To further its mission, S&R Foundation currently makes two awards – The S&R Washington Award and the S&R Ueno Award – and works in partnership with other nonprofit organizations to further the talents of young artists and scientists.

The S&R Washington Award

Mana Konishi
2002 Winner

This award is presented to talented young artists in the fields of fine arts, music, drama, dance, photography, and film. The award is especially intended to encourage individuals who contribute to international collaboration.

Each winner will be awarded the cash prize of $5,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who receives an additional $5,000 and will be eligible for a Foundation sponsored event showcasing the winner’s talents, such as a concert hall debut, gallery showing, or screening (depending on the artist’s medium and career goals).

Previous showcases supported by the Foundation have included debuts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, and recitals with the Washington Conservatory of Music, among others.

NOTE: Application must be received by October 1; Incomplete applications will not be considered.



Washington Award winners are recognized at the Washington Awards Gala every spring.

The Ryuji Ueno Award

S&R Foundation established the Ryuji Ueno Award for Ion Channels or Barrier Function Research (the “Ryuji Ueno Award”) in 2008 in partnership with the American Physiological Society (APS). This award goes to a young scientist primarily in the field of health care-related sciences such as medical, pharmaceutical and public health care research and is especially intended to encourage individuals who contribute to U.S.-Japanese understanding. The award is given to the educational or charitable institution at which the research is or will be conducted.

The Ryuji Ueno Award is given annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her research in ion channels or epithelial barrier function. APS will select the Ryuji Ueno Award recipient and give the Ryuji Ueno Award annually for eight years, beginning in 2008 and ending in 2015. The winner will receive $30,000. S&R funds the Ryuji Ueno Award by making a grant to APS each year, beginning in 2008 and ending in 2015, in the amount of $33,000.

NOTE: Deadline under review

Past winners