分子科学研究奨励森野基金

当基金は、故森野米三東京大学名誉教授が、わが国における分子科学研究奨励のため、私財50百万円(その後の追加信託を含め計441百万円を拠出)を三井信託銀行株式会社(現三井住友信託銀行株式会社)に託し、文部省(現文部科学省)の認可を得て1985年8月1日公益信託として設定されました。

 Professor Yonezo Morino (1908-1995), an outstanding and influential Japanese molecular scientist, founded the Morino Foundation for Molecular Science (or simply, the Morino Foundation) by endowing it with his personal property in 1985. Upon Prof. Morino’s passing away in 1995, the fund received a rich legacy. Furthermore his wife, Mrs. Yoshi Morino, donated to the Morino Foundation all her inheritance on her passing away in 2005.

 The scientific accomplishments of Professor Morino have been summarized and celebrated in a special issue of the Journal of Molecular Structure published in 1995, edited by Hirota, Kimura, Kuchitsu, and Tanimoto  (J. Mol. Struct. 352/353, 1 (1995)). The term "Molecular Science" was introduced to Japan by Professor Morino and other Japanese scholars in early 1960s; this research focus culminated in establishment of the Institute for Molecular Science in Okazaki, 1975, is a brilliant accomplishment of their endeavor.

 

 

 

Prof. Yonezo Morino

森野米三教授の研究業績は、学術誌の特集号(E. Hirota, M. Kimura, K. Kuchitsu, and M. Tanimoto, J. Mol. Struct. 352/353, 1(1995).)に記念掲載されています。

森野先生は、他の先生方と協力して、学術用語としての「分子科学」、および、 "Molecular Science"を1960年代初頭に日本に定着させました。さらに、1975年に分子科学研究所の設立に至ったのは、先生をはじめとする多くの方々のご尽力の成果でした。こうした研究活動は、現在に引き継がれ、

当基金では、若手助成、外国人招聘、学会出張補助、国際会議開催援助を行っています。

 

 Presently, the Morino Foundation supports four kinds of activities;

  1. Research Funds to promising young molecular scientists,
  2. Morino Lecture to invites outstanding scientists from abroad,
  3. Support for International Conferences organized in Japan,
  4. Support for traveling expenses of Japanese molecular scientists who wish to report at the international meetings.

 

 If you wish to receive support from the Morino Foundation, please contact the chairman for the application procedures.