TEPCO Memorial Foundation

TEPCO Memorial Foundation provides funding such as research grants, support for international technological interaction and scholarship benefits with the aim of promoting creative basic research in the electrical and energy fields, international contribution to these research areas and cultivating young researchers. Eligibility for research grants or support for technological interaction is stipulated as basic research in diverse fields that has the aim of improving technology pertaining to industry and lifestyle in electricity-related fields on a wide scale. Further, eligibility for scholarship is stipulated as a student who has a volition to utilize their specialist subject studied at graduate school for the benefit of society in the future. These are all decided through wide recruitment and strict and fair judgement by the review committee.

The outline of recruitment from April, 2016 to March, 2017 is as follows. For details, please download the Recruitment Guidelines(they are all in Japanese).

Research Grant (Basic Research)

Purpose of Grant To provide excellent young academic researchers with opportunities to quickly produce results in basic research and opportunities for success in the world.
Eligible Fields Basic research which has the purpose of improving technology pertaining to industry and lifestyle in electricity-related fields on a wide scale.
Application Qualifications Those who fulfill all of the following conditions
  1. A researcher affiliated with Japanese (domestic) university, graduate school or equivalent research institution. (students are not eligible)
  2. Generally, to around 40 years old
No. to be accepted Approximately 7
Period of Grant 2 – 3 years
Amount of Grant \5,000,000~\10,000,000 / grant(The final amount of furtherance will be decided by our executive office. The annual sum upper limit is 70% of the total amount.)
Application Period 1st April, 2016 – 30th September, 2016 24:00
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Application method Please acquire ID from the Japanese top page and log in to.(It is all in Japanese)

Research Grant (General Research)

Purpose of Grant To find important or interesting challenges pertaining to technology in the electrical / energy industries and to inspire interest in technology in this area widely among persons related to the field.
Eligible Fields
  1. Groundbreaking and viable research such as “new ideas” and “ideas pertaining to solutions to the energy problem” in the electrical / energy fields.
  2. Social / humanities research that does not come under the framework of engineering.
  3. Research that is academic but that is difficult to place in the eligibility framework of the research grant (basic research).
Application Qualifications There are no affiliation or age restrictions as long as the applicant is resident in Japan.
No. to be accepted Approximately 14
Period of Grant 1 – 2 years
Amount of Grant \1,000,000/ grant(The final amount of furtherance will be decided by our executive office.)
Application Period 1st April, 2016 – 30th June, 2016 24:00
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Application method Please acquire ID from the Japanese top page and log in to.(It is all in Japanese)

Support for International Technological Interaction

Purpose of Grant Support for international technological interaction including research results presentations at international conferences and meetings for joint research etc. with the aim of improving technology pertaining to industry and lifestyle in electricity-related fields on a wide scale.
Eligible Fields There is no restriction in fields if there is a clear intention to follow the above purpose.
Application Qualifications A researcher or a graduate school student affiliated with Japanese (domestic) university or graduate school or equivalent research institution.
No. to be accepted Approximately 10 each period
Amount of Grant Amount as assessed by the foundation based on application details (partial travel expense / conference registration fee / accommodation expense)
Application Period (1) 1st April, 2016 – 31st May, 2016 24:00 (Travel between August, 2016 and April, 2017)
Application Period (2) 1st June, 2016 – 31st January, 2017 24:00 (Travel between April, 2017 and October, 2017)
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Application method Please acquire ID from the Japanese top page and log in to.(It is all in Japanese)

Scholarship

Purpose of Benefit To contribute to the cultivation of excellent personnel who will be responsible for future academics and industry in the electrical / energy fields.
Eligible Fields There are no affiliated research subject restrictions. (However, the applicant shall be a student who has a volition to utilize their specialist subject for the benefit of society in the future.)
Application Qualifications Those who fulfill both of the following conditions, No.1 and 2. In addition, those who fulfill one of No.3 or 4.

  1. Those who have excellent academic results and character, who are both physically and mentally healthy and who will be recommended by their university.
  2. Those who will be less than 28 years of age in the year of requirement.

  1. Those who are enrolled in a Japanese (domestic) graduate school master’s course and who wish to progress on to a doctoral course in 2017.
  2. Those who are in the 1st or 2nd year of the latter stage of a doctoral course at a Japanese (domestic) graduate school and who plan advance in 2017.
No. to be accepted Approximately 3 people
Period of Grant Shortest regular course term
Amount of Benefit \50,000/ month
Configuration of Benefit Allowance (no obligation to pay back)
Application Period 1st April, 2016 – 30th June, 2016 24:00
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Application method Please acquire ID from the Japanese top page and log in to.(It is all in Japanese)