What's Suga Weathering Technology Foundation

Awards and Research Grants

The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation (SWTF) presents awards and research grants annually. The Foundation presented 15 organizations and 153 individuals with awards. We awarded 243 research grants, valued at 200 million yen.

Purpose of awards and research grants

The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation awards research grants to those individuals who made distinguished lifetime achievements in advancing the understanding of accelerated weathering tests, degradation mechanisms, and improvement in the resistance of materials to degradation.

Description of Awards

Types and subjects of the awards

(1) Science and Technology Award
(A)Group Commendation Award
…The Suga Weathering Technical Foundation Science and Technology Award consists of:
a.Certificate of Commendationb
b.Commemorative Shield of Shosoin
(B) Individual Commendation Award
…The Suga Weathering Technical Foundation Science and Technology Award consists of:
a. Certificate of commendation
b. Commemorative shield of Shosoin
c. 500,000 yen
The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation Awards are presented to an individual or a group that made a significant contribution in academia and/or industry through outstanding contributions or personal performance in weathering technology research or related fields.
(2)Special Technical Achievement Award
The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation Individual Commendation Award consists of:
a. Certificate of commendation
b. Commemorative Greek mythology shield
c. 200,000 Yen
The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation Special Technical Achievement Award is presented to researchers who have shown outstanding performance in the research of weathering technology or its related fields.
(3) Science and Technology Honorable Mention Award
The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation Science and Technology Individual Commendation Award consists of:
a. Certificate of commendation
b. Commemorative Greek mythology shield
c. 200,000 Yen
The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation Science and Technology Award is presented to young researchers who have made a significant achievement in weathering technology research or related fields, and demonstrates possibilities for future advancements.
(4)Technical Achievement Award
The Suga Weathering Technical Foundation Individual Commendation Award consists of:
a. Certificate of commendation
b. Commemorative Greek mythology shield
c. 100,000 Yen
The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation Award for Technical Achievement is presented to an individual who made a sustained, significant industrial contribution through their involvement in research weathering technology
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Research Grants

Research Grants

Suga Weathering Technology Foundation awards Research Grants to those who belong or are involved with universities, research institutes, academic societies or associations and:

  1. (1) Individuals or research groups that have demonstrated past accomplishments in weathering technology or its related fields, with clearly defined, future research goals.
  2. (2) Young researchers with strong interest in weathering technology or its related fields, and have a clearly defined research goal.

The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation Research Grant

The Suga Weathering Technology Foundation awards as a minimum, two financial grants for 500,000 and 1,000,000 Yen, annually. Additional Suga Weathering Technology Foundation Research Grants may be awarded based on resources. The Research Grants are awarded for one year duration and their term coincides with the Suga Weathering Technology Foundation fiscal year between April 1 and March 31.

Progress report

The progress obtained as a result of the Suga Weathering Technology Foundation Research Grant shall be reported by the end of the fiscal year.

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Contact Information

Suga Weathering Technology Foundation secretariat

  • TEL:03-3354-5248
  • FAX:03-3353-4753
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