The Inamori Foundation announced the 2021 Inamori Grants 50 recipients on March 12. Out of 441 applicants (natural sciences:361; humanities and social sciences: 80), 40 from the field of natural sciences and 10 from the field of humanities and social sciences were chosen through the rigorous selection. Each single recipient is awarded one million yen. There is no scrutiny of how the recipients use the grant as far as it is used for the research purpose.
The Inamori Research Grants Program was inaugurated in 1985 with the aim of supporting young scholars to carry out their research activities freely and without restrictions in pursuing diversity and originality. Recipients are chosen from a wide range of research areas, across the fields of the natural, human, and social sciences. The total number of recipients and amounts turned 1,731 and 1.72 billion yen including the 50 recipients for 2021. The 2022 Inamori Grants application will be started on July 1, 2021.
*The presentation ceremony has been cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus.