Aiming to support and encourage research exchange activities of young researchers from domestic or overseas in the field of industrial technology and related fields, we will subsidize travel expenses, transportation expenses of domestic or overseas researchers engaged in collaborative research projects such as joint use of research equipment or so based on a contract or a certain system(note), conducted by multiple research institutions like universities, private or public research institutes in our country. (This refers to exchange research activities among research institutions, including collaborative researches between private research institutions and universities, or between public research institutions and universities, or between universities. )
(*) The term, "a certain system" refers to "Graduate School Linking System" of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, or "National Joint Use Facilities" of national universities (or similar facilities).
It is based on the premise that FY2019 budget is approved.
Domestic or overseas researchers or graduate students participating in "Graduate School Linking System" or "Cooperative Exchange Researches" conducted by multiple research institutions based on contracts in the target technical fields, who satisfy the following conditions.
 As of March 31, 2020, aged 35 or below
(However, if there is a special reason, even aged 40 or below is acceptable)
 Those, who have excellent research capabilities and effectively utilize the "Graduate School Linking System" or similar cooperative exchange research systems.
 Those, who are expected to achieve outstanding research results in collaborative exchange researches by this grant.
1) In the "Graduate School Linking System", visiting faculty members, visiting professors or equivalent persons, who are responsible for accepting the graduate students and collaborative exchange researchers promoting collaborative exchange researches.
2) In the public research institutes etc., the head of the laboratory, research directors or equivalent persons.
 Number of recommendations
One recommender can make up to 2 recommendations.
 Recommendation Method
Submit "Industry-Academic-Government Exchange Grant" candidate recommendation form to the secretariat division of the foundation.
In principle, two months before start of the term.
Selection is made by the selection committee, and the chairperson of the foundation will approve it.
After the grand period is over, the recipient is requested to promptly submit the prescribed outcome report to the foundation.
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