||Hiroyasu NOMURA, Masafumi MAEDA, and Yoshitaka MITSUDA,
Masamitsu NEGISHI, Morio SHIBAYAMA, Masaki NISHIZAWA, Yuan SUN, and Kunihiro SHIGI
||The system of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan is one of the oldest ones, which is the funding system for researchers belonging to universities and institutes in Japan. The fund was allotted to each researcher by peer review under the application for their own research project.
The total number of adoption subjects of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from 1998 to 2002 has summed up for each university and institute on the individual research fields. The purpose of this report is to be the ranking of adoption subjects as an index of the research activities of each university and institute.
This is the fifth report for the encouragement fund for JSPS fellows. As for other research fields, the first report on law, economics, and literature, the second report on science, engineering and agriculture, the third on medical science, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing and the fourth on interdisciplinary are already published. The next and final report on the large-scaled project funds will be published.
In order to educate young active researchers, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) have a special fellowship system. The Grants-in-Aid are allotted to the adopted JSPS fellows automatically to encourage their research activity. Therefore, the number of adoption subjects corresponds to the number of young researchers candidate at each university and also a degree of the role of each university educating young researchers.
The national and big private universities are still play an important role, but some characteristic universities take also large part of the field.