Nomination Information

<Kazato Research Encouragement Prize>

Nomination is open to Japanese citizens and foreign scientists conducting research at Japanese research institutions.
The Kazato Research Encouragement Prize is awarded to young researchers with high potential and substantial achievements, who offer excellent proposals for research and development of electron microscopes and related instruments or research using these instruments (medical science, biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, and others).

1. Regulations of Application

Application qualifications Open to researchers up to age 37 (as of the application deadline). Past recipients of this Prize are not eligible.
Researchers who have suspended their research activities due to life events such as childbirth or childcare may be considered for the upper age limit, so please consult with the secretariat.
Number of Prizes
and research grants
Prizes will be presented to up to 4 persons (one is a materials scientist and the other is a biological scientist) with a research grant of 2,000,000 yen to individuals. To be determined based on the selection results by the Selection Committee.
Application deadline Must arrive by early December (every year).
Selection results Scheduled to notify applicants in early February (every year).
Award ceremony Scheduled to be held in early March (every year).

2. Research Grants

Total of 8,000,000 yen

3. Required Documents

Applicants are requested to send the following materials by registered mail. (Application materials will not be returned.)

  1. Kazato Research Encouragement Prize application form
  2. 9 reprints of each of the 3 most important study papers. 8 of the reprints can be copies (provide photos of the same quality as the original).

4. Study papers supported by this grant should mention the prize of the Kazato Research Foundation in the Acknowledgements.

5. In principle, this research fund shall be used for 2 years from the next fiscal year. Recipients of this award are asked to provide accounting reports on the research expenses as well as the research results by the specified period.

6. Past winners are not eligible for selection.

7. If it is found that continuing the research is impossible, or if it is found that the content of the research is significantly different from the content of the application, we may ask for interruption of the grant.

application form  List of Winners

Last Update: Jul. 11, 2022

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