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FY2017 STAR grant recipients selected

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June 8, 2018

Associate Professors Takuji Yamada and Toshiyuki Yokoi* have been named as the recipients of the Support for Tokyo Tech Advanced Researchers (STAR) grant for FY2017, the fifth award of its kind.

The STAR grant is awarded each year to promising young researchers who grapple with research topics that have the potential to become national projects in the future. Other recipients may include those who have achieved distinguished results in the fundamental sciences. Through the STAR grant, Tokyo Tech seeks to support upcoming 'shining stars' in the next generation of researchers.

Front from left: Yamada and Yokoi. Back from left: then-Executive Vice President for Research Makoto Ando, then-President Yoshinao Mishima

Front from left: Yamada and Yokoi
Back from left: then-Executive Vice President for Research Makoto Ando, then-President Yoshinao Mishima

About the STAR grant

Purpose

Funded by the Tokyo Tech Fund, this program aims to provide large-scale support to bright young researchers who create new value based on various unique research achievements in the fundamental sciences. This objective is in line with the Institute's mid-term goals and contributes to enhancing research capacity.

Selection process

Based on their career and research achievements, recipients are selected by the president and the head of the Office of Research and Innovation. Individuals cannot apply for this grant.

Selection criteria

  • Young researchers engaged in a project which contributes to strategic policies on the national level
  • Young researchers who demonstrated outstanding achievement in basic research

Eligibility

Early-career researchers with a title of associate professor or below (in principle under the age of 40)

This year, two STAR grant recipients were selected by the president and the head of the Office of Research and Innovation.

Name
Title
Department
School
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor (at time of award, now Associate Professor)

Friendly discussion with then-executives
Friendly discussion with then-executives

Yamada (left) and Yokoi
Yamada (left) and Yokoi

*
Yokoi was an assistant professor when receiving the award.

Tokyo Tech Fund

This project is supported by Tokyo Tech Fund

Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund

Contact

Research Planning Group 1, Research Planning Division, Research Promotion Department

Email kenkik.kik1@jim.titech.ac.jp

Tel +81-3-5734-7688

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