Subsidy Activities

The Naito Foundation Continuation Subsidy for Outstanding Projects

Purpose

  • To support a young researcher who received the Naito Foundation Natural Science Scholarship in the past and has been doing research in the same or derived project which belongs to the basic research of natural science that contributes to the promotion of health of human being and is also promising by subsidizing a part of research expense for up to 3 years.

Qualification of applicants

  1. A young scientist who puts unique and pioneering efforts into basic research of natural science that contributes to the promotion of health of human being.
  2. A young scientist who is the past recipients of the Naito Foundation Natural Science Scholarship. However the recipients of the Naito Foundation Natural Science Scholarship in 2010 are excluded.
  3. Applicant born on April 1, 1971 or later. (40-year-old or younger)
  4. Research subject is the same as or derived from that of the Naito Foundation Natural Science Scholarship you received before.
  5. Even a person who belongs to the same class (course) with the member of selection committee of the Naito Foundation can apply for this subsidy.
  6. A research made overseas is not eligible for this subsidy.
  7. A person can not apply for this subsidy in the same fiscal year with the Naito Foundation Natural Science Scholarship and/or the Naito Foundation Subsidy for Female Researchers after Maternity Leave.

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.)
  4. Recommending person is not necessarily the same as one of the last application for the Naito Foundation Natural Science Scholarship.
  • The number of recommendation is not necessarily one per one recommending person.

Method of application

  • If a recommending person is
    1.University or 2.Research organization other than universities:
    Applicants
    University/research organization's Clerical Office
    The Foundation
    3. Directors, auditors and councilors of the Foundation:
    Applicants
    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 June 1 (Wednesday), 2011

Screening method

  • Hearing candidates are selected by being reviewed by the selection committee and let them (only candidates) know it in writing.
  • The screening meeting is held on August 26 (Friday), 2011.
  • The board of directors’ meeting decides the person after being reviewed by the 2nd selection committee.
  • Applicants are evaluated based on the following points.
    1. Progress and results of the research subject
    2. Prospects of the research subject within the next 3~4 years.
    3. Originality of the research subject.
    4. Acquisition results from other competitive research funds.

Number of subsidies

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

Amount of subsidy

  • A total of 10 million yen or less for 3 years.

Time of remittance

  • 1st year: March 2012
  • 2nd year: March 2013
  • 3rd year: March 2014

Reporting duties

  1. The report of research result and the report of expenditure: They must be reported without fail by the end of September 2013 (first year), the end of September 2014 (second year), the end of September 2015 (third year) using designated forms.
  2. Publishing the research result: If the subject research is made public, clearly state that the research is funded by The Naito Foundation.
    A duplicate copy must be attached.