Welcome to "President's Choice"!
I am Toshinori Nakayama, President of Chiba University.
Here, I would like to introduce our activities and highlights of the month!
"President's Choice" July 19, 2023
Announcement of Three Awardees of The Young Scientists' Award 2023
-Chiba University is strengthening its support system for early-career researchers who will lead the next generation.-
We are proud to announce that three researchers from our university, who have made remarkable achievements in the field of science and technology, have been awarded the 2023 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
The Young Scientists' Award
Title: Studies on Adaptation, Evolution, and Diversification in Extreme Environments in Plants
Natsu KATAYAMA, Graduate School of Science
Restart Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Title: Research on the dynamic optimality of flying animals and bio-inspired mechanical systems.
Toshiyuki NAKATA, Associate Professor
Graduate School of Engineering
Title：Research of physiological functions of oil bodies in plants.
Takashi SHIMADA, Associate Professor
Graduate School of Horticulture
Chiba University values the diversity of academic disciplines and strategically promotes research that explores new research fields. We prioritize cutting-edge studies that bring about societal transformations while strengthening support for young and emerging researchers who will lead the next generation. Furthermore, we are committed to nurturing research personnel through the implementation of the 'Chiba University Career Support System for Young Researchers（FY2023）' This program seamlessly integrates our unique support with government initiatives, fostering researchers and contributing to the formation of an exceptional community of scholars."
In the academic year 2022, under the initiative called 'Lab Start-up Support for Early-career Researchers' we have launched a program to provide research support expenses (100,000 yen per month) for outstanding students in the master's program. The aim is to create an environment where they can focus on their studies and research activities. Additionally, in the doctoral program, over 150 students receive financial support for living expenses through programs such as the 'Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation' supported by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. Furthermore, we have hired two tenure-track associate professors, three specially-appointed assistant professors, and eleven tenured professors to support their career paths.
Chiba University will continue to enhance support for excellent early-career researchers and strive to develop talents capable of co-creation with society