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JSPS PRIZE
Program Outline
Tenth (FY2013) JSPS PRIZE Recipients Selected
Tenth (FY2013) JSPS PRIZE Awardees
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Ninth (FY2012) JSPS PRIZE Awardees
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Fifth (FY2008) JSPS PRIZE Awardees
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- In Recognition and Support of Excellent Young Researchers -
‹Program Outline of 2013›



  1. Objective
  2. In order to raise the level of scientific research in Japan to the world's highest standard, it is important to recognize and support young researchers with rich creativity and superlative research ability at an early stage in their careers. To sustain the zeal of such researchers while offering them support in advancing their work, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science established the JSPS PRIZE in FY2004.

  3. Applicable Fields
  4. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

  5. Qualifications
  6. They must have published papers or articles in scientific journals and other publications in Japan and/or abroad, and obtained excellent scientific research achievements. As of 1 April 2013, they must be

    (1) Under 45 years of age
    (2) Have obtained a doctorate degree (or possess an equivalent level of scientific research expertise)
    (3) Must have Japanese citizenship, or be a foreign researcher who has conducted research at a Japanese research institution for five years or longer.


  7. Nominators


  8. (1) Presidents of universities and directors of research institutes may nominate candidates for the PRIZE.
    (2) Researchers with a record of superlative achievements may also nominate candidates.


  9. Selection Method
  10. Selections are made by the JSPS PRIZE Selection Committee established within JSPS.
    In making its selections, the Committee takes into consideration the results of a preliminary review of the nominees conducted by JSPS's Research Center for Science Systems.

  11. Award
  12. Each fiscal year, approximately 25 researchers are awarded the PRIZE. Prize money is in the amount of ¥1.1 million.
    Among the awardees, up to six will be selected to also receive the Japan Academy Medal.
    The award ceremony will be held at the Japan Academy.


  13. State of FY2013 PRIZE Nominations
  14. Nominations by
    institutions
    Nominations by
    individuals
    Subtotal Candidates from
    FY 2012 (note 1)
    Total (note 2)
    231 (216) 16 (28) 245 (243) 138 (128) 383 (371)
    Note 1: Nominations are valid for two years. The previous year's nominees, excluding recipients and those now over age 45 as of 1 April, are reviewed along with the new nominees.
    Note 2: Number of nominations, excluding duplications.
    Note 3: The numbers in parentheses are last year's figures, provided for comparison.

    List of JSPS PRIZE Selection Committee Members

    NOYORI, Ryoji (Chairman)   President, RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) 
    IGA, Kenichi Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    GO, Michiko Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University 
    SAKAKI, Hiroyuki President, Toyota Technological Institute 
    SATO, Shoich Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University 
    SUZUKI, Akinori Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo 
    NAKANISHI, Shigetada Director, Osaka Bioscience Institute 
    NAGAI, Ryozo President, Jichi Medical University
    NISHIO, Shojiro Professor of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, and Director of the Cybermedia Center, Osaka University
    HANYU, Sawako President, Ochanomizu University 
    FUKUYAMA, Hidetoshi Head of Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
    MORI, Shigefumi Director and Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University 
    MORIMUNE, Kimio Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sugiyama Jogakuen

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