NII Technical Report (NII-2005-007J)

Title Evaluation of Japanese Universities' Research Activity Based on the Number of Awards of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
- 2003 Fiscal Year - IV.Interdisciplinary and New Area & Large-scaled Project Funds
Authors Hiroyasu NOMURA, Masafumi MAEDA, Yoshitaka MITSUDA, and Itaru MAEBASHI,
Masamitsu NEGISHI, Morio SHIBAYAMA, Masaki NISHIZAWA, Yuan SUN, and Shigeki SUGITA
Abstract      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 projects.
     According to development of the science and technology, the research field codes of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research have been revised every five years. By the middle of 2002 fiscal year, the large modification was discussed and pursued on the research field codes. A new revised table on research field codes was used from the application for 2003 fiscal year research projects.
     This is the fourth report for 2003 fiscal year's version, that is, the research field of interdisciplinary and new area & large-scaled project funds. As for other research fields, the first report on humanity and social sciences, the second report on sciences and engineering, and the third report on biosciences were already published, while other consecutive reports will be continuously published.
     The total number of adopted subjects of research projects at 2003 has been summed up for each universities and institutes on individual new research field of the interdisciplinary and new area, and compared to those of 1998-2002 which were reported previously. The large-scale national and big private universities were still strong in a higher rank in every field.
     On the whole, large-scaled project funds involve the big project of Scientific Research on Priority Area, and the huge grants for Specially Promoted Area and for Creative Scientific Research. The modification of research field codes has no influence on these funds. Therefore, the tendency of university ranking on the total number of adopted subjects of these funds was identical to the report on these funds from 1998 to 2002, which was already published in 2004.
Language Japanese
Published Mar 24, 2005
Pages 57p
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