The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has summarized the distribution status of the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research in 2015.According to the report, the University of Tokyo had the largest number of accepted research institutes and the amount of allocation, followed by Kyoto University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, and Kyushu University.Looking at the newly adopted research by field, biological systems account for more than 4%, which is the largest number.

When the research institutes to which newly received researchers belong are classified by type, the largest number was 1 (4,623%) at national universities, followed by 554 (6,825%) at private universities. The number of private universities has been increasing since 259.Looking at the market share for the past five years, including new adoptions and continuations, private universities have increased from 2014% to 5%.

Looking at the top 1,000 grants (rounded down to the nearest 5 million yen) including the number of grants by research institution and indirect expenses, Tohoku University has 3,763, 216 billion yen, Kyoto University has 2,955, 139 billion yen, and Osaka University. 2,646 cases, 110 billion yen, Tohoku University 2,478 cases, 97 billion yen, Kyushu University 1,983 cases, 69 billion yen, Nagoya University 1,765 cases, 75 billion yen.The top private universities are Keio University with 999 cases and 32 billion yen, followed by Waseda University with 946 cases and 25 billion yen.Among public research institutes, 779 cases of RIKEN and 39 billion yen were the most, followed by 552 cases of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 18 billion yen.
In terms of the number of newly adopted studies, the most common field was biological systems at 43.4%.This is followed by science and engineering (21.7%), humanities (18.6%), and general (16.1%).The allocation amount is 40.0% for biological systems, 32.6% for science and engineering, 16.3% for general systems, and 11.1% for humanities and social systems.It can be seen that many studies with a small amount of subsidy have been adopted in the humanities and social sciences.

The scientific research fund subsidy project is a national subsidy for pioneering research in a wide range of fields from humanities, social sciences to natural sciences. Expenses have been allocated.

Source:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] About the allocation of the 27 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

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