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Science Castle Research Fund 2020 Focus Systems Award

Focus Systems Award

In light of the effects of the nationwide school closures due to the new coronavirus, the deadline has been further extended (3/4/2020, updated 4/15/2020). The schedule thereafter has been changed accordingly.
Inquiries: Contact: RIVERNESS Corporation Science Castle Research Fund Focus Systems Award Contact: Tachibana ([email protected])

Focus Systems is involved in almost everything that has the name "IT" in it. Our motto is "Technology with heart. We believe that it is important to work from the heart.
We have decided to establish this award so that junior and senior high school students can do the research they want to do to the fullest extent. We are also looking for young researchers who can communicate with you. We look forward to receiving your heartfelt applications!

Co-sponsored by Focus Systems Inc. and Liverness Inc.

Application Theme

Natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, geology), technology development, social sciences, etc. All kinds of research topics conducted by junior high and high school students are invited.

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 July - end of December 2020
Reference URL https://www.focus-s.com/focus-s/
Adopter Teams and Certificates
Online Interviews
Poster presentation at Science Castle
Oral Presentation at Science Castle

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details Research expenses 100,000 yen
Research mentoring by experts
Number of adoptions a small number

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.
The applicant must be able to participate in the award ceremony on May 24 (Sun.) in Tokyo.(Currently discussing how to respond to the impact of the new coronavirus)
Present your research results at Science Castle 2020 Kanto (Dec. 19 (Sat.) and 20 (Sun.), 2020)
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 2020/2/19 (Wed) -Thursday, April 23, 18:00 2020/5/29 (Fri.) 5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline Wednesday, 2020/3/18
Thursday, 2020/4/23, 6:00 p.m.
2020/5/29 (Fri.) 5:00 p.m.
*The deadline has been extended in light of the nationwide school closure situation.
Interview period
This will be done online on weekdays from Friday, 6/5/2020 to Friday, 6/19/2020.
After the application deadline for those eligible for interviews,We will contact you within one week.
If there are any dates during the above period for which interviews are not scheduled,Please let us know in advance.
Announcement of adoption Early July
awarding ceremony During June @ Tokyo *Discussions are underway, including implementation.
SCGrant
Payment Date
Scheduled for the end of August
Research Period July to December 2020
presentation of results Inside Science Castle, a conference for middle and high school students
・12/19(Sat.),20(Sun.), 2020 Kanto Rally @ Tokyo
Report Submission Friday, 2021/3/19

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) Focus Systems Award Terms and Conditions (4594 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.

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) (10152 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 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.

Interview Appointment

Once you have completed your application and submitted the form, please schedule an appointment for an interview. The interview will be conducted via either skype or google hangout. After submitting the form, we will send you information on how to make an appointment for an interview.

Science Castle Research Fund Rules and Forms

Notice Concerning Science Castle Research Funding

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