JST Press Release#1563

May 17, 2022

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
5-3, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Announcement of Winners for the First “Marie Sklodowska Curie Award”

JST has selected winners for the first Marie Sklodowska Curie Award for young female researchers.

JST recognizes the importance of initiatives designed to promote the activities of female researchers in science, technology, and innovation fields. In particular, it is necessary to support female researchers in their late twenties and early thirties, when they are most expected to be active as a researcher, and at the same time, deal with many life events.

Based on this belief we established the “Marie Sklodowska Curie Award” in together with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to promote the activities of female researchers across the world. The award’s namesake, Marie Sklodowska Curie, was recognized for her achievements in her early thirties and later won the Nobel Prize. The Marie Sklodowska Curie Award honors her great contribution and achievements to the development of science and technology across the world, and we hope her example will inspire more active participation by Japanese female researchers.

For the first Marie Sklodowska Curie Award, we accepted applications from October 1 to December 13, 2021. Through document screenings and interviews with external experts, we have selected one Grand Prize winner and two Inspiration Prize winners.

In addition, considering the effort of applicants whose quality of work is close to those of Inspiration Prize winners, we also selected one Recognition Prize winner.

JEOL Ltd. will award 1.1M yen in prizes: 500k yen for the Grand Prize, 250k yen for each Inspiration Prize and 100k yen for the Recognition Prize.

Please see the Appendices and the following website for details: