AESJ Awards

The Atomic Energy Society of Japan Award

The "Atomic Energy Society of Japan Award", which is presented since 1968 as a part of the activities commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Society's founding, announces a call for candidates for the award in October each year and conducts the award ceremony in March of the following year, during the "Annual Meeting". An outline of the nomination will be posted on the website of the Society. We invite enthusiastic nominations of candidates from all interested parties.
Introduction to details of the first “Atomic Energy History Making Award” (FY2008) (Japanese Only)

Rules and eligibility of the Nominations

  1. Requirements of the award nominee:

    Society membership or the representative of corporate member. May be self-nominated or nominated by others.
  2. Requirements of the recommender:

    Society membership, except for the "AESJ Best Paper Award", the "Memorial Award for Nuclear Technology" and the "Atomic Energy History Making Award".
  3. Eligibility for receiving the awards:

    Persons or facilities that achieved excellent accomplishments or provided distinguished contributions in the academics and technologies related to the peaceful use of atomic energy and nuclear radiation.
  4. Deadline for Nomination:

    31st October, 2016.
  5. Submission:

    Enter the necessary details on the prescribed Nomination Form, attach the recommendations and necessary reference materials, such as the copy of a reference paper (in the case of a book, a copy of the relevant chapter is sufficient) and forward them to the Secretariat of the Society by an email attachment or by posting a CD-ROM. Note that care must be taken, as the Nomination Form is different for each award. The Nomination Form can be downloaded by clicking the Award Categories.

    E-mail: awards[at]aesj.or.jp
    a) Make sure the title of an email is "AESJ Award nomination" and attach the Nomination Form and referenced items. Note that the Nomination Form and referenced items must be saved in separate files.
    b) In case your documents are over 10MB or if there are any documents that cannot be sent in an electronic form, please send them by postal mail following the instruction written below.

    Postal address: Atomic Energy Society of Japan, 2-3-7, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004 Japan
    a) Write down the award category and your name on a surface of the CD-ROM.
    b) Nomination Form and references must be saved in separate files. If there are documents that cannot be saved electronically, send one copy together with the CD-ROM.
    c) Label as “AESJ Award nomination” on a surface of an envelope.
    d) Please note that we will not be sending back the nomination documents.

  6. Award announcement date:

    Award will be announced to winners and nominators in early February.
  7. Others to note:

    ・ A commendation plaque is conferred at the ceremony.
    ・ Award winner will be announced in early February each year.
    ・ The awards are not conferred unless eligible candidates exist.

Categories and definitions of awards:
Award Categories Definitions
AESJ Best Paper Award
(Ronbun-sho)
This award is presented to superior papers (research papers or technical reports) of a creative and novel nature of which the principal section featured in the Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology (ISSN0022-3131), the Transactions of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (ISSN1347-2879), special issues of international conferences sponsored by the Society, as well as other publications issued by the Society. Issued date of these publications should be within three years from the nomination deadline. In general, a number of awardees are limited to three people from each nominated paper.
Award for Distinguished Technology
(Gijyutsu-sho)
This award is eligible to accomplishments that pertain to the technologies with a practical value, such as designs, processing technologies, products, plant constructions, projects, software, as well as the acquisition of test and experimental data, for which papers (research papers or technical reports) featured in the Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology (ISSN0022-3131), the Transactions of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (ISSN1347-2879), special issues of international conferences sponsored by the Society, as well as other publications issued by the Society. Issued date of these publications has to be within three years from the nomination deadline. Generally, a number of awardees are limited to three people from each nominated paper.
Award for Emerging Technology
(Shorei-sho)
This award is presented to emerging researches that entails a lot of future potentials. Such accomplishments could be the unfinished work. The candidate for this award has to be under the age of 35 years-old by the end of the relevant fiscal year, and such researches (research papers or technical reports) should be featured in the Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology (ISSN0022-3131), the Transactions of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (ISSN1347-2879), special issues of international conferences sponsored by the Society, other publications issued by the Society, or oral presentations made at the Spring or Annual Meeting. These publications or presentations should be issued or presented within three years from the nomination deadline. Generally, a number of awardees are limited to three people from each nomination.
Award for Eminent Achievements in Nuclear Science and Technology
(Gakujyutsu-gyouseki-sho)
This award honors individuals who made superior achievements over many years or amassed a large amount of work in academic or technical fields related to the peaceful use of atomic energy. A portion of such accomplishments may be publicly featured in the journals of other societies, etc., if the principal portion has been featured multiple times in the Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology (ISSN0022-3131), the Transactions of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (ISSN1347-2879), special issues of international conferences sponsored by the Society, or other publications issued by the Society.
Award for Distinguished Technology Development
(Gijyutsu-kaihatsu-sho)
This award is presented to a group those have achieved superior technical accomplishments related to the peaceful use of atomic energy, through a joint project over a long period or involving multiple research institutions and contains a member of the Society. This award evaluates how superior accomplishments were made in large scale technological developments for the peaceful use of atomic energy.
Nuclear Achievement Award
(Kouken-sho)
This award honors the daily work or social activities related to research, developmental use, secure safety, education as well as public communications and the like, which offer major contributions towards the peaceful use of atomic energy. Candidates for this award are not limited to members of the Society, as the award is conferred to the individuals or organizations that have made such achievements. For members of the Society, however, it must be clear that such contributions were made through the activities of the Society.
Atomic Energy Historic Award
(Genshiryoku-rekishi-kouchiku-sho)
This award is presented to the atomic energy related facilities, along with work and accomplishments, as well as materials that have a historical significance or have provided a massive contribution towards the progress and establishment of the peaceful use of atomic energy. More specifically, this applies to facilities both within and outside Japan, which fall under one of the categories described in the items (a) through (c) below.

(a) Facilities that have an important historical significance regarding utilizing the atomic energy or nuclear radiation from the aspects of research, development, utilization or educations;

(b) facilities that have accomplished massive contributions in fundamental, foundation, basic or educational aspects of research, development and utilization related to the atomic energy or nuclear radiation (facilities of (a) and (b) include research institutes, research laboratories, experimental laboratories, test laboratories, test facilities, power plants and other such public or commercial facilities, including those that existed in the past);

(c) work and accomplishments, track records, inventions, discoveries and other such works, accomplishments and documents that have an important historical significance pertaining to the utilization of atomic energy or nuclear radiation.

Grand Award
(Toku-sho)
A special prize will be presented to the accomplishments of exceptionally superior achievements that have been awarded the "AESJ Best Paper Award", the "Award for Distinguished Technology" or the "Award for Eminent Achievements in Nuclear Science and Technology".
* The awards are not conferred unless eligible candidates exist.