Prof. Ishikawa received an award from JSPS
Prof. Kenichi Ishikawa won Scientific Research Committee Award for FY2017 from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) are competitive funds that are intended to significantly develop all scientific research (research based on the free ideas of the researcher), from basic to applied research in all fields, ranging from the humanities and the social sciences to the natural sciences. The grants provide financial support for creative and pioneering research projects that will become the foundation of social development. The research projects are selected using a peer-review screening process (screening by multiple researchers whose field of specialization is close to that of the applicant).
The review for KAKENHI is carried out by the Scientific Research Grant Committee of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and it is based on the Research Proposal Document. The committee consists of approximately 7,000 reviewers who have been selected from each academic field.
In order to encourage fair review, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science give awards to 255 Committee members out of approximately 5,300 Committee members for their excellent performance and contributions.