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.

General Researchers Grant
Winners for 2018 Institution Title
Hisashi ADACHI Deartment of Community Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine Does malnutrition predict all-cause death and cancer death during 20-year follow-up study in a community-based cohort?
Yukie HIRAHARA-WADA Department of Anatomy and Cell Science, Kansai Medical University
Visualization of bile acid species with environment-induced changes in vivo
Satoshi ISHIZUKA Research Faculty of Agriculture Hokkaido University Verification of preventive effects of dairy products and probiotics on novel models of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases
Makoto AKASHI The Research Institute for Time Studies, Yamaguchi University Potential contribution of food intake to circadian entrainment in humans
Young Researchers Grant
Winners for 2018 Institution Title
Shuhei KOEDA Hirosaki University Graduate School of Health Sciences Relationship between intestinal flora and behavior development of Japanese children with autism spectrum disorder
Mariko HOSOZAWA Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics The effect of nutrition on the development of social cognition in very preterm children
Keiko KUNITOKI Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University The Effects of Vitamin D related Gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism on Healthy Adults’ Brain Structure
Yuka NAGATA Division of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, Department of Bioscience, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama Improvement of food allergic constitution by food ingredients regulating production and metabolism of retinoic acid. 

Application Outlines for 2018 Danone Research Grant

Research fields Basic, clinical and/or epidemiological research on health and nutrition.
Evaluation priority will be placed on childhood and elderly nutrition, epidemiological studies on food  habits, efficacy of dairy products and probiotics.
Number of the awardees/
Amount of the grant
(1) General Researchers Grant: Less than 4 awardees, Grant total of 8 million yen/year
(2) Young Researchers Grant: Less than 4 awardees, Grant total of 4 million yen/year 
Period of grant January 1 – December 31, 2018
Qualifications Researchers belonging to the universities or public institutions in Japan (regardless of nationality)
Application procedures Download an application form from the website. The form must be filled out completely, and send it by e-mail or post to the DIJF office.
E-mail attention: josei@danone-institute.or.jp
*Application form should be saved and sent by Word format with password, and the password must be sent by seperate e-mail. 
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 (Mon) 2017, as indicated by the postmark on the envelope

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