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World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative

What's New Archives

FY2017

April 9,2018
New version of WPI brochure posted.
January 12,2018
The latest version of WPI brochure is posted.
October 30,2017
FY2017 Selection result is posted.
August 28,2017
10 Year Commemoration of the WPI Program posted.
August 9,2017
FY2017 Panel Review (Hearing) Guidelines is now available.
August 1,2017
New version of WPI brochure posted.
May 22,2017
FY2017 Call for Proposals for new centers posted.
April 21,2017
FY 2015 Progress reports posted.
April 21/2017
The FY 2016 Follow-up report posted.

FY2016

November 8,2016
"Future plan for WPI Program" was announced from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
June 15,2016
New version of WPI brochure posted.

FY2015

February 8,2016
FY 2014 Progress reports posted.
February 4,2016
The FY 2015 Follow-up report posted.
November 18,2015
Activities of WPI have been introduced in Nature Vol.527 No.7577.
October 7,2015
2015 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Dr. Takaaki Kajita (PI of Kavli IPMU).

FY2014

March 31,2015
FY 2013 Progress Reports posted.
February 13,2015
The FY 2014 Follow-up report posted.
July 11,2014
New version of WPI brochure posted.

FY2013

February 19,2014
FY 2012 Progress Report posted.
January 22,2014
The FY2013 Follow-up report posted.
December 4,2013
Science Talk Live 2013 by WPI on December 14 2013
November 21,2013
FY2013 Grant allocations posted.
September 12,2013
Initial plan of each center selected in FY2012 posted.
April 8,2013
New version of WPI brochure posted.

FY2012

December 18,2012
The FY2012 Follow-up report posted.
November 14,2012
Post-Interim Evaluation Revised Project posted.
November 9,2012
FY2012 Grant allocations posted.
October 30,2012
FY2012 Selection results posted.
October 9,2012
On the announcement of this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for Dr.Shinya Yamanaka, PI at iCeMS. (cf. MEXT press release)
June 22,2012
FY2012 Review Guidelines (English) is now available.
May 24,2012
FY2012 Application Guidelines and English forms are now available.
April 27,2012
FY2012 Application Guidelines(tentative) and Pre-application Registration Form(English) are now available.

FY2011

March 14,2012
FY2012 Call for Proposals for new centers posted.
January 31,2012
Results of the second questionnaire survey posted.
December 14,2011
Results of Interim Evaluation and FY2010 Follow-up posted.
June 3,2011
Report by Program Director “WPI centers on March 11, 2011 and aftermath" posted.

FY2010

December 21,2010
Outline of selected projects updated.
August 25,2010
FY2010 Grant allocations posted.
August 18,2010
FY2009 Follow-up results posted.
July 27,2010
FY2010 Selection results posted.

FY2009

February 19,2010
FY2010 Application Guidelines and Review Guidelines (English) are now available.
February 18,2010
Results of questionnaire survey posted.
February 3,2010
Call for Proposals for a new center posted.
February 3,2010
Follow-up page updated.
September 25,2009
NEWS EVENTS page updated.
May 14,2009
FY2009 Grant allocations posted.
May 14,2009
FY2008 Follow-up results posted.

FY2008

August 20,2008
NEWS EVENTS page added.
August 1,2008
Follow-up page updated.
June 24,2008
FY2008 Grant allocations posted.
June 24,2008
FY2007 Follow-up results posted.
February 18,2008
Outline of selected projects updated.
February 12,2008
List of PD and POs for the WPI Program posted.

FY2007

July 11,2014
New version of WPI brochure posted.
December 25,2007
Outline of selected projects updated.
December 19,2007
Outline of selected projects posted.
September 12,2007
Selection results posted.
June 1,2007
WPI Program page posted.