The KONA Award has been presented to the researchers who have greatly contributed to the research and development as well as education in the field of Powder and Particle Science and Technology since 1990. It was given originally by Hosokawa Micron Corporation but now is presented to the researchers from all over the world by the Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation annually. The application for this award requires a specified recommendation form written in English to be submitted to the President of the Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation.
The award candidates are reviewed by the KONA Award Committee members and the results are reported to the Selection Committee of the Foundation for the nomination of the awardee. It needs to be finally approved at the Board of Directors’ meeting of the Foundation.
The KONA Award is presented at a ceremony in or outside of Japan with a plaque and a prize of one million yen. The awardee is requested to submit the review paper to the KONA Powder and Particle Journal published annually by the Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation.