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2017 Grant Recipients

(As of April, 2017)
  • The Natural Sciences / 40 persons
  • The Humanities and Social Sciences / 10 persons
  • Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Junior Associate Professor
    Aoi, Shinya
  • Development of a new control strategy of a multilegged robot using bifurcation
  • Nagoya University
  • Graduate School of Science, Lecturer
    Ageta, Natsumi
  • The role of septin cytoskeleton in spatial pattern separation
  • Yamagata University
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Assistant Professor
    Aboshi, Takako
  • Lepidoptera adaptations to an insecticidal peptide, PA1b
  • Niigata University
  • Faculty of Science, Assistant Professor
    Iida, Midori
  • The mechanisms of sustainment of diadromous migration in aquatic organisms
  • Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Ishii, Ryota
  • Visualization of nonradiative processes in deep-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes by micro-photoacoustic spectroscopy
  • Hokkaido University
  • Faculty of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Isono, Takuya
  • Organic Acid Salts: Next Generation Catalyst System for Aliphatic Polyester Synthesis
  • Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Science, Lecturer
    Ichikawa, Masatoshi
  • Toward the integration of bleb-driven artificial amoeba cells
  • Osaka University
  • Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Assistant Professor
    Inagaki, Mikio
  • Exploration of subcortical visual processing by using combined approach of neurophysiology and machine learning
  • National Institutes of Natural Sciences
  • National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Otani, Tetsuhisa
  • Role of Tight Junctions in epithelial polarity
  • Keio University
  • School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
    Okabe, Keisuke
  • Constitutive activation of microglia caused by Lrrc33 deficiency leads to neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Tohoku University
  • Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Assistant Professor
    Onizuka, Kazumitsu
  • Development of artificial nucleic acids with the ability to chemically cleave RNA
  • Osaka University
  • Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
    Omatsu, Yoshiki
  • Exploring new essential molecules for hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell niche
  • Saga University
  • Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Oyamada, Juzo
  • Development of C-H Bond Coupling Reaction Toward Convenient Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Yamaguchi University
  • Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Assistant Professor
    Kawamoto, Takuji
  • New Synthetic Processes for the Utilization of Biomass by Control of Reactive Species
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Research Organization of Science and Technology, Associate Professor
    Kitaba, Ikuko
  • Revealing spatio-temporal structure of a warming episode at ca. 15,000 years ago
  • Kyoto Institute of Technology
  • Institute for the Promotion of University Strategy, Global Excellence, Lecturer
    Kitamura, Kyoko
  • Study on Advanced-Tightly Focused Optical Sources by Photonic-Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers
  • University of Shizuoka
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research Associate
    Kurebayashi, Yuuki
  • Study of Acquisition mechanism of minor sialic acid Neu5Gc in human cancer cells and its control
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Institute of Industrial Science, Research Associate
    Komiyama, Junpei
  • Optimal sequential inference within arbitrary stopping time
  • The University of Tokyo
  • School of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Shiga, Takuma
  • Manipulation of phonon coherence for high-performance thermoelectric material
  • Kanazawa University
  • Faculty of Medicine, Associate Professor
    Shinmyo, Yohei
  • Molecular mechanisms of neural circuit formation and cortical folding focusing on draxin functions
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Institute of Industrial Science, Associate Professor
    Sunada, Yusuke
  • Development of Environmentally Friendly Iron Catalysts that Realize the Effective Transformation of Natural Resources
  • Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Takatsuka, Hirotomo
  • Molecular mechanism of polar growth underlying active cell growth in plants
  • Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor
    Tanabe, Katsuaki
  • Development of novel high-performance semiconductor bonding technologies mediated by single-atomic-layer materials for ultrahigh-efficiency photovoltaic applications
  • Tohoku University
  • Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Nakajima, Yuichiro
  • Investigation for the mechanisms of epithelial tumorigenesis induced by abnormal mitotic spindle orientation
  • Kochi University
  • Research and Education Faculty, Associate Professor
    Namba, Takushi
  • The identification of molecular mechanism of mitochondrial homeostasis regulated by endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondria cross talk
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Nii, Yoichi
  • Research of one-way heat propagation in a magnet with chirality
  • Hokkaido University
  • Graduate School of Medicine, Professor
    Nishiura, Hiroshi
  • Developing an identification method of superspreaders of an infectious disease using theoretical and evolutionary biological techniques
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Life Science Center, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, Assistant Professor
    Nishimura, Aiko
  • Elucidating the mechanisms of stem cell aging in the inter-follicular epidermis
  • Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Nobukawa, Shogo
  • Investigation of matrix field effect on photo-isomerization of azobenzene dispersed in polymer glass
  • Nagoya University
  • Institute for Advanced Research, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
    Hachiya, Takushi
  • Elucidation of mechanism of ammonium toxicity with ammonium-tolerant lines in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Tokyo University of Science
  • Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Haniuda, Kei
  • Elucidation of mechanisms for immunological memory formation by metabolic control of B-cells
  • Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Fuchigami, Teruaki
  • Sea-urchin-shaped niobium oxide nano-particles for high performance catalyst
  • Kobe University
  • Graduate School of Science, Associate Professor
    Matsubara, Ryosuke
  • Development of experimental tool enabling the ultimate targetting of nitric oxide: Approach for understanding the mechanism of nerve diseases
  • Yamaguchi University
  • Graduate School of Science and technology for Innovation, Assistant Professor
    Yamabuki, Kazuhiro
  • Development of new high-capacity battery using sulfur-rich thermoplastic resin
  • Hokkaido University
  • Research Institute for Electronic Science, Assistant Professor
    Jusup, Marko
  • Mathematical biology for the robust management of bioresources
  • Tohoku University
  • Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Assistant Professor
    Yokota, Nobuhide
  • Investigation of electron spin relaxation mechanism in InAlGaAs quantum well
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Graduate School of Science, Assistant Professor
    Yoshitane, Hikari
  • Quantitative and qualitative controls of RNA rhythms by A-to-I RNA editing enzyme ADAR2
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, Assosiate Professor
    Yoneda, Tsuyoshi
  • Aim for solving the blowup problem on the Navier-Stokes equations with numerical simulation of nonlinear interaction of vortices
  • Chiba University
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor
    Wajima, Takaaki
  • Development of new cement using lunar rock
  • Kyushu University
  • Research and Education Center for Advanced Energy Materials, Devices, and Systems, Assistant Professor
    Watanabe, Kosuke
  • Thermoelectric property of chalcopyrite type Cu-In-S compounds

