Fuji Foundation for Protein Research Grant

Call for Applications

The Call for Applications for a Grant in 2024 began on September 1st 2023.

The Fuji Foundation for Protein Research is a Japan-based NGO that encourages and supports research on plant proteins and related topics, thereby contributing to the development of science and the improvement of people’s lives around the world. Until recently the Foundation only funded researchers active at Japanese universities, but it’s now expanding to include applications from researchers in the Netherlands, where its Fuji Oil Global Innovation Center Europe is located. If you have a PhD, are employed at a Dutch university and are active in research on one of the ¬†categories defined further on this page, you may send your application between 1 September 2023 and 31 October 2023 to the Foundation via the website. The successful applicant will be notified in early 2024, and payment of the grant will be made in May 2024.

The Fuji Foundation for Protein Research is a Japan-based NGO that encourages and supports research on plant proteins and related topics, thereby contributing to the development of science and the improvement of people’s lives around the world. To date, the Foundation has only funded researchers active at Japanese universities, but in 2023 it will expand this activity to include applications from the Netherlands, where its Fuji Oil Global Innovation Center Europe is located. If you have a PhD, are employed at a Dutch university and are active in research on one of the two following categories, you may send your application between 1 September 2023 and 31 October 2023 to the Foundation via the website. The successful applicant will be notified in early 2024, and payment of the grant will be made in May 2024.

The application form and application guidelines can be downloaded here:

A grant of 5 million Japanese yen will be awarded. (Please note: as of August 2023 this has an approx. Value of 31,000 Euros. The final Euro value will depend on the currency exchange rate at the time of awarding in 2024.)

Fields of research and scope
funded by the Foundation

  1. Field: research on soybean protein and other components isolated from soybean,
  2. Field: research on other plant proteins and other new protein sources

Scope

  • The scope of the research is limited to food processing and protein physico-chemical characteristics related to food functionality.
  • Consideration will be given to novel research during selection.

Time

  • 1 September 2023: Start of application process
  • Mid-December 2023: Shortlisted candidates that go through to the final selection will be informed
  • March 2024: Successful applicant will be informed
  • May 2024: Award will be transferred to the successful candidate

Completed applications can be uploaded here

Please read the Application Guidelines for details on the procedure and application criteria.

Applicants who do not complete the application form or do not meet the criteria for 2024 will not be considered for a grant.

The application form and application guidelines can be downloaded here:

Completed applications can be uploaded here:

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    FAQ

    Do you have a question that cannot be answered by looking at our website?

    You will receive an automated reply to say that your application has been received once you upload your documents.

    For the year 2024, we are only accepting applications from candidates employed at Dutch universities. Our plan is to expand in future years.

    As the purpose of the grant is to support and disseminate scientific information, we have limited the application criteria to university research for the present time.

    As the grants are intended to support university-based research, you will unfortunately no longer be eligible for the grant.

    As long as the research fulfils the criteria and the research report can be written at the end, it is possible for the applicant to use the grant to fund research within their Group by a student.

    Other questions can be directed the contact us via Get In Touch Please allow us time to respond.