In addition to recognizing outstanding achievement with the Japan Prize, the Foundation also carries out the following activities:
The Foundation provides research grants to scientists under 35 years of age. Every year, the Foundation selects scientists who proceed research in the same fields as the corresponding Japan Prize and gives one million Japanese yen for a scientist.
For 2011, 20 young scientists received the grants.
(An applicant needs to belong to a university or a public research institution in Japan.)
“Easy-to-Understand Science and Technology” Seminars
The Foundation holds a series of public and student seminars on advanced technologies commonly used in everyday life by inviting experts, who will explain state-of-the-art technologies in plain terms. The program began in March 1989 and has since executed more than 200 seminars across Japan.
Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS)
Each year, The Japan Prize Foundation provides an opportunity for young scholars to exchange opinions with their peers on an international level by sending two Japanese students to the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar hosted by the Swedish Federation of Young Scientists with the support of the Nobel Foundation. Young students from Japan and elsewhere in the world attend various events during Nobel Week in Stockholm. Since the program started in 1987, The Japan Prize Foundation has provided this valuable opportunity to 46 undergraduate/graduate students.