About Toray Science Foundation
The Toray Science Foundation was established on June 23, 1960, through a 1 billion yen endowment by Toray Industries, Inc. Subsequent donations have increased its basic fund to 1.8 billion yen. The foundation is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the Science and Technology Agency under the Civil Law.
The foundation's objective is to contribute to the advancement of science and technology by supporting basic researches in science.
1. Toray Science and Technology Grant:
to subsidize basic research projects in science and technology
The Foundation provides financial assistance to creative young scientists for their basic research projects in the fields of science and technology carried out in Japan.
2. Toray Science and Technology Prize:
to recognize outstanding scientific achievements
The Toray Science and Technology Prize is awarded to scientists for their distinguished achievements in science and technology. Prizewinners are presented with a gold medal and a supplemental award of 5 million yen. The Foundation invites leading scientific societies and selected scientists to recommend candidates for the Prize every year. Two scientists from among recommended are selected for prizewinners of the year by the screening committee consisting of eminent scientists. Final acknowledgement is given by the board of directors.
3. Toray Science Education Prize:
to recognize creative and innovative contributions to effective science education in junior and senior high schools
The Toray Science Education Prize is an award to commend junior and senior high school teachers who have given creative and innovative lessons in science with good results. Prizewinners are presented with a silver medal and a supplemental award of 700,000 yen.
Subscription is open to any teachers and some ten prizewinners are selected by the examination committee and acknowledged by the board every year.
The Foundation publishes a booklet collecting the description of the prizewinner's works and circulates about 16,000 copies of it to junior and senior high schools every year, and produces a videotape recording a selected prizewinner's work and lends it to teachers.
4. Toray Science Foundation International Research Grant:
to subsidize basic research projects in natural science at overseas universities.
The foundation calls and selects candidates locally. The Foundation subsidizes basic research projects in the fields of natural science carried out by young scientists in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Total amount of the grant is 15 million yen annually.
Accumulation of Activities
from 1960 to 2015
|1. Toray Science and Technology Grant||616 projects||6,365 million yen|
|2. Toray Science and Technology Prize||117 winners||428 million yen|
|3. Toray Science Education Prize||654 winners||202 million yen|
|4. Toray Science Foundation International Research Grant||631 projects||398 million yen|
|5. Science Lecture Meeting||63 meetings|
|Chief Senior Advisor, Chief Senior Counselor, Toray Industries,Inc.|
|Executive Director, Toray Science Foundation|
|Hiroo Imura||Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University|
|Hiroyuki Abe||Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University|
|Ryoji Noyori||Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency|
|Shoji Nagamiya||Science Advisor, RIKEN|
|Shoei Utsuda||Counselor, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.|
|Kenji Fujiyoshi||Senior Advisor, Mitsui Chemicals,Inc.|
|Makoto Asashima||Professor Emeritus,the University of Tokyo|
|Akihiro Nikkaku||President, Toray Industries, Inc.|
|Akishige Okada||Advisor, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation|
|Motoyuki Yagita||Corporate Auditor (Full-time), Toray Industries, Inc.|
|Koichi Shimoda||Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo|
|Jiro Ohta||Professor Emeritus, Ochanomizu University|
|Michio Ui||Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo and Hokkaido University|
|Akito Arima||Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo|
|Yasuharu Suematsu||Honorary Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|Ayao Tsuge||Chairman, Japan International Science and Technology Exchange Center|
|Tateo Arimoto||Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies|
|Kohei Tamao||Director, Global Research Cluster, RIKEN|
|Hiroaki Kobayashi||Advisor, Toray Industries, Inc.|
|Junichi Fujikawa||Executive Advisor, Toray Industries, Inc.|
|Hiroyuki Sakaki||President, Toyota Technological Institute|
|Takao Shimizu||Executive Director, National Center for Global Health and Medicine|
|Yasuhiro Iye||Executive Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science|
|Ryoichiro Kageyama||Professor, Kyoto University|
|Makoto Oka||Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|Akihiko Nakano||Professor, the University of Tokyo|
|Eiichiro Matsubara||Professor, Kyoto University|
|Keiji Maruoka||Professor，Kyoto University|
|Toru Nakano||Professor，Osaka University|
|Hiroshi Nishihara||Professor, the University of Tokyo|
|Toshi-Aki Shibata||Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|Yoshitaka Oka||Professor, the University of Tokyo
|Shigeru Murata||Professor, the University of Tokyo|
|Hiroyuki Sasada||Professor, Keio University|
|Kei Kurita||Professor，the University of Tokyo|
Toray Science Foundation
Nihonbashi Muromachi Bldg., 3-16, Nihonbashi-Hongokucho 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0021, Japan
TEL:+81-3-6262-1655 or 1656 FAX: +81-3-6262-1901