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Twenty-Five Young Researchers Awarded the 13th JSPS PRIZE
On the recommendation of the JSPS PRIZE Selection Committee (chair, Dr. Ryoji Noyori) held on 31 October 2016, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (president, Prof.Yuichiro Anzai) has chosen 25 young researchers, who are expected to become future trailblazers of scientific research in Japan, as the recipients of the FY2016 JSPS PRIZE.
The JSPS PRIZE is meant to recognize at an early stage in their careers young researchers with fresh ideas who have the potential to become world leaders in their fields, while helping to enhance their opportunities to advance their research and make breakthroughs.
PRIZE recipients are chosen by a selection committee, chaired by world-leading researchers.
Twenty-five researchers were selected for this year's PRIZE. Their fields of research run the spectrum from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences.
A ceremony in which both the JSPS PRIZE and the Japan Academy Medal will be awarded is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at the Japan Academy (7-32 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo).