JST Press Release#1616

May 16, 2023

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

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

JST has selected winners for the second 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. 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 2021, together with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, to promote the activities of Japanese female researchers across the world. The award’s namesake, Dr. Marie Sklodowska Curie, was recognized for her achievements in her early thirties and later won two Nobel Prizes. The award honors her great contribution and achievements to the development of science and technology, and we hope her example will inspire the ambitions of Japanese female researchers.

For the second Marie Sklodowska Curie Award, we accepted applications from September 30 to December 12, 2022. Through document screenings and interviews with external experts, we have selected one Grand Prize winner and two Inspiration Prize winners.

In addition, considering the efforts of other applicants who meet the criteria for the award and deserve appreciation, we also selected one Recognition Prize winner.

JEOL Ltd. will award: 1M yen for the Grand Prize, 500K yen for each Inspiration Prize, and 300K yen for the Recognition Prize.

Please see the Appendices and the following website for details: