The only fund distributing organization which undertakes the promotion of science in Japan. Conducts a wide range of activities to promote academic research and develop human resources, making the following the pillars of its business: the creation of diverse world-class knowledge, the construction of strong international collaboration networks, the development of human resources for the next generation, the improvement of educational research functions at universities, the construction of systems to promote science based on evidence, the promotion of cooperation with society.
Project Laboratory is a project to promote research that will contribute to interdisciplinary research and collaboration between industry, academia and government. The project's expenses are covered with external research funding which amounts to more than 20 million yen each fiscal year. The conditions of establishment are that the period of establishment will be more than 3 years and less than 5 years.
The purpose of this institutes is to contribute to regional and industrial development by promoting global collaborative research through the invitation of overseas researchers, by creating innovation in energy and health fields, by promoting engineering education which integrates research and education, and by developing global research leaders who will play active roles in industry, academia and government.