Industry-Academic-Government Exchange Grant

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).

Grant Details

Total Amount of Grants
1 million yen (200 thousand yen per a case at most)
Number of Grants
Approximately 5 cases
Time Period subject to Subsidy
In principle, one year from April 1, 2018

The 22nd (FY2018) selection target technical fields

  1. "Integrated Electronics" and "Information System Application"
  2. Optoelectronics
  3. "Advanced Devices" and "Materials and Systems"
  4. "Energy" and "Environmental Electronics"
  5. "Biotechnology" and "Medical Electronics"

Application Requirement

Application Method
Any individuals, who meet the following conditions, can apply for the grant. However, recommendation of department head, etc. is required.
Qualification Requirements
· One who belongs to a university or a public research institution
· One who is a domestic or overseas graduate student or young researcher
· One who is able to obtain recommendation from the head of department etc at the time of entry
Application Documents
Recommendation documents by the head of department etc
Application Reception Period
April 1, 2018 (Sun.) - March 31, 2019 (Wed.)

Candidate Recommendation Guide

Grant Candidate Qualification

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.

[1] As of March 31, 2019, aged 35 or below
(However, if there is a special reason, even aged 40 or below is acceptable)

[2] Those, who have excellent research capabilities and effectively utilize the "Graduate School Linking System" or similar cooperative exchange research systems.

[3] Those, who are expected to achieve outstanding research results in collaborative exchange researches by this grant.

Recommendation Procedure

[1] Recommender

 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.

[2] Number of recommendations
One recommender can make up to 2 recommendations.

[3] Recommendation Method
Submit "Industry-Academic-Government Exchange Grant" candidate recommendation form to the secretariat division of the foundation.

Download recommendation forms

Recommendation Reception Period

In principle, two months before start of the term.

Selection Method

Selection is made by the selection committee, and the chairperson of the foundation will approve it.

Selection Committee Chairperson
Hiroyuki Sakaki
(President, Toyota Institute of Technology)
Deputy Selection Committee Chairperson
Yoshiji Horikoshi
(Emeritus Professor, Waseda University)

Result Notification and Grant Offering

[1] Result Notification
Result Notification will be sent to the recommender by about one month before the departure date.
[2] Grant Offering
The grant will be paid roughly a month before the departure date.

Achievement Report

After the grand period is over, the recipient is requested to promptly submit the prescribed outcome report to the foundation.

For Industry-Academic-Government Exchange Grant recipients in the past, Click here.

Address to send documents & Contact

Takashi Onozawa
Executive Director
Marubun Research Promotion Foundation
Address: 8-1, Nihonbashi Odenmacho, Chuo-ku, TOKYO 103-0011, JAPAN
TEL: +81-3-3661-1881    
FAX: +81-3-3808-2959
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