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Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research

This section details information on grants-in-aid for scientific research provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as well as the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.


Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Available for anything from basic to applied research, Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research are ‘competitive research funds’ that aim to achieve dramatic developments in ‘academic research’ (research based on the free-thinking of researchers) within all fields - from humanities to social science to the natural sciences. Based on selection through a peer review system, these grants fund creative and pioneering research.

Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Explanatory Meeting for the 2013 Fiscal Year (held on September 26th, 2013)


Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research program has defined its purpose as follows: “Promote the scientific research of issues related to health, labor and welfare in order to achieve scientific developments and improve technological standards in administrative areas such as national health care, social welfare, hygiene and occupational safety and health.” It also aims to form a competitive environment for original and pioneering research that promotes scientific research into the health, labor and welfare issues most demanded by society.

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Scientific Research (Commissioned Project)

Though it was in the past, this ‘open recruitment’ is no longer treated as a grant program. It is now treated as a ‘Commissioned Project’ based on the ‘Japan Revitalization Strategy,’ which was approved by the Cabinet on June 14th, 2013.
In addition, the application process has changed drastically compared to past Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research programs. Please read the application guidelines carefully when preparing research proposals.

Period of Open Recruitment for the
2014 fiscal year
January 31st through February 28th, 2014
Detailed Open Recruitment Information2014 Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Application Guidelines

February 10th: Open Recruitment Explanatory Meeting Documents


Inquiries for competitive funds

Research Promotion Section, Clerical Department of the Promotion of Industry-Academia Collaboration Organization
Tel.: 03-5803-5871/5872

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