||Hiroyasu NOMURA, Masafumi MAEDA, and Yoshitaka MITSUDA,
Masamitsu NEGISHI, Morio SHIBAYAMA, Masaki NISHIZAWA, Yuan SUN, and Kunihiro SHIGI
||The system of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan is one of the oldest ones, which is the funding system for researchers belonging to universities and institutes in Japan. The fund was allotted to each researcher by peer review under the application for their own research project.
The total number of adoption subjects of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from 1998 to 2002 have summed up for each university and institute on the individual research fields. The purpose of this report is to be the ranking of adoption subjects as an index of the research activities of each university and institute.
This second report is limited on the research fields of science, engineering, and agriculture. As for other research fields, the first report is already published on law, economics, and literature, and other consecutive reports will be continuously published.
The science and engineering in Japan have been basically supported by this system. Even now, the importance of the system is still increasing, especially for creating future knowledge and technologies. This report for the field of science, engineering and agriculture will clarify the role of each university in each research field.
On the whole, the large-scale national universities which were imperial universities under the old system of higher education were generally in a higher rank every field, but some private universities fought bravely. In each sub-field in details, however, the research characteristics of universities and institutes have been clearly revealed even on the fields of science, engineering, and agriculture.