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Science Castle Research Fund 2024 Astellas Award

Science Castle Research Fund 2024 Astellas Award is now closed for applications.

 

Science Castle Research Fund 2024

Astellas Award, Call for Applications!

Astellas Pharma Inc. has "Contributing to the health of people around the world with cutting-edge and reliable pharmaceuticals" as its corporate philosophy and raison d'être. The Astellas Prize supports research by junior and senior high school students who are interested in health and want to solve problems, and invites them to join us in thinking about how we can all stay healthy and what "health" means. Let's think about health from all aspects, including human health itself and the relationship between people and society, and work together to create a world where everyone can be healthy.

Annual Schedule

Application Theme

"All kinds of research that considers health from the perspective of the relationship between people and society."

Summary

Subject of application Junior high school students, high school students, and technical college students (3rd year and below) who conduct research activities
Usage Expenses required for research (materials, parts, equipment, transportation, etc., excluding food and beverages) However, food and beverage expenses are excluded.)
Application Deadline Friday, April 26, 2024, 6:00 p.m.
Research Period July - end of December 2024
Reference URL https://www.astellas.com/jp/
Organizer Astellas Pharma Inc.

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details Research fee: 50,000 yen / Research mentoring by Astellas employees / Award ceremony / Presentation of research results
Number of adoptions About 5 cases

Application Requirements

  • Junior high school students or high school and college of technology students who apply must apply on their own initiative.
  • Have the consent of the parent or guardian or the school to which the student belongs
  • Be able to provide information (including contact information) to be included in the application
  • The team must be able to participate in the award ceremony hosted by Astellas Pharma Inc. to be held on a weekday in July. (The date will be adjusted among the adopted teams. It will be held online.)
  • The selected team must be able to participate in the results presentation to be hosted by Astellas Pharma Inc. on Saturday and Sunday in December. (The schedule will be adjusted among the selected teams. Transportation expenses for the presentation will be partially subsidized.
  • The applicant agrees to allow Astellas Pharma Inc. and LIVANES to publish his/her information and research results (including personal information such as name, age, school affiliation, and photograph of the applicant) on websites, publications, SNS, and other media operated by Astellas Pharma Inc. and LIVANES.

Timeline

Application period March 1 - April 26, 2024
Application Deadline Friday, April 26, 2024, 6:00 p.m.
Interview period Monday, 5/20/2024 - Friday, 5/31/2024
About Interviews This will be done online on weekdays. Applicants eligible for interviews will be contacted approximately one week after the application deadline. Please let us know in advance if any of the above interview dates are not available.
Announcement of adoption Scheduled for mid-June
Research grant period Scheduled to end July 2024
Research Period July to December 2024
Adoption Award Ceremony June 25 or July 2, 2024 (held online)
presentation of results Conducted in December *Conducted in Tokyo

Application Process

Confirmation of Terms and Conditions and Application Guidelines

Please review the terms and conditions and the application guidelines on this page, and consult with us if you have any questions about the content.

Science Castle Research Fund 2024 Astellas Award Terms and Conditions

Register for a LIVERNESS ID

All middle and high school students who wish to apply are required to register all members of the team, whether they are representatives or not, with their RIBANES ID. The Research Grant Entry screen will appear after you log in to your RIBANES ID, so please register with your RIBANES ID.

Register for a LIVERNESS ID

Preparation of Consent Form

If this is part of a school activity, please prepare a consent form for school teachers (for schools); otherwise, please prepare a consent form for the person responsible for the protection of all team members (for individuals). Please download the model of the consent form below.

Science Castle Research Grant Agreement (for schools and individuals)

Please download the above and upload it to the application form.

Application Procedure

Please click on the following icon in your LIBANES ID and click on the "New Application" button to complete the application form.

