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EBARA Award 2021

The EBARA Prize 2021 has been closed for submissions.

Ebara Corporation develops technologies and products that control the "flow" of gases, liquids, and electricity, such as pumps, blowers, semiconductor device manufacturing equipment, and power generation facilities.
And by controlling the flow, we are a company that continues to take on the challenge of solving social issues around the world and creating a bright future.
Through the Science Castle Research Grant, we would like to create a new future by using "flow" together with junior and senior high school students. We look forward to receiving applications for a wide variety of ideas! EBARA and Naraba, we can do it!

 

Themes adopted last year

  • Efficient Sr²⁺ Absorption Method by Creating a Flow in Mikazuki Kimo - Toward the Recovery of Radioactive Substances Using Mikazuki Kimo
  • Dating of Marine Plastic Misplaced by Horse Mackerel Reveals Duration of Plastic Trash Drift
  • Development of air conditioning system using natural energy on school grounds
  • Study on the relationship between salinity and Euglena growth solution for continuous breeding (aquaculture) of clams fed with Euglena

"Is this the kind of topic I should be applying for?" How should I write the application form? Please feel free to consult with us.

Application Theme

Research on using "flow" to create the future
For example, the following studies. However, this is not limited to this, and you are free to come up with your own ideas.

  • Studies that require measuring and evaluating gas and liquid flows
  • Studies requiring control of gas or liquid flow
  • Research to conduct experiments under conditions of low pressure, vacuum, etc.
  • Research on organisms that live in streams and objects that move in streams
  • Studies involving the measurement and control of currents.
  • Research involving "flow" other than fluid and electricity as described above

Can I apply for this kind of theme? How should I plan my research? Please feel free to consult with us if you have any questions or concerns before submitting an application. We will support you via e-mail or web interview.

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 After adoption (expected in late July 2021) - end of December
Reference URL https://www.ebara.co.jp/

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details Research fee: 150,000 yen, Research mentoring by an expert (online, about once a month)
Number of adoptions 4 cases

Application Requirements

The applicant must be a junior high school student or a high school or college of technology student who applies for the program.
Parental or school consent is required.
The applicant must be able to provide information (including contact information) that must be provided in the application form.
To present research results at the Science Castle 2021 Kanto Conference (12/19 (Sun.))
The applicant agrees to the publication of his/her information and research results (including personal information such as name, age, school affiliation, and photograph) on the website, publications, SNS, and any other media operated by LIVERNESS.

Timeline

Application period Monday, 2021/5/24 - Wednesday, 2021/6/16 at 5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline Wednesday, 2021/6/16 at 17:00
After the deadline, the secretariat will check the application data, and if there are any deficiencies, they will be corrected by June 20 before the final application data is submitted.
Interview period Monday, June 28, 2021 ~ Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (Will be conducted online)
Announcement of adoption Scheduled for the second half of July
Research expenses Time of payment Scheduled for Aug.
Research Period December after the adoption decision is made.
midterm (mid-semester) presentation Late October - early November (scheduled online). We will have a workshop to discuss with EBARA employees on the same day.
presentation of results In Science Castle, a conference for junior high and high school students: 2021/12/19 (Sun.) Kanto Conference
Report Submission Friday, 2022/3/18

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 and Conditions (219 downloads)

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.
interpoint (interword separation) Science Castle Research Grant Agreement for Schools and Individuals (535 downloads)
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 addressLtd. Education Development Division Nishiyama
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
Development of a power generation device using a thermoacoustic device in a high school laboratory Okayama Prefectural Tamano High School
Development of a model rocket for competitions using a wind tunnel system Okayama Prefectural Tamano High School
Finding Efficient Ventilation Hyogo Prefectural Nishiwaki High School
Effects of shoreline features on microplastic flow and sedimentation Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Science and Technology High School

Science Castle Research Funding Now Open for Applications

There are no Science Castle research funds available at this time.