Programs

The purpose of the Foundation is to support and promote basic research in the natural sciences, thereby contributing to the improvement and development of scientific research in Japan and the welfare of mankind. In order to achieve this objective, the Foundation provides the following grants for research in various fields of natural sciences.

 The Foundation's activities are based on three pillars: (1) research support, (2) overseas research support, and (3) support for holding scientific conferences.
In accordance with the founding principles of the Foundation, all of these programs cover all areas of natural sciences, and as a result, researchers from different fields gather at the meetings to report on the results of their research, where active academic exchanges across disciplines take place every year.

 The Foundation constantly considers whether the recipients have used the grant effectively in accordance with the purpose of the application, and in the "Foundation News" published twice a year, we provide the "Aid Research Trajectory" column, where contributions from past recipients of grants are posted. In addition, after each grant year, we invite the recipients to gather after a certain period of time to report their research results.

 As a result of the above philosophy, researchers from the different fields inevitably gather at this meeting, and the presenters need to be creative because of the differences in technical terms and basic concepts. We call this meeting the "Research Exchange Meeting" because it is both enjoyable and meaningful, and the "interdisciplinary exchange" that we hope will lead to serendipity is one of the main features of the Foundation's programs.

Research supportOverseas research supportSupport for holding scientific conferences
Promotion of basic research in the natural sciences by subsidizing research expenses (in Japan)Promotion of overseas joint research and international cooperative research by subsidizing (Japanese) expenses related to overseas stays etc.Promotion of academic exchange by holding and supporting international scientific conferences etc.
1) Exploratory and original research

2) Research to be conducted by a new research group

3) Excellent research from the perspective of interdisciplinarity and internationality

*Emphasis is placed on basic research plans that are exploratory and expected to develop in the future, rather than those that have a well-established evaluation and for which it is easy to obtain research funds.

*In order to actively support researchers who practice research activities that incorporate diverse viewpoints and ideas and demonstrate their creativity, the Foundation respects the diversity of each individual as well as the active participation of women.
Emphasis is placed on basic research in the natural sciences, including interdisciplinary research that has the potential to revolutionize established academic systems and open up new fields of study from new perspectives, and research that seeks to take on new challenges in different fields.

Not only individual research but also group research is the target of support.
The purposes of promoting academic exchange by holding and supporting international scientific conferences etc. are as follows.

1) To summarize the current state of research at the highest level from an international perspective on appropriate themes in basic science.

2) To build up a foundation for research development in the younger generation through dialogue between different generations of basic science researchers.

3) To promote exchanges among different fields of basic science and to seek new developments through cross-disciplinary discussions.

The series includes "Yamada Conference", "Yamada Symposium", "Yamada Workshop", and "Top Conference Support".

