Research Funding

FY2021 KAKENHI Peer Review – Now accepting applications

To support Tokyo Tech researchers applying for FY2021 Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), the Office of Research and Innovation is providing the KAKENHI Peer Review service.

Through this service, applicants can receive feedback on their proposals from Tokyo Tech faculty and emeritus professors who have experience serving as KAKENHI reviewers.

(Note, this year, we will not be providing the choice of “field specific” or “broad perspective” reviews.)


  1. Pre-application (8/3-9/7)
  2. Submit KAKENHI proposal (9/8-9/11)
  3. Tokyo Tech reviewers check proposal (by 9/30)
  4. Feedback from reviewers (Upon receipt or by 10/2 at the latest)


Eligible applicants Tokyo Tech faculty and research staff planning to apply for FY2021 KAKENHI
Eligible proposals Proposals for FY2021 KAKENHI funding
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Period August 3, 2020 - September 7, 2020
How to apply
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Proposal Submission

Period September 8, 2020 - September 11, 2020
Where to submit

Office of Research and Innovation
Attn: KAKENHI Peer Review Team

Email: kaken[at]

*Replace [at] with @ before sending.

What to submit
How to submit

Submit documents 1 and 2 by email. If necessary, password protect the files, and send the password in a separate email (using the same email subject).

*Confirmation emails will be sent in the order that submissions are received. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us.


Proposals will be handled as confidential information.

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Review and Feedback

Feedback from reviewers will be forwarded to the applicant as it arrives. (Typically 2 to 3 weeks after submission, and at the latest by 10/2.) The names of the reviewers will not be provided.

Posted on: 2020/08/03

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