How can I receive a grant?
Please make an application every time you need to purchase an item.
1) Manai will purchase the item(s) and send it to the applicant
2) Manai will remit the price to the applicant by bank transfer
It is discussed between Manai and the applicant which way to adopt as required. Either will be chosen upon agreement.
Is group research applicable?
In the case of group research, what would mentoring be like?
Essentially, a representative will take mentoring and report progress. Other members may take part in mentoring and report sessions when necessary. If your schedule allows, you can participate in every meeting as a group.
I can’t visit Manai in Ichigaya, but is it okay? Are mentoring and research presentations available online?
No problem. We offer mentoring online.
Is mentoring after adoption mandatory? Is it possible to receive a grant only before working on a research?
Mentoring from Manai is voluntary when necessary. Even if you don’t need mentoring, answering progress to Manai is appreciated.
I found more grants than given are needed as I proceeded with my research. What should I do?
A grant of 150,000 yen is only a rough estimate for launching your research. When we find it necessary, an extra grant will be provided upon agreement.
If I discontinued my research, would I need to refund a grant?
You should refund remitted, unused expenses for purchasing fixtures. Also, fixtures may be asked to return. You should follow M’s request for returning such fixtures.
I couldn’t use up all the grants before the research presentation. Can I receive the balance from 150,000 yen in cash?
We remit costs for approved fixtures for a designated use when necessary, or Manai purchases and sends items. Since it doesn’t mean that 150,000 yen in cash is given when starting your research, you never have to give a grant back that has already been provided (However, you need to send us back all the money remitted if your research plan changes after approval and remittance).
Do I need to send a receipt to prove the use of the grant?
We request you to send it as required. Please keep receipts of purchases.
Do all members of the group have to be in an application age range?
All members of the group are required to be junior high or high school students at the time of the final presentation.
Is the research already done in school club activities acceptable?
Yes. A grant will be given to a future research, not the one in the past. In the case you would like to apply as a school club activity, you should turn in future plans of the current research.
If it is a research performed at school, should I get an approval from a teacher prior to application?
Please clarify that you would like to make the application as a school activity with a school teacher as an advisor or as a research conducted by an individual or a group independent from school. If the former, you must get approval from your teacher.
Upon receiving a grant, what would be the obligation (responsibility/commitment) of students? What do we need to do in return for having a grant?
All you have to do is give a final presentation and enjoy your research.
When is the final presentation?
Within a year after the date of grant determination.
How much progress in my research is required when giving a final presentation?
You need to make a conclusion as of the final presentation.