dealing with livestock animals (cattle, pig, sheep, goat or poultry) in Japan so that they may play a leading role in controlling and eradicating infectious animal diseases in their own countries after the said program. TP-FAVⅡ do not offer training on companion animals (dog and cat) or exotic animals (reptiles, pet birds and other small mammals.)

The training site will be Japanese veterinary universities and others for one year.

Details of TPFAV Ⅱ for All Applicants

This program is implemented with financial support by Japan Racing Association (JRA) and Livestock Promotion Foundation (JRL).

1. Introduction

TP-FAV (Training Program for Asian Veterinarians) was originally organized by JVMA from 1993 to 2003. This program is resumed as TP-FAVⅡ in 2016 by JVMA in cooperation with Japanese veterinary universities and others in Japan. This Program aims at helping veterinarians in Asian countries to acquire latest knowledge and technologies in dealing with livestock animals (cattle, pig, sheep, goat or poultry) in Japan so that they may play a leading role in controlling and eradicating infectious animal diseases in their own countries after the said program. TP-FAVⅡ do not offer training on companion animals (dog and cat) or exotic animals (reptiles, pet birds and other small mammals.)

2. Program Outline

(1) Program Title
Training Program for Asian Veterinarians Ⅱ
(2) Official Language of the Program
English or Japanese.
(3) Training Venue
1) Hokkaido University, 2) Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, 3) Iwate University, 4) The University of Tokyo, 5) Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 6) Yamaguchi University, 7) University of Miyazaki, 8) Kagoshima University, 9) Osaka Prefecture University, 10) Rakuno Gakuen University, 11) Kitasato University, 12) Azabu University, 13) Nihon University and 14) National Institute of Animal Health.

3. Duration

One year
4th Batch participant group’s stay in Japan
[Standard Timetable]
    April, 2020 – March, 2021
- 1-week orientation at JVMA
- 12 months as a research student in veterinary related institution (university, research laboratory, etc.)
- 2-week study trip for all participants

4.Number of Participants

Following are the allocated numbers of participants per batch. This number is subject to change due to budgetary conditions.

Year Batch Number of Participants
2017 1st Batch 12 Participants
2018 2nd Batch 10 Participants
2019 3rd Batch 16 Participants
2020 4th Batch 16 Participants (Plan)

5. Target Countries

4th Batch (2020) Asian Countries

*Countries designated as danger level 2 or higher by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will be excluded from target countries for the security of interviewer.

6. Target Participants

This program targets on the participant who will take a leading role in his/her country/region. Target participants are selected from the following three categories.

(1) Persons from the Private Sector Young veterinarians who are or will be involved in control/eradication of transboundary infectious animal diseases
(2) Government Officials Young government officials/civil servants who take part in formulation and/or implementation in control/eradication of transboundary infectious animal diseases in livestock
*Those who belong to military are ineligible to apply.
(3) Educators Young instructors/teachers in Higher Education in Asia, and has a recommendation by the belonging institute.

7. Fields of Study at Japanese Universities

Veterinary related institutions plan unique training programs. The applicants are required to clarify their field of interest among 6 academic areas shown below. The promotion committee of TP-FAV will match training programs and participant, to decide appropriate training venue.

Category of Academic Area Description
A Prevention of transboundary infectious animal diseases
B “One Health” related theme such as avian influenza, or antimicrobial resistance
C Virology of livestock animals
D Animal/Public health related microbiology and parasitology
E Pathology, pathophysiology of livestock such as reproductive disorders and metabolic disorders
F Clinical practice of livestock/companion animal(s)

