Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Mailing Address:
Marunouchi Center Building 9F
1-6-1 Marunouchi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-0005 Japan
Grant Information
Reserch Grant


The Twenty-sixth Research Grant Offer by Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience (for the year 2019)

Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience invites grant applications for basic and applied studies in the field of glycoscience.

Eligibility: An applicant must 1) have a doctor's degree or its equivalent, 2) have a documented capability of performing independent studies and 3) be a member of a research institute where he or she can carry out the proposed project. Previous grant recipients who were awarded prior to 2014 are eligible.

Grant: As much as 7,000,000 yen may be requested. In principle, a grant will be approved for one year, however, if desired, the period can be extended up to one year with the approval of the Foundation. The total budget for grants is 70,000,000 yen per annum. No more than 10% of the grant may be used for indirect costs (overheads), and no part of the grant may be used for stipends of the principal and/or collaborative investigators.

Selection: The applications will be reviewed by the selection committee, consisting of specialists appointed by the Foundation, based on 1) glycoscience field, 2) originality, 3) scientific and social merit and 4) feasibility (see guidelines for further detail.)

Application: Applicant must 1) make online registration from here, and also 2) submit a set of application documents by courier or post. Please obtain application guidelines and form in your preferred format. We open online registration page from July 1st, 2018.

Deadlines: All the applications should arrive at the Foundation between July 1 and September 1, 2018 (Tokyo Time.) Decision letters will be airmailed no later than February 20, 2019, and the successful proposals will be funded in March, 2019.

The Protection of Personal Information: The Foundation will use personal information obtained in relation to the Research Grant for administrative perposes.

Please download the application form in your preferred format.

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