Research Funds

<<Research Project>>

1.KAKEN Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS)

Title of Research Project:
“Clarifying Forest-Water Interactions using environmental isotope tracers and development of element cycling analysis method”

Project Period: April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2023
Research Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) 20K06140
Principal Investigator: Kato, H. (University of Tsukuba)
Budget Amount: ¥4,290,000 (Direct cost: ¥3,300,000 / Indirect cost: ¥990,000 ) 

Title of Research Project:
“Developing the model for radiation dose estimation based on the analysis of radiocesium dynamics in forest environment”

Project Period: April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2019
Research Category: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) 16K16201
Principal Investigator: Kato, H. (University of Tsukuba)
Budget Amount: ¥4,030,000 (Direct cost: ¥3,100,000 / Indirect cost: ¥930,000) 

Title of Research Project:
“Regional survey of initial canopy interception of radiocesium deposited on forest environment”

Project Period: April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2017
Research Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area) 15H00969
Principal Investigator: Kato, H. (University of Tsukuba)
Budget Amount: ¥7,800,000 (Direct cost: ¥6,000,000 / Indirect cost: ¥1,800,000)

Title of Research Project:
“Analysis of water and material dynamics using Fukushima Accident-derived radiocesium as an environmental tracer”

Project Period: August 29, 2014 – March 31, 2015
Research Category: Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up 26892007
Principal Investigator: Kato, H. (University of Tsukuba)
Budget Amount: ¥1,430,000 (Direct cost: ¥1,100,000 / Indirect cost: ¥330,000)

2. Other Research Project

Title of Research Project:
“Clarifying formation mechanisms of radiocesium concentration in eroded sediment -Estimation of soil erosion processes using close range remote-sensing technique (E-20-04)”
Project Period: April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021
Research Category: Inter-institutional collaborative research in Environmental Radioactivity Research Network Center (ERAN)
Principal Investigator: Kato, H., (University of Tsukuba), (Host Researcher at Fukushima University IER: Yoshifumi Wakiyama)
Budget Amount: ¥100,000

Title of Research Project:
“Influence of canopy interception processes on formation of radiocesium concentrations in throughfall and stemflow (E-20-05)”
Project Period: April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021
Research Category: Inter-institutional collaborative research in Environmental Radioactivity Research Network Center (ERAN)
Principal Investigator: Kato, H., (University of Tsukuba), (Host Researcher at Fukushima University IER: Prof. Vasyl Yoschenko)
Budget Amount: ¥100,000

Title of Research Project:
“Formation mechanism of dissolved Cs-137 concentration in stream water -Influences of Cs-137 leaching from soil and deposited organic material (E-20-05)”
Project Period: April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021
Research Category: Inter-institutional collaborative research in Environmental Radioactivity Research Network Center (ERAN)
Principal Investigator: Kato, H., (University of Tsukuba), (Host Researcher at Japan Atomic Energy Agency: Tadafumi Niizato)
Budget Amount: ¥100,000

Title of Research Project:
“Temporal change of radiocesium leaching from the contaminated forest canopies following the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident”
Project Period: June 15, 2018 – March 31, 2019
Research Category: IER at Fukushima University FY2018 Collaborative Research Promotion Program: Interdisciplinary Joint Research Projects in the Field of Environmental Radioactivity
Principal Investigator: Kato, H., (University of Tsukuba), (Host Researcher at IER: Prof. Vasyl Yoschenko)
Budget Amount: ¥400,000

Title of Research Project:
“TreeD – Contribution of the 3D Technologies to develop Environmental Diagnosis in forest context”
Project Period: 2018-2020
Research Category: French CNRS・International Programs for Scientific Cooperation (PICS)
Principal Investigator: Candide Lissak (Caen University)
Co-investigator:  Onda, Y., Kato, H. (University of Tsukuba, Japanese Coordinator)
Budget Amount: €30,000