Fuji Foundation for Protein Research Grant (2023)

Call for Applications

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 researchers in Europe, and specifically the Netherlands for the first year. As the Foundation’s first step in internationalizing its activities was to appoint a representative office in the Netherlands, applications from researchers based at Dutch universities only will be accepted for the 2023 grant, the first year of the international grant program. If you have a PhD and 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 2022 and 31 October 2022 to the Foundation. The successful applicant will be notified in early 2023, and payment of the grant will be made in May 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. To date, the Foundation has only funded researchers active at Japanese universities, but in 2023 it will expand this activity to include applications from researchers in Europe, and specifically the Netherlands for the first year. As the Foundation’s first step in internationalizing its activities was to appoint a representative office in the Netherlands, applications from researchers based at Dutch universities only will be accepted for the 2023 grant, the first year of the international grant program. If you have a PhD and 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 2022 and 31 October 2022 to the Foundation. The successful applicant will be notified in early 2023, and payment of the grant will be made in May 2023.

The application form and application guidelines can be downloaded here:

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Download 2023 Applications Guidelines here

Application forms A grant of 5 million Japanese yen will be awarded. (Please note: as of August 2022 this has an approx. Value of 37,000 Euros. The final Euro value will depend on the currency exchange rate at the time of awarding in 2023)

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 2022: Start of application process
  • Mid-December 2022: Shortlisted candidates that go through to the final selection will be informed
  • March 2023: Successful applicant will be informed
  • May 2023: 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 2023 will not be considered for a grant.

The application form and application guidelines can be downloaded here:

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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 2023, 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.