In addition to recognizing outstanding achievement with the Japan Prize, the Foundation also carries out the following activities:

Research Grants


The Foundation provides research grants to scientists mainly under 45 years of age. Every year, the Foundation selects four to eight scientists who undertake knowledge-integrated research that contribute to solving social issues, and gives five to ten million yen. The Foundation encourages international collaboration of scientists beyond their expertise.
(An applicant must belong to a research organization in Japan.)

“Easy-to-Understand Science and Technology” Seminars

photoThe 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 300 seminars across Japan by the end of 2019.

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 64 undergraduate/graduate students by the end of 2019.

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