The Inamori Foundation opened the applications for the 2022 Inamori Research Grants on July 1, 2021.
The Inamori Research Grants Program was inaugurated in 1985 with the aim of providing young researchers with funding that has as few restrictions as possible, so that they can freely carry out their original and diverse research activities. A total of 50 researchers, 40 from the field of natural sciences and 10 from the field of humanities and social sciences, are selected per year and each receives one million yen grant.
In order to encourage researchers to pursue their own themes in their own way, no restrictions have been placed on the use of the grant money. You are welcome to use the grants for whatever you think is truly necessary for your research.