RIKEN is calling for donations as part of its centennial project so that we can continue to be a one-of-a-kind research institute trusted by the public.
To this end, as RIKEN celebrates its 100-year milestone, it is developing and extending its network of relationships with people who have connections to RIKEN, and engaging more with people in Japan and overseas.
To this end, RIKEN is seeking donations as part of its centennial program so that it can create centennial projects together with the many people who have supported and nurtured us over the years, as well as those who want to support RIKEN going forward.
RIKEN centennial project
- Centennial project laboratories
Research laboratories or centers will be established to stimulate research activities through partnerships between RIKEN and university or industry researchers.
- Future leader fund
In anticipation of our next hundred years, these funds will be used to help young researchers in their career development, with a view to training future world research leaders.
- Improvement of research facilities
These funds will be used to develop a world-class research environment, through the improvement of research facilities that will be used to strengthen links and exchanges with industry and academic institutions both inside and outside Japan.
- Centennial Celebration
These funds will be used for the centennial celebration and ceremony, the centennial exhibit, and to develop links with industry, society, and local communities, with the aim to ensure that RIKEN will continue to be a needed and valued research institute for the next hundred years.
- Collecting, preserving, and displaying historical materials and records
RIKEN will preserve, utilize, and pass down to future generations the story of RIKEN recorded in the history of Japan's science and technology.
- Promoting research to build the future
Select research topics most suitable for RIKEN, explore unknown fields, seek truth, and promote research that will open up the future.
- KAGAKUDO 100 books to foster future scientists
Convey to the youth of today the fascination, depth, and breadth of science.
To deposit a donation
How donated funds are being utilized
RIKEN has received several donations totaling approximately 208 million yen as of the end of 2017 (fundraising period is from April 2015 to March 2018). The donated funds were allocated to the "Future leaders fund for young researchers" and used to host eight international symposiums. We appreciate your generous support.
(Symposium celebrating RIKEN's 100th anniversary and BSI's 20th anniversary)
For more information, including details on tax deductions for donors and RIKEN regulations related to donations and the protection of personal information, please contact:
External Funds Office, RIKEN
Email: kifu-info [at] riken.jp