Motors are now an indispensable part of our daily lives. It is claimed that motors use 55% of the electricity generated around the world today. This is why the research and development of motors is now a truly significant theme for both creating affluent lives and permanently conserving the global environment. To further promote motor-related technological researches and developments, we will start accepting applications for the 4th Nagamori Awards, as described below:
|Fields covered by the Awards||Technical fields related to motors, actuators and power generators, and their control methods, application technologies, etc.|
|Applicant eligibility||Researchers or development engineers who are members of Japanese or overseas universities, public institutions, private companies, etc., and who have made an outstanding achievement in a field covered by the Nagamori Awards.|
|Application method||Recommendation by an academic institution or an applicant him-/herself
Recommendations must be made by an expert in a field covered by the Awards, or a senior member of your academic institution, organization, research department, etc.
|Application period||November 01, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Applications must be postmarked on, or before, January 31, 2018
|Application condition||Documents must be submitted in either English or Japanese.|
|Documents to submit||They must be submitted in printed copies and electronic files.|
|Awards & prizes||Nagamori Awards will be given to approximately six people. The winner of The Grand Nagamori Award will be announced during the Awards ceremony. The Grand Nagamori Award winner will receive a prize of 5 million yen, and each of the Nagamori Award winners will receive 2 million yen.|
Technical fields related to motors, actuators and power generators, and their control methods, application technologies, etc.
Applicants must be entry to middle-level researchers or development engineers who are members of Japanese or overseas universities, public institutions, private companies, etc., and who have made an outstanding achievement in the fields covered by the Nagamori Awards.
November 01, 2017 – January 31, 2018
In principle, please describe your achievements in either English or Japanese. Documents or information written in any other language may not be used as reference.
Nagamori Awards aims to recognize the works of those who achieved innovative research and development results especially through active engagement in motor-, actuator-, and power generation-related research to address such major issues as “creating affluent lives” and “permanently conserving the global environment.” Any format may be used to describe your innovative research or development achievement so long as it is in a field covered by our Awards, but your achievement must be clearly understood in a form of writing such as a thesis, a patent, or technical report (written by you alone or jointly with others).
Please mail each of all the documents in ①above in both hardcopy and electronic format CD-R, USB, etc.). The mail containing the documents should be postmarked on or before January 31, 2018. The designated Word files that include a written recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and a record of your achievements should be mailed in their original format, not converted into an image file, etc.
Please kindly notify us immediately after you have mailed your documents by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a title, “Nagamori Awards Application (Your Name).”
① Candidates must attend the Awards ceremony to be held on September 02, 2018, give a lecture in English, and submit all the documents requested by the Secretariat (Nagamori Foundation will bear travelling expenses and accommodation fees for the winner and his/her companion to attend the Awards ceremony).
② Candidates, regardless of their nationality, domiciles, etc., must be able to communicate in either English or Japanese.
＊No candidates will receive multiple Awards.
The winners of Nagamori Awards will be decided after strict judgment by an impartial panel of judges. No inquiries regarding the status or details of the judgment will be accepted.
The result will be announced on our Foundation’s website, and winners will be notified, in late May 2018.
Nagamori Awards winners who have been found in either of the following cases may have their Awards revoked or cancelled, and be requested to return their prize.
Awards winners, their achievements and lectures at the Awards ceremony, and other information are planned to be published on our Foundation’s website and other places.