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Outline of the "Science and Technology that Achieve a Good Future" Research Grant Program
This Program provides grants for research on science and technology to envision a future society that allows the coexistence of a wide range of values and to help achieve a good future. You are invited to propose a new social value, or a social issue to be solved for the future from your own perspective, as well as an idea for research on science and technology to help realize such a new value or solve such an issue. We welcome any research project that addresses the challenge of value creation and problem-solving head on, from a unique, little-known perspective or out-of-the box thinking.
- Eligible research may be classified into two areas: 1) Innovative scientific and technological research to design a future society capable of generating new values, and 2) Research to address inconvenient issues or still-unknown issues es posed by traditional science and technology, which is a key contributor to the current prosperity of human society. When applying for a grant, you do not need to identify the area to which your research belongs, as it may span both areas, or fall somewhere in between.
- For example, your project may address a complex challenge involving a variety of issues, such as the environment, energy, resources, information, life, security, health and food.
- Needless to say, scaled-up efforts on both the national and international levels will be required to resolve increasingly complicated issues. More importantly, however, we would like to keep highlighting unique initiatives by scientists driven by their own desire to search for truth. We encourage you to be an iconoclast in tackling the crux of the problem.
- The actual research activities implemented under this Research Grant Program may represent only part of the solution to big social issues. In conducting your activity, we expect you to consider how your research will affect the overall issue to be addressed, and how it will act on the social system in question.
|Amount of grants||30 million yen per application (subject to change)|
|Grant period||Three years, in principle|
|Grant targets||Researchers employed by Japanese universities, graduate schools, technical colleges, public research institutes, etc.|
|Screening method||First screening (of documents) and second screening (interviews) by members of the Canon Foundation Screening Committee|