The Honda Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award program was established by Honda Foundation for fostering future leaders in the field of science and technology. The program has been introduced in Vietnam in 2006, followed by India in 2007 and extended to Cambodia and Laos in 2008. This system is grant award to students who have excelled in the area of science and technology and continued to aspire for higher academic achievement. The program hopes to promote dissemination of eco-technology among the young generations and at the same time to strengthen interaction and exchange between Japanese youths and young people expect to lead science, technology and industry in their respective countries. Another very unique characteristic of the system is that its details are matched to the receiving country's needs and circumstances; it is set up to be flexible to each country's needs. Furthermore, the grant is awarded in two stages.
In case of Cambodia, in the stage 1 called “Y-E-S AWARD”, 4 awardees will be selected eventually to get the grant award amount USD 3,000 (Three Thousand USD). In the stage 2 called “Y-E-S AWARD PLUS”, each of the four (4) awardees of Stage One per year will be sponsored with a non-restricted additional fund in total amount of Ten Thousand United States Dollars (USD10, 000) per person for his/her postgraduate study such as master or doctoral course at universities in Japan for more than one (1) year, subject to (i) the application by the awardee within two (2) years after their graduation from universities, (ii) the admission for enrollment from such universities and (iii) actual participation therein. Find more about the program on the official website - www.hondayesaward.org.