Yamada Coference

fiscal yearNo.No.TitleTermVenueOrganizer and Editors
202076LXXVISPIN-2020 The 9th Conference on Nitroxide RadicalsAug. 29-30, 2022OnlineNaoki YOSHIOKA
202175LXXVOrigin of Left-Right Asymmetry in AnimalsJan.24-27, 2023Kobe, HyogoHiroshi HAMADA
202074LXXIVWnt meeting Nov. 15-19, 2022Awajishima, HyogoAkira KIKUCHI
202273LXXIIIInt. Conf. on Molecular Spintronics Based on Coordination Compounds: Toward Quantum Computer and Quantum Memory DeviceOct. 8-11, 2022Sendai, MiyagiMasahiro YAMASHITA
202072LXXII8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Few-body Problems in PhysicsMar. 1-5, 2021Kanazawa, IshikawaEmiko HIYAMA
201971LXXIGamma-Ray Bursts in the Gravitational Wave Era 2019Nov. 4-8, 2019Yokohama, KanagawaTakanori SAKAMOTO, Makoto SERINO, Satoshi SUGITA
201870LXXWeinstein Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration Conference 2018May16-18, 2018Nara-city, NaraIsao SHIRAISHI
201669LXIX17th Int. Conf. on the Cell and Molecular Biology of ChlamydomonasJune 26-July 1, 2016Kyoto-city, KyotoHideya FUKUZAWA
201568LXVIIIInt. Symp. on Dynamics and Regulation of PhotosynthesisOct. 29-31, 2015Nara-city, NaraToshiharu SHIKANAI
201367LXVII8th Int. Symp. on Metallic MultilayersMay 19-24, 2013Kyoto-city, KyotoTeruo ONO, Koki TAKANASHI
201266LXVIInt.Conf. on the Nanostructure-Enhanced Photo-enegy ConversionJune 3-6, 2012Koto-ku, TokyoHiroaki MISAWA, Hideki MASUDA, Sunao YAMADA, Kei MURAKOSHI
201165LXV31st Int. Conf. on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ICAME2011)Sep. 25-30, 2011Kobe, HyogoYutaka YOSHIDA, Ko MIBU 
200964LXIV8th Int. Symp. on Crystalline Organic Metals, Superconductors and Ferromagnets (ISCOM2009)Sep. 12-17, 2009Niseko, HokkaidoKazushi KANODA, Shinya UJI, Kazuhiko KUROKI, Hatsumi MORI
200863LXIII3rd Int. Conf. on Photo-induced Phase Transition and Cooperative Phenomena (PIPT3)Nov. 11-15, 2008Osaka-city, OsakaKoichiro TANAKA, Tetsuo OGAWA, Hideki HASHIMOTO, Shinya KOSHIHARA
200862LXIITopological MoleculesSep. 1-4, 2008Awajishima, HyogoAkira HARADA
200761LXISpectroscopies  in Novel  Superconductors (SNS2007)Aug. 20-24, 2007Sendai, MiyagiSadamichi MAEKAWA, Takashi TAKAHASHI, Takami TOHYAMA, Arnn BANSIL
200660LXResearch in High Magnetic Fields (RHMF2006)Aug. 16-19, 2006Sendai, MiyagiNorio KOBAYASHI, Naoki TOYOTA, Mitsuhiro MOTOKAWA
200559LIXInflating Horizons of Particle Astrophysics and CosmologyJune 20-24, 2005Bunkyo-ku, TokyoHideyuki SUZUKI, Jun'ichi YOKOYAMA, Yasushi SUTO, Katsuhiko SATO
200458LVIIILight Sensing and Signal Transduction  in Plant PhotomorphogenesisJune 5-9, 2004Okazaki, AichiMasamitsu WADA, Ken-ichiro SHIMAZAKi, Moritoshi IINO
200157LVIIAtomic-Scale Surface Designing for Functional Low-Dimensional MaterialsNov. 14-16, 2001Tsukuba, IbarakiHiroshi TOCHIHARA, Masaru TSUKADA, Ken-ichi TANAKA
200156LVI4th Int. Symp. on Crystalline Organic Metals, Superconductors and Ferromagnets (ISCOM2001)Sep. 10-14, 2001Rusutsu, HokkaidoGunzi SAITO, Seiichi KAGOSHIMA, Kazushi KANODA, Hideo AOKI, Takehiko MORI, Yohji MISAKI, Hideki YAMOCHI
200155LV11th Int. Conf. on Liquid and Amorphous Metals 11 (LAM11)Sep. 9-14, 2001Yokohama, KanagawaFumiko YONEZAWA, Kazuhiko TSUJI, 
200054LIV9th Int. Conf. on Shallow- Level Centers in Semiconductors (SLCS-9)Sep. 24-27, 2000Awajishima, HyogoHiroshi KATAYAMA-YOSHIDA, Masashi SUEZAWA, Hiroyasu NAKATA
200053LIII2000 Int. Conf. on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter (EXCON2000)Aug. 22-25, 2000Osaka-city, OsakaKikuo CHO, Atsuo MATSUI
199952LIIMolecular SteroidogenesisAug. 25-28, 1999Nara-city, NaraMitsuhiro OKAMOTO, Yuzuru ISHIMURA, Hajime NAWATA
