DIJF has stopped accepting Danone Research Grant applications for FY2023 and beyond.

DIJF has decided not to accept grant applications for FY2023 and beyond based on the decision to focus on Danone Nutrition Forum and Nutrition Seminars.  
Thank you for your understanding.  

▼ Check out the past winners.

Danone Institute of Japan Foundation (DIJF) annually supports scientific studies on food and nutrition, including studies to prevent various life-style related diseases, with the aim to promote and encourage researches on health and nutrition in Japan.

All applications are reviewed and graded by DIJF scientific council members, and recipients are selected by DIJF board. All research results are presented at DIJF conference.

Winners of 2022 Danone Research Grant

General Researchers Grant

Winners for 2022 Institution Title
Tomohide YAMADA Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diabetes, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Personalized and standardized approaches to healthcare utilizing artificial intelligence.
Tomoko KAWAI National Research Institute for Child Health and Development
Division of Fetal Development, Department of Maternal-Fetal Biology, National Research Institute for Child Health and Development
Elucidation of the effects of perinatal nutritional environment on infant’s lifelong health
Yorito HATTORI National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Elucidating the mechanism of human gut dysbiosis and development of novel treatment for stroke based on ‘Brain-gut axis’.

Young Researchers Grant

Winners for 2022 Institution Title
Hanako NAKAJIMA Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Effect of probiotics on prevention of sarcopenia in older people with type 2 diabetes mellitus through the metabolome
Fumina OHASAKA Division of Applied Bioscience, Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University The role of microRNA on health promoting effects of prebiotics and probiotics
Daiki WATANABE National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition Association between temporal changes in diet quality and concurrent changes in dietary intake, body mass index, and physical activity among Japanese adults: A longitudinal study
Tomonori KAMIYA Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Molecular and biomedicine, Department of Pathophysiology The mechanism of oral cancer development and exploration of probiotics for its prevention focusing on the oral environment and microbiota