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  • 2017.04.22

Inamori Grants to the young researchers


The Inamori Foundation held the 2017 Inamori Grants Presentation Ceremony at the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City) on April 22, 2017. Among 603 applications from Universities and Research Organizations throughout Japan, 40 from the natural sciences and 10 from the humanities and social sciences were selected after careful consideration by the selection committee. Each recipient was handed a grant from Vice President Shinobu Inamori-Kanazawa. At the opening, President Kazuo Inamori addressed “Through making mighty efforts by not only developing specialty, but polishing minds and spirituality, you would be grown up to be an excellent researcher.” He shook hands with each recipient respectively.


After the presentation ceremony, the Seiwa Scholars Society Assembly composing of the Grants OB & OG was held; Fumio Ohtake, professor of Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University gave a lecture titled “Economics in Altruism and Reciprocity.” At the social gathering, Grant recipients and Selection Committee members interacted beyond their academic fields and the party finished a great success.


Voice of recipients:
Akiko Miyamoto
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Environment and Society, Research Associate)
Not only receipt of a grant but the President Inamori’s words “Please do your best” with shaking hands were great honor. I am tackling the archive study of movie script at this moment. I would like to contribute to the cultural education through collaboration with other researchers and the research organization.

Marko Jusup
(Hokkaido University, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Assistant Professor)
I came from Croatia to Hokkaido Univ. for promoting my research at 8 years ago. I am receiving another grant for foreign researchers in Japan but it is my first time to participate in such big presentation ceremony with very Japanese atmosphere. I will continue my research in Japan for the future.

Kyoko Kitamura
(Kyoto Institute of Technology, Institute for the Promotion of University Strategy, Global Excellence, Lecturer)
Two years have passed since I moved into Kyoto Institute of Technology. It is a great privilege for me to receive such grant at the timing of starting up the laboratory. A number of students and required costs will be increased; I would like to use this grant effectively and develop my research furthermore.

Takaaki Wajima
(Chiba University, Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor)
My research is to develop cement through producing rocks in Japan by simulating moon rocks. I would like to get this technology to an indispensible one for the development of astronomy. I will do my best until people admit the technology has been surely improved, thanks to the Inamori Grants.

Hiroko Nishida
(Kyushu University, Faculty of Design, Assistant Professor)
It is very rare to receive a grant in the field of music at the humanities and social sciences. I feel the Inamori Foundation is very generous. While talking with other researchers studying different fields, I felt I could spread my idea.
I would like to promote research to contribute music culture.

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