Prizes given to significant scientific collaborations between research teams in the UK and Japan, judged on the basis of scientific quality, recognising past performance and taking into account future potential and the likely long-term contribution to Anglo-Japanese relations.
Awards of £10,000
The Daiwa Angle-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988, with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Limited. The Foundation's purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan. It does this through scholarship and grant-giving programmes, and a year-round series of events at its headquarters in central London.
Daiwa Adrian Prizes are awarded in recognition of significant scientific collaboration between British and Japanese research teams in the field of pure science or the application of science.
They acknowledge those research teams that have combined excellence in scientific achievement with a long-term contribution to UK-Japan relations.
The Prizes were established in 1992 and subsequently renamed to commemorate the late Lord Adrian, an eminent scientist and a founding Trustee of the Foundation, at whose initiative the Prizes were established.
Since their launch, £405,000 in Prizes has been awarded to 63 different institutions - 31 from the UK and 30 from Japan - indicating the breadth and diversity of scientific achievement by scientists in the two countries.
The Daiwa Adrian Prizes are awarded every three years.
The Foundation should be contacted for information on any exclusions that may apply to the scheme.
The prizes are available to research teams in recognised institutions from the UK and Japan. Team leaders and team members can be of any nationality but they must be affiliated to a relevant institution.
All submissions must be in the open research domain that is basic, pre-competitive and publishable. Multidisciplinary projects that include an element of education or the social sciences will also be considered.
Any significant scientific collaboration between British and Japanese research teams is eligible for consideration.
Link to guidelines: http://www.dajf.org.uk/grants-awards-prizes/daiwa-adrian-prizes
Application forms can be obtained online or can be requested from the contact points below.
The application must include:
- Three copies of the full CVs of both the team leaders;
- Three copies of an abstract associated with the collaboration from one major publication.