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EBARA Award 2022

The EBARA Prize 2022 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 are looking forward to receiving applications for a wide variety of ideas!

Themes adopted in the past

For the past two years, we have adopted and supported a variety of research projects. We look forward to receiving a variety of application themes again this year!

  • Effects of shoreline features on microplastic flow and deposition
  • What is the most efficient ventilation method in a regular classroom? ~Quantified by carbon dioxide concentration, temperature changes, and smoke migration~.
  • Development of a power generation device using a thermoacoustic device in a high school laboratory
  • Development of wind tunnel equipment to measure turbulence generated by model rockets and fins and the aerodynamic drag to which model rockets are subjected.
  • 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

 

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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 (estimated early September 2022) - end of March 2023
Reference URL https://www.ebara.co.jp/

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details 150,000 yen research fee, 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 2022 Kanto Conference (12/3 (Sat.))
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 July 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Application Deadline Sunday, July 31, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
Interview period Scheduled for Monday, August 15, 2022~Tuesday, August 23, 2022 (to be conducted online)
Announcement of adoption Scheduled for the second half of August
Time of payment of research expenses Scheduled for Sept.
Research Period From the date of adoption decision to March 2023
midterm (mid-semester) presentation Early December 2022
presentation of results Early March 2023
Report Submission March 31, 2023

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 (Download)

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 (Download)
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 addressKaiura, Human Resources Development Division, Liverness Co.
Iidabashi Miyuki Bldg. 6F, 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)

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Research Themes Name of Representative school's name
Creation of a hybrid rocket using marine debris expanded polystyrene as solid fuel Maaya Matsumoto Okayama Prefectural Tamano High School
Toward the Practical Application of Wave Power Generation Moeika Yuhara Okayama Gakugeikan High School
Research and development of an inexpensive underwater drone that can perform various types of analysis by depth using a water pressure sensor and water flow Rei-Wan Matsuo Osaka City Miyahara Junior High School
Research and verification of practicality of ducts to increase propeller lift Xiaoshou Hoshi Kaisei High School

Science Castle Research Funding Now Open for Applications

ただ今、募集中のサイエンスキャッスル研究費はありません。