  • Nagoya University
  • Institute for Advanced Research, Assistant Professor
    Ichikawa, Akira
  • Practical research for the reconstruction and conservation of Pre-Hispanic masonry architecture in El Salvador, Central America
  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • African Studies Centre, Lecturer
    Oishi, Takanori
  • Impact of trade in forest products during the colonial period upon forests and the local community: An attempt to integrate the historical ecology of an African tropical forest with global history
  • Yokohama City University
  • Association of International Arts and Science, Associate Professor
    Kuroki, Makoto
  • Estimating and forecasting financial stability of hospitals: an empirical study using financial reports of medical corporations
  • Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Law, Associate Professor
    Kondo, Keisuke
  • Globalization of Scottish legal theory and its constitutional background: An integrative study of Neil McCormick’s legal theory and his political activities
  • Ehime University
  • Faculty of Law and Letter, Senior Assistant Professor
    Nakagawa, Mirai
  • A Study on the regional development and the formation of grass-roots Nationalism in Modern Japan, from the view of intellectual History
  • Kyushu University
  • Faculty of Design, Assistant Professor
    Nishida, Hiroko
  • Elucidation of Musicking Process by String Quartet Performers through Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Kyushu University
  • Faculty of Design, Associate Professor
    Fujita, Naoko
  • Formation of Green infrastructure analysed by GIS for the earthquake of Kumamoto area: the significance of Landscape Heritages
  • Keio University
  • Department of Economics, Professor
    Hoshino, Takahiro
  • Development of dafa fusion methods using big data and official statistics for understanding consumer behavior
  • Hitotsubashi University
  • Institute of Economic Research, Assistant Professor
    Masuda, Kazuya
  • Micro-nutrition deficiency and infant cognitive function in Africa: Micro-econometric analysis using panel data
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • School of Environment and Society, Research Associate
    Miyamoto, Akiko
  • Fundamental study on archiving a variety of scripts of Japanese cinema

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