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.


Application Outlines for 2022 Danone Research Grant

Research fields Basic, clinical and/or epidemiological research related to nutrition, food and health.
Evaluation priority will be placed on childhood and elderly nutrition, epidemiology on food habits, benefits of dairy products and probiotics, and effect measurement of nutrition education. 
Number of the awardees/
Amount of the grant
(1) General Researchers Grant: 3 awardees, Grant total of 6 million yen/year or less
(2) Young Researchers Grant: 4 awardees, Grant total of 4 million yen/year or less 
Period of grant January 1 – December 31, 2022
Qualifications Researchers belonging to the universities or public institutions in Japan.  For Young Researchers Grant, young male researchers under 35 years old and young female researchers under 40 years old at the end of application period. 
Application procedures Select either 1) or 2).  Download an application form from the website. The form must be filled out completely, and sent to DIJF office. 
Selection process All applications are reviewed and graded by DIJF Scientific Council members, and awardees are selected by DIJF Board members.
Application period May 15 (Mon) – July 31 (Sat) 2021

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