REVANES ID (Research Grant Application Page)

Click here for application form

Sustainability Department, Astellas Pharma Inc.
Ms. Yoshiko Kono (right) and Ms. Yuri Ishii (left)

Thinking about "What is Health?" across generational boundaries

Astellas Pharma Inc. ("Astellas") provides "value" to society by creating innovative new drugs and healthcare solutions to improve patients' access to healthcare and outcomes ("value") under its VISION of "standing at the forefront of changing healthcare and turning scientific advances into "value" for patients. The company provides "value" to society by creating innovative new medicines and healthcare solutions to improve patients' access to healthcare and outcomes (outcomes and conditions). For the first time, Astellas has established the Science Castle Research Fund Astellas Award to support the research activities of junior and senior high school students who are interested in and concerned about health. What is the desire of a pharmaceutical company to gather the next generation of colleagues?

Changing the way we deal with health

New drugs for diseases for which there is still no effective treatmentAstellas is committed to creating pharmaceuticals.is not only to create medicines, but also to deepen the understanding of the patients to whom they will be delivered.The patient's challenges are not only the disease itself, but also the patient's own health and wellbeing. The challenges that patients face are not limited to the disease itself.It is not only the one of When the diagnosis is made, the treatment method is selfThe difficulty of making decisions, and the lack of understanding of the people around you when you are ill.The prejudice against the patient, the anxiety about how they will be seen, etc., are all factors that can be addressed with medication alone.are challenges that cannot be solved. To contribute to people's healthAs a company, we not only provide healthcare solutions, but we also provide a wide range of services to anyone whoThe literacy activities must also be combined with the efforts to make health accessible to all people. This is what Kono and Ishii's team realized through their own conversations with patients. The duo believes that the life science company needs to take a broader perspective in its efforts toward health, rather than focusing on the point at which a patient becomes ill. Since anyone can become ill, and since everyone lives in relation to society, it is necessary for society as a whole to address health issues, without drawing a line between those who are ill and those who are not.

Toward the realization of a society in which everyone can live healthy lives in their own way

Sudden illness despite having been in good health up to that pointIf you are not aware of what you are taking, you will not know what kind of drugs you are taking or what you are taking.It is difficult to know what you need to take care of in your life to recover quickly.Vague anxiety is growing from a lack of understanding of their own body and the disease.To take appropriate actions to be healthy while dealing with chiis surprisingly difficult. Also, the freedom of what to eat and the lifestyleIn today's world of increasing health awareness, people have different ways of perceiving health.What is health for you and how do you go about achieving it? What is health for me and how can I achieve it?We hope that each one of you can think about how you should behave.The goal is to help people live healthy lives in their own way by providing them with the opportunity toThey should be getting closer. However, even in these modern times, middle and high school studentsPhysically healthy and even if they are sick, they are often preserved.It is not uncommon for them to ask for instructions from their guardians. In other words, middle and high school students are healthy.It is thought that adults do not have as many opportunities to stop and think about these issues as adults do.The "health" of the people is not the only factor that must be taken into consideration. However, it is important to realize a society in which everyone lives in good health andWith the next generation of middle and high school students, in order to sustain theHe said we need to start working on "what is health?"They thought about it.

Making health personal through research activities

In starting the Science Castle Research Fund initiative, we have decided toand "in having the ability to push forward with what I am interested in.What wonders will the high school students bring with them?I'm looking forward to seeing how they do," they say. We're going through the scientific questions.The research is not only about health issues from a societal perspective, but also from a social one.I would welcome any research that would help me to I have a picture of my own health.If not, someone close to you, such as a parent, grandparent, friend, etc.You can think about your health. This research funding was the catalyst for this project,Each junior and senior high school student thinks about "health" and asks himself/herself questions.The research theme is the theme of the research activities.We will continue to advance the project. In the course of the activity, we will deepen the questions and ideasWe are committed to creating a world in which everyone is healthy by making it our own.It must be one step closer to the present.

Science Castle Research Funding Now Open for Applications

There are no Science Castle research funds available at this time.