Oct 30, 2015

Rikkyo Ranked Top among Private Universities for its Rate of New Adoptions of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research



On September 16, 2015, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology announced the allocations of 2015 Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research. Rikkyo University’s rate of new adoptions was 45.1% (national average: 26.5%), and among those research institutes applied for more than 50 programs, it was the second to Hitotsubashi University, and the first among private universities.

The numbers of adoptions per research area (cumulative numbers of new adoptions in the past five years) were also announced, and Rikkyo University was the top in Tourism, and was ranked in top 10 in science of religion, European literature, economic history, sociology, social welfare and aeronomy.

For details of the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, please see the website of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Outline of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research are competitive funds that are intended to significantly develop all scientific research (research based on the free ideas of the researcher), from basic to applied research in all fields, ranging from the humanities and the social sciences to the natural sciences. The grants provide financial support for creative and pioneering research projects that will become the foundation of social development. The research projects are selected using a peer-review screening process (screening by multiple researchers whose field of specialization is close to that of the applicant).

Research results obtained under these Grants-in-Aid are widely published in academic journals.

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