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The 27th Tsukuba Prize and The 26th Tsukuba Encouragement Prize

1.Purpose

To encourage researchers who are involved in research on Science and Technology in the prefecture, and to honor the researchers who have achieved significant research as well as creative research accomplishments.

2.Award name and selection criteria

  1. Tsukuba Prize

    Selection range:One person/research group in Natural Science department.

    Eligibility:Person/group involved in any of the following research fields such as fundamental science, applied science and development science, in Engineering and Life Science (collaboration research subjects to those who contribute 1/3 or more to the research).

    Selection criteria:Researcher corresponds to any of the following with internationally recognized results and achievement;
      -Participate current research activities in the prefecture or former research activities in the past.
      -Participate in an international conference, held in the prefecture and published research results the initial time.

    Content:The award (honorable certificate), Medal and Prize (5 million yen).

  2. Tsukuba Encouragement Prize

    Selection range:Two persons/groups in Natural Science department (one per subject).

    Eligibility:Person/group with potential to contribute and promote Science and Technology, involved in any of the following research fields such as fundamental science, applied science and development science in Engineering and Life Science.

    Selection criteria:
    Research for Practical Use:Researchers with current research project in the prefecture or former research activities in the past. Besides, researchers who have contributed, such matters as research results are applied in practical uses, and promoted Science and Technology in the prefecture (collaboration research subjects to those who contribute 1/3 or more to the research).

    Young Researchers:Researchers who carrying out current research in the prefecture(age below 40), and with potential to achieve significant research results (collaboration research subjects to those who contribute 1/2 or more to the research).

    Content:The award (honorable certificate), Medal and Prize (1 million yen).

3.Selection method

Recommendation from the following;
Universities in the prefecture, national research institute/independent administrative agency and private research institutes (116 institutes).

4.Selection process

The winner will be determined by Tsukuba Prize committee through a review and preliminary examination.

Tsukuba Prize Committee
Chairman:
Leo Esaki, Director, The Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki
President, Science Academy of Tsukuba
Committee:
Sumio Iijima, Tenured Professor, Meijo University

Takemochi Ishii, Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo

Michiharu Nakamura, Advisor, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Kyosuke Nagata, President, University of Tsukuba

Takeo Miyata, Principal, Ibaraki Prefectural Junior College of Industrial Technology,
Professor Emeritus, Ibaraki University
(in no particular order, titles omitted)

5.The 27th Tsukuba Prize and the 26th Tsukuba Encouragement Prize schedule

Candidate application:
December 18, 2015 - March 11, 2016 (no later than)
Examination:
April - July 2016
Decision of the winners:
September 5, 2016
Award ceremony:
November 22, 2016, Joint ceremony of the Leo Esaki Prize and Tsukuba Prize

6.Reference

Outline and Recommendation form (available in Japanese only)
(Word version,PDF version )

Past Tsukuba Prize winners (available in Japanese only)

Past Tsukuba Encouragement Prize winners (available in Japanese only)