||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 sixth and final report for the large-scaled and big project research which are in the special, creative and priority researches. 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, the forth on interdisciplinary, the fifth on Grant-in-aid for JSPS fellows were published previously.
This report involves the big projects of Scientific Research on Priority Areas and for University and Society Collaboration, and the huge grants for Specially Promoted, Special Purpose, Creative Basic Research, COE Research and Creative Scientific Research. Since the project leaders of these big research projects mostly belong to the large national universities, many special research grants are allotted to the researchers in large national universities. Besides, big private universities are still strong, but some characteristic universities appear at higher ranking.