Letter from CAIRC
December 2003 Vol.7 No.3

Candidates Sought for Seventh Annual CAIRC Scholarship Program for Research on the Relationship
Between Humans and Companion Animals
CAIRC, which has sponsored the annual Scholarship for Research on the Relationship Between Humans and Companion Animals since 1998, is now accepting applications for the seventh yearly scholarship, which is to be awarded in 2004. Since 1998, the scholarship has been awarded to three to five recipients each year. 28 scholarships were awarded in total as of 2003, and the research results have contributed to the development of this academic field in Japan. Potential candidates are requested to ask for application by fax or e-mail before the deadline of March 31, 2004.

The study of relationships between humans and animals is a relatively new field of endeavor that is taking hold among veterinary and zoological researchers. There is a clear need for researchers in diverse fields in addition to veterinary and zoological science, such as medicine, education, law, sociology, and architecture, to approach this subject. We at CAIRC are working to create a richer social environment by fostering harmonious coexistence between humans and companion animals. In this spirit, we would like to support young and outstanding researchers in this field, and look forward to a diverse range of applications.
Please ask for applications to CAIRC by fax at 03-5468-5752, or by e-mail at message@cairc.org. Include your contact information with your mailing address, affiliation, and mention that you are requesting the application details and form.
A presentation of the research in Japanese language to the press will be required after an one-year study period.