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Bylaws of the Oshima Award of the Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ Oshima Award).

Article 1: The Oshima Award of the Ecological Society of Japan (hereinafter referred to as the “ESJ Oshima Award”) is an award, in principle, for members who have contributed to the development of ecology by, for example, long-term field monitoring of ecological data. Recipients will be selected from applicants who have themselves applied or have been nominated by other members of the ESJ. In principle, two recipients will be selected each year.

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

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

Article 4:The Committee selects a group of final candidates from all applicants, and reports reasons for selection to the President of the ESJ. If no candidates are selected, the Committee also reports reasons to the President. The duration of a candidate’s research and membership history in the ESJ are taken into consideration during selection.

Article 5:If a member of the Committee becomes a nominee and remains a candidate until the final stage of selection, that 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 from among the final group of candidates. Recipients are decided by vote after obtaining 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 ESJ.

Article 9: In principle, the Award recipient will give an Award lecture regarding research for which they received an award at the Annual Meeting where the award ceremony is held, the content of which is submitted as a Review or Commentary to 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. These rules came into effect on February 23, 2014.
2. Amendment of these rules came into effect on June 22, 2014.
3. Amendment of these rules came into effect on December 26, 2015.
4. Amendment of these rules came into effect on February 18, 2017.
5. Amendment of these rules came into effect on December 16, 2017.
6. Amendment of these rules came into effect on March 17, 2018.