199951LIInt. Conf. on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES'99)Aug. 24-28, 1999Nagano-city, NaganoKazumasa MIYAKE, Hisatomo HARIMA, Hiroshi KOHNO, Tetsuo SASO, Hideyuki SATO, Rikio SETTAI, Yoshichika ŌNUKI
199850LPolyelectrolytesMay 31-June 3, 1998Inuyama, AichiIchiro NODA, Etsuo KOKUFUTA
199849XLIXBlack Holes and High Energy AstrophysicsApr. 6-10, 1998Kyoto-city, KyotoHumitaka SATO, Naoshi SUGIYAMA
199748XLVIIIQuark Matter '97Dec. 1-5, 1997Tsukuba, IbarakiTetsuo HATSUDA, Yasuo MIYAKE, Shoji NAGAMIYA, Kohsuke YAGI
199747XLVII6th Int. Con. on QuasicrystalsMay 26-30, 1997Bunkyo-ku, TokyoShin TAKEUCHI, Takeo FUJIWARA
199646XLVIDictyostelium, A Model System for Cell and Developmental BiologyOct. 14-18, 1996Sendai, MiyagiYasuo MAEDA, Kei INOUE, Ikuo Takeuchi
199645XLVInt. Conf. on the Physics of Transition Metals (ICPTM'96)Sep. 24-27, 1996Toyonaka, OsakaJunjiro KANAMORI, Ayao OKIJI, Hiroyuki SHIBA, Masayuki SHIGA, Kiyoyuki TERAKURA
199544XLIVInt. Symp. on Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions in NucleiJune 12-16, 1995Toyonaka, OsakaHiroyasu EJIRI, Tadafumi KISHIMOTO, Toru SATO
199543XLIIIStructures and Dynamics of ClustersMay 10-13, 1995Shimoda, ShizuokaTamotsu KONDOW, Koji KAYA, Akira TERASAKI
199442XLIIStructure, Fluctuation, and Relaxation in SolutionsDec. 11-15, 1994Nagoya, AichiHiroyasu NOMURA, Fumio KAWAIZUMI
199441XLINeutron Scattering (ICNS'94)Oct. 11-14, 1994Sendai, MiyagiYasuo ENDO, Satoru FUNAHASHI, Susumu KATANO, R.A. Robinson
199440XL20th Int. Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in PhysicsJuly 4-9, 1994Toyonaka, OsakaAkito ARIMA, Tohru EGUCHI, Noboru NAKANISHI
199439XXXIXCalcium as cell signalApr. 26-28, 1994Bunkyo-ku, TokyoKosaku MARUYAMA, Yoshiaki NONOMURA, Kazuhiro KOHAMA
199338XXXVIIINoble Gas Geochemistry and CosmochemistryJan. 17-19, 1994Kyoto-city, KyotoMinoru OJIMA, Jun-ichi MATSUDA
199337XXXVIIEvolution of the Universe and its Observational QuestJune 8-12, 1993Bunkyo-ku, TokyoKatsuhiko SATO
199336XXXVI4th Int. Conf. on Fundamentals of FractureMay 31-June 4, 1993Urabandai, FukushimaHiroshi KIMURA, Nobutaka NARITA, Taira SUZUKI, Takayoshi SUZUKI, Tadao WATANABE
199235XXXVHigh Energy Spin Physics (10th Int. Symp.)Nov. 9-14, 1992Naogya, AichiT. HASEGAWA. Naoaki HORIKAWA, Akira MASAIKE, S. SAWADA
199234XXXIVHyperfine Interactions Detected bu Nuclear RadiationsAug. 17-21, 1992Toyonaka, OsakaTadanori MINAMISONO, Yoichi NOJIRI, Hisazumi AKAI, Mitsunori FUKUDA
199233XXXIIIApplication of High Magnetic Fields in Semiconductor Physics (HMSP'92)Aug. 3-7, 1992Awa, ChibaNoboru MIURA
199232XXXIIPlant Cell Walls as Biopolymers with Physiological FunctionsMay 5-8,1992Osaka-city, OsakaYoshio MASUDA
199131XXXI5th Int. Conf. on Modulated Semiconductor Structures (MSS-5)July 8-12, 1991Nara-city, NaraSatoshi HIYAMIZU, Hisao NAKASHIMA
199130XXXElectronic Properties of Two-Dimensional SystemsJuly 8-12, 1991Nara-city, NaraMotohiko SAITOH
199129XXIXDynamics and Mechanisms of Photoinduced Electron Transfer and Related PhenomenaMay 12-16, 1991Toyonaka, OsakaNoboru MATAGA Tadashi OKADA Hiroshi MASUHARA
199128XXVIIIFrontiers of X-Ray Astronomy (Frontiers Science Series No.2)Apr. 8-12, 1991Nagoya, AichiYasuo TANAKA, Katsuji KOYAMA
199027XXVIIInt. Symp. on Oxygenases and Oxygen ActivationDec. 10-12, 1990kyoto-city, KyotoShozo YAMAMOTO, Mitsuhiro NOZAKI, Yuzuru ISHIMURA
199026XXVISurface as a New MaterialJuly 2-6, 1990Toyonaka, OsakaAkio YOSHIMORI, Yowshitada MURATA, Katsumichi YAGI
199025XXVMagnetic Phase Transitions (MPT90)Apr. 13-16, 1990Osaka-city, OsakaMuneyuki  DATE, Kazukiyo NAGATA, Yoshihito MIYAKO, Koichi KATSUMATA
198924XXIVStrongly Coupled Plasma PhysicsAug. 29-Sep. 2, 1989Yamanakako, YamanashiSetsuo  ICHIMARU
