Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Murata Science Foundation awarded a record 533 million yen in academic and cultural development grants. Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
President: Norio Nakajima

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The Murata Science Foundation (Chair: Tsuneo Murata, Chairman of the Board, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.) has determined the award winners of the 2022 research grant.
This year, 174 recipients will receive funding of 533 million yen, which represents the company’s largest annual grant endowment to date. This year, a multiple, 3-year grant category was added to encourage and support long-term research projects, and seven recipients were selected. Research grants are also awarded to foreign researchers, with a total of 19 million yen awarded this year to 46 recipients across five universities.

Established to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Murata’s founding, the Murata Science Foundation aims to contribute to the development of Japanese science and culture through grants that promote research in the areas of the natural sciences – particularly electronics, the humanities and social science. This year is the 38th year when the grant has been given.
Grants fall into the three categories of research, conference and overseas research, with the Murata Science Foundation continuing to provide ongoing and high-value grants that contribute to the wider development of science and culture. This year brings the total grant money awarded to 5.312 billion yen. The Foundation is particularly interested in promoting the work of budding young researchers.

Breakdown of Research Grants for Fiscal Year 2022

ProgramFarmNumber of Grants for 2022

Grant Amount for 2022

1,000 yen

Number of grants last year

grant amount Last year

1,000 yen

research grantNatural Science
(1 year)
Natural Science
(3 years)
7 75,000,,
Humanities and Social Sciences3569,5405074,410
conference grantNatural Science1722,4501 19,350
Humanities and Social Sciences42,50031,390
grants for foreign researchNatural Science157,40072,200
Humanities and Social Sciences54,96052,500

Chief Grant Winner

Learn more here.

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date and time:Friday, July 29, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
place:Hotel Granavia Kyoto (Kokine Ballroom)

*Keeping in view the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the program will be reduced in size and simplified, limiting the presence of officials and research grantees.
*Presence of journalists on the day of the program
Journalists will be allowed to be present between 3:30 pm and 4:10 pm on the day of the programme. Reporters can come directly to the venue; No prior notice is required.

Murata Science Foundation


10-1, Higashikotari 1-chome, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto Prefecture

Established:5 February 1985

President Suneo Murata
(Chairman of the Board, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)

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Murata in a nutshell

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of ceramic based passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading-edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities around the world.

For more information visit Murata’s website

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