2024 Masao Horiba Awards

Deadline Date: May 10, 2024

Donor Name: Masao Horiba Awards

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000


The Masao Horiba Awards are inviting applications from researchers all over the world who are enthusiastically engaged in original research and development at universities or public research facilities.

The purpose of this award is to encourage and recognize scientists and engineers relatively early in their careers who are achieving distinguished results in the field of analytical science and technology.

This call also includes advanced research that reduces the environmental burden of conventional water quality analysis and measurement technologies (e.g., miniaturization, resource conservation, and longevity, as well as methods for analyzing and analyzing data to achieve these goals).

2024 Theme

  • Analytical and Measurement Technologies for a Clean Water Environment and Sustainable Society

Eligible Fields for 2024 Masao Horiba Awards

  • Novel Measurement Technologies for Water Environmental Pollutants
    • (This is relevant to technologies contributing to the resolution of societal challenges by enabling the measurement of substances that were previously unmeasurable and thus lead to clean water environment. For example, technologies for measuring hazardous substances such as marine microplastics.)
  • Novel Water Quality Sensing Technologies & Systems for Sustainable Water Treatment
    • (This includes technologies contributing to a sustainable society and recycling.)
    • Liquid samples, mainly composed of water, including biological specimens, fall within the scope of the application. This covers research on advancing sensing technologies, including increased longevity, miniaturization, energy efficiency, resource conservation, zero emissions, and simplification.
    • However, studies exclusively contributing to the advancement of pathology or medicine are excluded.


  • A certificate of commendation will be presented to each recipient of the 2024 Masao Horiba Award at the award ceremony to be held in Kyoto city on October 17, 2024 (Venue to be announced at a later date). A supplementary award which is a research subsidy of JPY1,000,000 yen will be presented in the first year, and the same amount of JPY1,000,000 yen will be presented in the next year.
  • In consideration of the purpose of this award, a paid employee of a private company at the time of the research subsidy receipt is ineligible for the research subsidy.

Eligibility of Applicant

  • An applicant should be a researcher or an engineer at a university or a public research facility worldwide, engaged in research and development in the field described above. The applicant should fulfil one of the following criteria:
    • The applicant is expected to achieve outstanding academic or technological inventions or discoveries in research or development in a field eligible for this award.
    • The applicant is expected to solve important academic or technological issues in the field eligible for this award.
  • In consideration of the purpose of this award, a paid employee of a private company at the time of application and the awards ceremony is ineligible for the award.
  • The potential of the applicant is taken into account and highly evaluated rather than his/her current achievement.

For more information, visit Masao Horiba Awards.

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