198923XXIIINuclear Weak Process and Nuclear StructureJune 12-15, 1989Toyonaka, OsakaMasato MORITA, Hiroyasu EJIRI, Hisato OHTSUBO, Toru SATO
198922XXIIPlant Water Relations and Growth under StressMay 5-9, 1989Osaka-city, OsakaMasashi TAZAWA, Masayuki KATSUMI, Yoshio MASUDA, Hisashi OKAMOTO
198821XXIMolecular Physiology of Retinal ProteinsMay 30-June 3, 1988Hieizan, KyotoTomiyuki  HARA
198820XXBig Bang, Active Galactic Nuclei and SupernovaeMar. 28-Apr.1, 1988Bunkyo-ku, TokyoSatio HAYAKAWA, Katsuhiko SATO
198719XIXOrdering and Organization in Ionic SolutionsNov. 9-12, 1987Kyoto-city, KyotoNorio ISE, Ikuo SOGAMI
198718XVIIISuperconductivity in Highly Correlated Fermion Systems (YCS'87)Aug. 31-Sep. 3, 1987Sendai, MiyagiMasashi TACHIKI, Yoshio MUTO, Sadamichi MAEKAWA
198717XVIICytochrome P-450: New TrendsMay 11-13, 1987Nara-city, NaraRyo SATO, Tsuneo OMURA, Yoshio IMAI, Yoshiaki FUJII-KURIYAMA
198616XVIPhytochrome and Photoregulation in PlantsOct. 13-17, 1986Okazaki, AichiMasaki FURUYA
198615XVPhysics and Chemistry of Quasi One- Dimensional ConductorsMay 26-30, 1986Kawaguchiko, YamanashiSadao NAKAJIMA, Shoji TANAKA, Kunimitsu UCHINOKURA
198614XIVGravitational Collapse and RelativityApr. 7-11, 1986Kyoto-city, KyotoHumitaka SATO, Takashi NAKAMURA
198513XIIIElectronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems (6th Int. Conf.)Sep. 9-13, 1985Kyoto-city, KyotoTsuneya ANDO
198512XIIModulated Semiconductor Structures (2nd Int. Conf.)Sep. 9-13, 1985Kyoto-city, KyotoHiroyuki SAKAKI
198511XIEnergy Transduction in ATPases (Tonomura Memorial Symp.)May 27-31, 1985Kobe, HyogoYasuo MUKOHATA, Manuel F. MORALES, Sidney FLEISCHER
198410XCell Motility: Mechanism and RegulationSep. 2-5, 1984Nagoya, AichiHarunori ISHIKAWA, Sadashi HATANO, Hidemi SATO
19849IXDislocations in SolidsAug. 27-31, 1984Minato-ku, TokyoHideji SUZUKI, Toshiyuki NINOMIYA, Koji SUMINO, Shin TAKEUCHI
19848VIIITransdifferentiation and Instability in Cell CommitmentAug. 20-24, 1984Kyoto-city, KyotoTokindo. S. OKADA, Hisato KONDOH
19837VIIMuon Spin Rotation and Associated ProblemsApr.18-22, 1983Shimoda, ShizuokaToshimitsu YAMAZAKI, Kanetada NAGAMINE
19826VINeutron Scattering in Condensed MatterSep. 1-4, 1982Hakone, KanagawaSadao HOSHINO, Yasusada YAMADA, John D. Axe
19815VPoint Defects and Defect Interactions in MetalsNov. 16-20, 1981Kyoto-city, KyotoJin-ichi TAKAMURA, Masao DOYAMA, Michio KIRITANI
19804IVPhysics and Chemistry of Layered MaterialsSep. 8-10, 1980Sendai, MiyagiHideo AKAMATSU, Yoichiro NISHINA, Sei-ichi TANUMA, H. W. MYRON
19793IIIFree Radicals (14th Int. Symp.)Sep. 3-7, 1979Sanda, HyogoYonezo MORINO, Ikuzo TANAKA, Eizi HIROTA, Kinichi OBI, Shuji SAITO
19792IIElectronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems (3rd Int. Conf.)Sep. 3-6, 1979Yamanakako, YamanashiShinji KAWAJI
19781ICell Motility Controlled by Actin, Myosin and Related ProteinsSep. 11-13, 1978Nagoya, AichiSadashi HATANO, Harunori ISHIKAWA, Hidemi SATO

Yamada Symposium

No.TitleTermVenueOrganizers and Editors
20236Diversity of Biological Patterns and Forms in Nature ~A Comprehensive MeetingAug. 1-3, 2023Nakano-ku, TokyoTomohiko YAMAGUCHI
20175Neuroimaging of Natural BehaviorsOct. 2-5, 2017Meguro-ku, TokyoHirokazu TANAKA, Hiroyuki KAMBARA, Makoto MIYAKOSHI
20104Advanced Photons and Science Evolution 2010June 14-18, 2010Osaka-city, OsakaHiroyasu EJIRI, Masanori HANGYO,
Tetsuo OGAWA, Yuji OHASHI
20073From Chaos to Cosmos : Integration in Biological SystemsNov. 17-22, 2007Hayama, KanagawaMotonori HOSHI
20052Key Natural Organic Molecules in Biological SystemsSep. 10-14, 2005Awajishima, HyogoShoichi KUSUMOTO, Koichi FUKASE
20031Neutrinos and Dark Matter in Nuclear Physics 03June 9-14, 2003Nara-ctiy, NaraHiroyasu EJIRI, Izumi OGAWA