Nara Institute of Science and Technology Division for Research Strategy


Grant Proposals

The Division for Research Strategy provides support for application form preparation, mock interviews, mock hearings, etc. for various external funds.

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).
URAs provide on-campus explanatory sessions and support application form preparation.

JST Strategic Basic Research Programs

The purpose of Strategic Basic Research Programs is to promote challenges to basic research to overcome the problems facing our country and to produce creative and innovative technology seeds (new technology seeds) based on new scientific knowledge that will lead to scientific and technological innovations to transform society and the economy.
URAs support application form preparation and conduct mock interviews.

Fusion Oriented Research for disruptive Science and Technology (FOREST)

In order to promote FOREST program aiming to create seeds that lead to disruptive innovation through diversity and fusion without setting specific projects or short-term goals, this program provides long-term support for unrestricted, challenging and fusion-oriented diverse research not bound by the existing frameworks.
URAs support application form preparation and conduct mock interviews.

Issue setting / project type projects (Cabinet Office, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, NEDO, etc.)

In order to achieve the goals set by the national government, ministries and agencies and related organizations are planning national projects. Universities are also expected to solve the problems by developing research results based on their own knowledge. We will promote and support various projects which are expected to develop and expand NAIST's research, such as improving and expanding the research environment, technical demonstration, and social implementation of research results, and promotion of regional industry-government-academia collaborative development.
URA performs support such as explanatory session, intelligence, application proposal making and evaluation meetings, and other follow-ups.