Research Grant Program

Research Grants

AY 2024 Research Grants Application Guidelines

The purpose of this grant is to support research that contributes to the development of industrial technology.

  1. Application Period
    (First term) From Thursday, February 1, 2024 to Thursday, February 29, 2024
    (Second term) From Monday, July 1, 2024 to Wednesday, July 31, 2024
    • Applicants for the first term are ineligible to apply for the second term. Please choose either one.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    Open to full-time faculty and researchers at universities and technical colleges, excluding individuals in special appointments.
    • Recommendation from the head of your institution and official seal are required.
    • Preferably under 60 years of age.
    • Previous grantee can apply after three years past since the end of the implementation period./li>
  3. Number of Applications Sought
    (First term) 80 applications
    (Second term) 25 applications
  4. Research Fields
    (1) Chemistry, Materials Science, Biotechnology
    (2) Environment, Energy
    (3) Mechanical engineering, Machining, Robotics, Space engineering
    (4) Electrical and electronics engineering, Systems and control, Information, AI
    (5) Medical engineering, Pharmaceutical engineering, Agricultural engineering
    (6) Production engineering, Management engineering
    (7) Others: It is preferred that the proposed industrial technologies contribute to solve the challenges of the 21st century.
  5. Amount of Grant
    (First term) Maximum 1,500,000 JPY per application
    (Second term) Maximum 5,000,000 JPY per application
    • In principle, the Foundation limits its grant-funded research expenses to those necessary to carry out the research themes, and does not anticipate the expenditure of indirect expenses by research institutions. Please request a "Research Support Exemption Form" if necessary.
    • Please adhere to "Guidelines for the Research Expense Budget Spreadsheet".
  6. Implementation Period
    (First term) From April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025
    (Second term) From October 1, 2024 to March 31, 2026
  7. Evaluation Criteria
    The plan and methods of the research must be original and appropriate for the improvement of industrial technology in the 21st century, and the results must be promising.
  8. Accountability of Grantee
    Submission of research results report (within 3 months after the end of the implementation period)
    • Reports must follow the Foundation's template and should not exceed 8 pages on A4 paper.
      Example
      Template
    • The report may be included in the annual report published annually by the Foundation.
    • The report may be posted on the Foundation's website.
    • The Foundation may request you to make a presentation at a conference or other event sponsored by the Foundation.
  9. Application Procedures
    Access the electronic application system and follow the steps below to apply. (1) Log in to My Page (for new users, sign up for My Page).
    (2) Apply from the form of the application type "2024 (first or second term) Research Grant".
    • Please check the type of application so that it is not mistaken with other applications.
    (3) Register applicant information.
    (4) Upload the Research Grant Application Form (Form 1).
    • PDF file with the official seal of the head of your institution (the dean of the graduate school or the head of the research department).
    (5) Upload the Research Plan (Form 2).
    (6) Finally, press the "Submit" button to complete your application.
    • The Research Grant Application Form (Form 1) and Research Plan (Form 2) can be downloaded from the Institute's website (https://zai-amano.or.jp/) or from the Electronic Application System. Please create a Word file, seal it, convert it to a PDF file, and upload it.
  10. Selection
    After document review by external reviewing committees and selection by the selection committee, the Board of Directors will make a decision.
  11. Notification of Grant Acceptance or Rejection and Transfer of Grant Funds
    (1) Acceptance or rejection will be notified on My Page within two months after the application deadline.
    (2) The fund money will be transferred to the designated bank account via the university office.
  12. Inquiry
    Amano Institute of Technology (053-523-1171)
    jyosei@zai-amano.or.jp

Guidelines for the Research Expense Budget Spreadsheet

*Breaching the matters described below may result in removal from the selection process.

  1. If a single piece of equipment costs more than 200,000 JPY, provide a detailed explanation of its necessity as a remark.
  2. When purchasing software, specify its name.
  3. When purchasing a PC, include the model number and the reason for the choice as a remark.
  4. Consumables must be categorized and described in detail./li>
  5. When allocating expenses for external analysis, detail the outsourcing entity, nature of the service, unit price, etc.
  6. Describe travel expenses as thoroughly as possible, such as the name of the conference, location, schedule, etc.
  7. For expenses related to research assistants, include rate per hour, working style, and the number of individuals.
  8. When allocating costs for other outsourced services, provide detailed descriptions.

Results for AY 2022

The Foundation provided grants of 1.5 million yen for 19 research projects.

Research reports for AY 2022

(The PDF file on this page is available for viewing only.)

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