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The state-backed Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Polish Embassy in Tokyo have established an award named after Polish-born Nobel laureate Marie Curie to commend young Japanese female researchers aiming to be active on the global arena.

Applications, either by nomination or self-submission, for the first Marie Sklodowska Curie Award will be accepted between Oct. 1 and Dec. 13. One applicant will be chosen for the Grand Prize and two for the Inspiration Prize. The prize money will be ¥500,000 for the Grand Prize winner and ¥250,000 for each Inspiration Prize winner.

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