The Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology


Academic Awards

Sun Pharma RISING SUN AWARD 2022

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. established the Sun Pharma RISING SUN AWARD in 2014 to support the young and energetic researchers aiming at further development of investigative dermatology (The name of the award was POLA PHARMA RISING STAR AWARD at the time of establishment.). In 2022, we will offer this award as follows.

Eligibility (Qualifications)

  • Applicant must be aged up to 49 years as of April 1st 2022.
  • Applicant must have been a member of the JSID for more than 3 years. (Regardless of nationality or location of affiliation)
  • Applicant can apply for the JSID Award at the same time but a recipient of the JSID Award will be excluded from the selection of the Sun Pharma RISING SUN AWARD.
  • Applicant may not apply for the Young JSID Award at the same time.

How to apply

Please apply from the following URL.

Application period: from 1 April to 30 June, 2022

Applications should include:

  1. A list of main first-author papers and their PDF files (5 papers)
  2. A list of corresponding-author or second-author papers excluding 1 (5 papers)
  3. A list of main 10 papers in the past five years (overlapped papers in 1 and 2 are acceptable)
  4. A summary of research achievements (around 400 written characters in Japanese)

Selection method

Applications will be evaluated by the selection committee (President, Secretary-General, and head of the Committee on Scientific Activities of JSID) and the award recipients (up to 3 recipients) are selected via approval by the Board of Directors. The selection committee will offer more opportunities to young researchers and female researchers.

Notification of results

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will notify the applicants of the result in August 2022.


The award will be presented in Nagasaki in December 2022 at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology. The award winner will be required to give an award lecture and a reward of one million yen each, a certificate, and a memorial object will be bestowed.

Recipients of Sun Pharma RISING SUN AWARD 2022

Gyohei Egawa (Kyoto University)
Ken Natsuga (Hokkaido University)
Naoko Okiyama (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)

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