Meiji Gakuin University ranked 2nd nationally (at 55.7%) and first among private universities for the ratio of new Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) in the distribution of FY2019.
Additionally, the university was ranked 26th nationally (at 42.5%) for the percentage of female researchers awarded new and continuing KAKENHI grants.
KAKENHI is an abbreviation of “Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research” under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The grants are “competitive research subsidies” awarded with the goal of significantly advancing various types of “academic research” (research based on the researchers’ free formulation of ideas), from the foundation stage to practical application.
In turn, the results of research funded by these grants benefit university instruction and society as a whole.
For details, see the MEXT website at the link below .
FY2019 Distribution of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Japanese only)