The first Daiwa Foundation Awards have now been decided.
Daiwa Foundation Awards support collaborative projects between UK and Japanese organisations with funding of £10,000 to £25,000. The Awards are divided into three categories - Arts and Culture, Education and Society, and Science and Technology.
Welcoming Daiwa Foundation Awards 2003, Professor Marie Conte-Helm, Director General of the Foundation, said:
“We were delighted with the quality and cross-section of applications received this year. We look forward to an equally positive response in 2004 and anticipate facilitating further innovative collaboration between UK and Japanese institutions across a broad range of disciplines.”
There are 12 successful projects involving 16 institutions, organisations or departments in the UK and 18 in Japan; all but three are first time applicants to the Foundation.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Tokugawa Ieyasu 400th anniversary exhibition at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.
The Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Kawashima Textile School
National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery (TBC)
‘Through the surface: collaborating textile artists from Britain and Japan’: major touring exhibition of collaborative works made through exchanges of young Japanese and British textile artists.
EDUCATION AND SOCIETY
University of Sheffield - School of East Asian Studies
University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Law and Politics
Interdisciplinary teams of 8 British and 6 Japanese participants to conduct research on Japan and global governance to result in a workshop and a book.
International NGO Training & Research Centre (INTRAC)
CSO Network Japan
A pilot 3-day workshop to bring together 5-7 staff from UK NGDOs (non-governmental organisations dedicated to overseas development work) to provide training and networking opportunities with corresponding organisations in Japan.
Community Action Network (CAN)
Japan NPO Centre
Japan-UK exchange programme to bring 10 British social entrepreneurs to Japan for a 2-day symposium in Tokyo.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
University of London - School of Pharmacy
Kansai University - Faculty of Engineering
A scientific exchange that will investigate derivatives of agents from Japanese green tea that sensitise methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus to antibiotics.
King's College London - Management Centre
University of Tsukuba - Institute of Engineering Mechanics and Systems
University of Saitama - Faculty of Liberal Arts
Future University of Hakodate - Department of Media Architecture
A collaborative research project between social and computer scientists in the UK and Japan to investigate social interaction in everyday settings.
Kyoto University - Institute for Chemical Research
University of Oxford - Department of Materials
Collaboration between 4 Japanese and British researchers into glass transition and metal clustering in polymer thin films.
Institute of Neurology - University College London
University of Tokyo - Department of Neurology
Joint research in the UK and Japan into transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Science and Technology
University of Leeds - Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
KEK High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation
White Rose University Consortium
A new joint initiative in accelerator science with significant applications in science, technology and medicine.
University of Cambridge - Physiology Department
University of Tokyo - Department of Complexity Science and Engineering
Exchange visits to further collaboration in nonlinear dynamics of cortical neurons.
University of Glasgow - Bioinformatics Research Centre
Computational Biology Research Centre
Reciprocal visits between the UK and Japan to further research into inter-residue interactions in protein structures.