8. Qualifications and Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

(1) Nationality - Citizens of one of the Asian countries
(2) Age - is 45 years of age, or younger (as of April 1st, 2020 for the 4th Batch participants)
(3) Education Bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine/ science
(4) Working Experience / Status Applicants for the category of “Government officials” and “Educators” (shown in the Section 7.) are required:
- to have more than 6 months working experience at their current organizations, and
- to obtain permission for application and securing reinstatement from their current organizations.
(5) Japanese or English-language Proficiency - Adequate English/Japanese skills both in written and oral communication to complete the one-year program
(6) Understanding of the Program - Applicants are required to have clear understanding of the objectives of TP-FAVⅡ, and have a strong will to contribute to the development of their home countries as well as to strengthen the linkage between their countries and Japan after returning home.
(7) Others Applicants must:
- be in good health condition to complete the program,
- not receive or plan to receive a scholarship offered by other foreign organizations during 4th batch TP-FAV (from April 2020 to march 2021), and
- attend the training activities on the weekends in unavoidable circumstances (ex. Experiment, clinical cases, academic conference)

9. Procedures and Required Documents for Application

JVMA will announce, distribute this General Information and Application Forms to Veterinary Medical Associations / Organizations which represents the country. Applicants should contact the Veterinary Medical Association/Organization which you belong to, to be nominated as a nominee. Every applicant is required to submit the following documents by the deadline set by belonging veterinary medical association/organization. Direct submission to JVMA made personally, or applicant who fail to show up at interview held by JVMA will automatically be disqualified.

Application Documents (1) Application form consists of:
- Personal Information
- Declaration of desired academic field
- Educational Background
- Present Organization and Nomination
- Work Experience
- Medical History
- Declaration

(2) A letter of recommendation from home country’s government, veterinary medical association /organization, university, your organization
*(For applicant who has no current employer) A letter of recommendation from related organization which you belonged to in the past, graduated school and any other relevant person/organization are available

(3) Undergraduate degree graduation certificate which officially certified.
*Officially certified copies of the origin
*Written in English or accompanied with official translation

(4) Academic transcript
*Must contain all the grades earned in the university
*Officially certified copies of the original
*Written in English or accompanied with official translation

(5) A copy of Valid Passport with photo (for checking nationality, name, sex, and date of birth). Valid National ID and birth certificate are acceptable if you do not have Passport. Certified English translation must be attached if ID is not written in English.

(6) Health certificate

(7) A copy of Valid Passport with photo (for checking nationality, name, sex, and date of birth). Valid National ID and birth certificate are acceptable if you do not have Passport. Certified English translation must be attached if ID is not written in English.

(8) Declaration
Application form.

10. Application Period (4th Batch)

July 3, 2019 – September 30, 2019

11. Selection Procedures (4th Batch)

*There are no fees to be charged directly by JVMA during the selection process.

*Any costs incurred during the selection procedures including travel expenses, documents preparation (official notification etc.) and any other personal expenses will NOT BE COVERED by JVMA but should be covered by an applicant.

*The reasons for disqualification on each selection procedure will NOT BE DISCLOSED.

(1) Domestic Screening of Submitted Application Documents

Submitted application documents are to be screened, selected by veterinary medical association of applicant’s country for approval/ nomination.

(2) Interview

Period November 2019
Contents Interviews by professor/supervisor/instructor in charge and JVMA director/staff
Objectives To check applicants’ understanding of the program objectives and to make a prioritization list of applicants
Venue Country of the applicants (Exact location is to be determined)
Results The interview team will generate a prioritized list of applicants for the Final Selection. Applicants who are judged not to have a clear understanding of the objectives of the program may be disqualified at the interview.

12. Special Notes

JVMA will provide following expenses for participants of the program (after officially adopted as 4th batch trainee): round trip air ticket (economy class), house rent (apartment for single person or dormitory) and travel insurance. Stipend will also be paid during the training period.

Trainees will apply for General visa on Cultural activities to stay in Japan, at Embassy of Japan. No family members can accompany trainees.

Trainees cannot leave Japan during the training period (April 1, 2020-March 20, 2021) except for unavoidable and unpredictable situations such as serious illness or death of a family member (parent/spouse/child). When they return home for justifiable reasons, they should bear all expenses for such travel themselves.