About RIKEN

Support RIKEN

RIKEN is Japan's only fully comprehensive research institute for the national sciences and a world leader in a wide range of different scientific fields. Since its founding in 1917, RIKEN has made innumerable scientific and technological breakthroughs that advance our understanding of the world and contribute to solving the great challenges of our modern era. These achievements include the first-ever trapping of anti-hydrogen, the development of optic cups from embryonic stem cells, the creation of new plant varieties using heavy ion beams, and the development of a robot for assisting in patient care, among many others.

To support this research, RIKEN depends to a great extent on an operational budget from the Japanese government and competitive funds for strategic key national projects. These funding sources are not enough, however, to cover the broad and diverse range of activities conducted here. Your donations are invaluable in helping us to support the kind of creative, pioneering research that sows the seeds for innovative new applications.

Details about RIKEN’s donations programs are provided in the sections below. If you have further questions, please contact the External Funds Office.

Types of Donations

RIKEN accepts donations in one of three different forms: as solicited donations, designated donations or general donations.

Solicited Donations

Solicited donations are an opportunity for RIKEN to seek support from individuals and corporations for a specific purpose, such as the organization of an international conference or summer school, or the maintenance or establishment of an exhibition facility.

Current project
1. Donations for commemoration of RIKEN’s 100th anniversary
Guideline
Project outline
To deposit a donation
(1) Credit card
(2) Online application form
(3) Post mail application form (PDF / Word)
For more detail, please see the guideline.

2. Donations for celebratory event to commemorate the naming of “nihonium”
Guideline
Project outline
To deposit a donation
(1) Credit card
(2) Online application form
(3) Post mail application form (PDF / Word)
For more detail, please see the guideline.

3. Donations for research on visual function regeneration
Guideline
Project outline
To deposit a donation
(1) Credit card
(2) Online application form
(3) Post mail application form (PDF / Word)
For more detail, please see the guideline.

4. Donations for research to elucidate causes, and to develop therapies, of mental disorders
Guideline
Project outline
To deposit a donation
(1) Credit card
(2) Online application form
(3) Post mail application form (PDF / Word)

Designated Donations

Designated donations provide individuals and corporations the flexibility to specify exactly which research activities the donated money will be used for. A donor who wants their donation to be used to fund a specific new technology or researcher, for example, may specify the name of the laboratory or researcher to whom the funds will be allocated.

  • To make a designated donation, fill out the online form or complete the printed form (pdf / word) and send to address at the bottom of this page.

General Donations

Finally, general donations from individuals and corporations provide funding to advance science and raise the standard of technology research in Japan.

General donations are used for the following purposes:

  • To promote research in fields with high social visibility.
  • To establish an environment for creating new research systems.
  • To support the dissemination and publicity of newsworthy research.
  • To make a general donation, fill out the online form or complete the printed form (pdf / word) and send to the address at the bottom of this page.

Benefits of Donating

To publicize the important support of our donors, RIKEN optionally posts the names of donor individuals and organizations on the main RIKEN website once receipt of their donations has been confirmed. Donors are also invited to enroll in “Supporters of RIKEN”, RIKEN's donor association. Members receive email notices of upcoming seminars and lectures.

We would like to thank following people and corporations for their generous support.
List of Donors

Inquiries

For more information, including details on tax deductions for donors and RIKEN regulations related to donations and the protection of personal information, please contact:

External Funds Office, RIKEN
2-1 Hirosawa
Wako, Saitama
351-0198 JAPAN
Tel: +81-48-462-4955
Fax: +81-48-462-4950
Email: kifu-info [at] riken.jp