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Bylaws of the Miyadi Award, the Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ Miyadi Award)

Article 1: The Miyadi Award, Ecological Society of Japan (hereinafter referred to as “ESJ Miyadi Award”) is awarded to early-career members who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of ecology. Awarded members are selected from applicants who have applied or were nominated by other members of the Ecological Society of Japan, in accordance with the following selection procedures. In principle, there will be three recipients each year.

Article 2: An ESJ Awards Committee (hereinafter referred to it as “Committee”) is established to select candidates for the ESJ Miyadi Award.

Article 3: Members of the ESJ Awards Committee for the ESJ Award also serve as members of the Committee.

Article 4: The Committee identifies a group of candidates from the entire group of applicants, and reports reasons for selection to the President of the ESJ If there are no selected candidates, the committee also reports reasons to the President. For selection, the Committee shall take into consideration a candidate’s membership history, and whether they have published in English and/or Japanese in journals of the ESJ.

Article 5: In case a Committee member is nominated for the ESJ Miyadi Award by another member of the ESJ, and this candidate is selected as a final candidate, this member must resign from the Committee.

Article 6: The President consults with the board of directors regarding the pros and cons of each candidate selected by the Committee. Recipients are selected by vote from the group of final candidates by the board of directors if they obtain more than two-thirds supporting votes from the board of directors. Recipients are immediately notified of the decision. If no recipient is selected, with approval of the board of directors, the President will announce this to ESJ members.

Article 7: The decision of recipients is made 3 months prior to the award ceremony.

Article 8: The award ceremony is held during the ESJ Annual Meeting, and recipients are presented with an award certificate and 100,000 JPY from the Foundation for awards of the Ecological Society of Japan.

Article 9: In principle, the Award recipient will give an Award lecture regarding their research for which the award was conferred at the Annual Meeting where the award ceremony is held, and submit a review paper for inclusion in an Awarded Research section in a journal of the ESJ.

Article 10: Amendments to these bylaws must be approved by the board of directors.

Article 11: This list of rules is made in Japanese and translated into English. The Japanese text is the original and the English text is for reference purposes. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between these two texts, the Japanese text shall prevail.

Supplementary Provisions:
1. This rule was enforced on February 23, 2014 (H26).
2. Amendment of these rules came into effect on June 22, 2014 (H26)
3.Amendment of these rules came into effect on December 26, 2015 (H27).
4. Amendment of these rules came into effect on December 16, 2017 (H29).
5. Amendment of these rules came into effect on March 17, 2018.