Subsidy Activities

The Naito Foundation Subsidy for Inter-Institute Researches


  • To support travel expense, expense necessary for studying abroad, and research fund for young researchers to study at an overseas research institute such as university for a long period of time for making the basic research of natural science that contributes to the promotion of health of human being.

Qualification of applicants

  1. A researcher who has Ph.D. or is expected to get one by the departure date.
  2. Studying abroad as a student at an overseas university or graduate school is excluded as an applicant.
  3. Applicant born on April 1, 1977 or later(34 years old or younger)
  4. Applicant must have an approval of acceptance by the person in charge of an overseas research organization or an accepting laboratory.
    *(Letter of acceptance by the accepting organization (signed) must be attached.)
  5. The departure date from Japan is between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013 and the duration of stay is longer than one year.
    *If an applicant comes back from an overseas institute to Japan temporarily and departs during the above period, this person is not eligible for this subsidy.
  6. If an applicant cancels an overseas research plan or cannot depart during the above period (5), this person must decline to receive the subsidy.
  7. A person who belongs to the same class (course) with the member of selection committee of the Naito Foundation cannot apply for this subsidy.

Recommending person

  1. University related people
    • Graduate school: The head of the graduate course
    • Faculty: Dean
    • Research Organization: The director/head of the research organization
    • Other university organization (Research center, research institute, etc.): President

    If there are both a faculty of medical research and a medical school, either one can be a recommending person.

    Note: A director of research center, a director of research institute or a director of hospital cannot be a recommending person.

  2. Research organizations other than universities: A responsible representative at the basic research organization approved by the board of directors of the Foundation (*Necessary documents are mailed to these research organizations.)
  3. Board of directors, auditors and councilors of the Foundation
    (※A member of selection committee is not able to become a recommending person.)
  • The number of recommendation is one per one recommending person.

Method of application

  • If a recommending person is
    1.University or 2.Research organization other than universities:
    University/research organization's Clerical Office
    The Foundation
    3. Directors, auditors and councilors of the Foundation:
    Board of directors, auditors and councilors of the Foundation
    The Foundation
    (Only in case No. 3 is applied, remittance of an application form to the Foundation can be either by the applicant or the recommending person.)

Deadline date

  • It must arrive at the Foundation by October 3 (Monday), 2011

Screening method

  • The board of directors' meeting decides the person after being reviewed by the selection committee.

Number of subsidies

  • 15 subsidies
  • The result shall be reported to the applicants and the recommending persons in February 2012.

Amount of subsidy

  • 1 million yen

Time of remittance

  • March 2012


  • Please make sure that mandatory items (research theme, date of acceptance at overseas organization, duration of stay, signature of the person in charge of accepting organization) are written in a letter of acceptance of an accepting organization. The letter must be submitted to the Foundation accompanied by Japanese translation.
  • *All mandatory items must be filled out to be accepted by the Foundation.

Reporting duties

  1. Arrival & departure: When you arrive at the place of research and depart from there, inform the residing address and E-mail address to the Foundation without fail. If the place of research is changed during the stay, it must be inform to the Foundation promptly.
  2. The report of research result and the report of expenditure: They must be reported without fail within one month after returning home using designated forms. As for the content of research result report, acknowledgement must be obtained beforehand from your researching organization to make it public.
  3. Publishing research result: If the subject research is made public, clearly state that the research is funded by The Naito Foundation.
  4. If research abroad is cancelled or you cannot depart during the designated period, the subsidy must be declined, so please report it to us immediately.