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Resource Recycling Award 2021

The Resource Circulation Prize 2021 has closed for applications.

Application Theme

Research on the development of technologies and mechanisms to promote the recycling of plastics and other resources

The social structure of mass consumption and mass disposal that has spread rapidly around the world over the past few decades or so has recently come to be recognized as a "challenge. Plastic has been attracting particular attention. Disposable plastic products such as plastic bags and packaging materials are rarely recycled and are made from fossil fuels, which are then incinerated to become CO2 in the atmosphere or leaked as waste into the environment.

For example, in the case of containers, it is often necessary to guarantee the quality of the contents, and the amount of reduction in society as a whole will depend more on the efforts of manufacturers than consumers. Therefore, we are calling for proposals for technological development and the creation of mechanisms to change behavior in order to promote the three Rs of plastic: Reuse, Recycle, and Recovery.

We are also looking for proposals that contribute to the recycling of other resource-related issues, such as the disposal of surplus food (food loss) and electronic devices containing rare metals that are disposed of as general non-burnable trash.

We hope that the themes we propose will be demonstrated in schools, homes, communities, and other familiar social settings. Once we have confirmed their effectiveness, we plan to provide further support for their wider deployment.

Due to the situation of schools and research teams under the declared state of emergency, the application deadline has been extended until March 18 (Thursday)

An awareness survey on plastics is also being conducted! →. For Students For Teachers

Summary

Subject of application Junior high school students, high school students, and technical college students (3rd year and below) who conduct research activities
Usage Expenses required for research and development (materials, parts, equipment, transportation, etc., excluding food and beverage expenses). However, food and beverage expenses are excluded.)
Research Period April - December 2021

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details Research expenses 100,000 yen Research mentoring by experts
Number of adoptions Themes related to plastics recycling : 5 Other themes related to resource recycling: 5 Other themes related to resource recycling: 5

Application Requirements

  • The junior high school student or high school or college of technology student who is applying must take the initiative in applying.
  • Have the consent of the parent or guardian or the school to which the student belongs
  • Be able to provide information (including contact information) that must be provided on the application form.
  • To present research results at Science Castle 2021 (to be held in December 2021)
  • The applicant agrees that his/her information, research content and results (including personal information such as the applicant's name, age, school affiliation, and photograph) may be published on websites, publications, SNS, and any other media operated by RIVANES.

Timeline

Application period December 1, 2020 - 2021March 18February 19
Application Deadline Year 2021Thursday, March 18Friday, February 19Until 6:00 p.m.
Interview period Year 2021Early AprilThe interview will be conducted online at the end of March. Applicants for interviews will be contacted by the secretariat around the end of March.
Announcement of adoption Mid-April 2021
Time of payment of research expenses End of April 2021 Scheduled
Research Period May-December 2021
presentation of results Within the Science Castle, a conference for middle and high school students (to be held in December 2021)

Application Process

Confirmation of Terms and Conditions and Application Guidelines

Please review the terms and conditions and application guidelines and consult with us if you have any questions about the content.
interpoint (interword separation) Science Castle Research Grant Terms of Use

Register for a LIVERNESS ID

All middle and high school students who wish to apply are required to register all members of the team, whether they are representatives or not, with their RIBANES ID. The Research Grant Entry screen will appear after you log in to your RIBANES ID, so please register with your RIBANES ID.
Register for a LIVERNESS ID

Preparation of Consent Form

If this is part of a school activity, please prepare a consent form for school teachers (for schools); otherwise, please prepare a consent form for the person responsible for the protection of all team members (for individuals). Please download the model of the consent form below.
Science Castle Research Grant Agreement (for schools and individuals)
Please upload the scanned data of the completed and sealed documents from the application form, and send the original documents to the Science Castle Research Funding Office.

Mailing addressTachibana, Educational Development Division, Riverness, Inc.
Iidabashi Miyuki Building 5F, 1-4 Shimomiyaibicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0822, Japan

Application Procedure

Please click on the following icon in your LIBANES ID and click on the "New Application" button to complete the application form.


REVANES ID (Research Grant Application Page)

adopter

Research Themes Name of Representative school's name
Recycled edible waste oil as a resource - Toward a solution to the protein crisis. Ria Yasui Miyagi Gakuin High School
Development of weed-free concrete using non-native plants and waste materials Sota Takitani Wakayama National College of Technology, Independent Administrative Institution National Institution of National Colleges of Technology
Reduction of environmental impact through the use of bioplastics Hinata Ninomiya Ehime University Senior High School
Development of a plastic bottle hybrid rocket using waste straws as solid fuel Saya Fujita Okayama Prefectural Kurashiki Amagi High School
Effective Utilization of Waste Vegetables by Millworms "A Proposal for Zero Waste Vegetables" Kazune Yanagitani Seifu Junior and Senior High School
Reuse of Disposable Warmer - To Protect Beautiful Japan and the Seto Inland Sea Yuna Ito Sanyo Jogakuen High School

Science Castle Research Funding Now Open for Applications

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