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Asahi Soft Drinks Award 2020

The Asahi Soft Drinks Award 2020 has closed for submissions.

The application deadline has been changed (as of 5/16/2020) in light of the impact of the nationwide school closures due to the new coronavirus. In addition, the schedule may be subject to change in the future in light of the social situation. If you would like to receive updated information, please let us know at the e-mail address below.
Liberace Corporation Science Castle Research Fund Asahi Beverage Award Contact: Tachibana ([email protected])

Asahi Soft Drinks, which owns brands that have been loved for more than 100 years, including Mitsuya Cider and Calpis, has adopted the slogan "100 years of excitement and smiles. The slogan of Asahi Soft Drinks is "100 Years of Excitement and Smiles. Therefore, through the Science Castle Research Fund, we are supporting young researchers who are taking up the challenge of conducting research that will make people's lives full of smiles in the future. Let's enjoy the research itself as you tackle unknown phenomena. We look forward to meeting you, the people who will create the next 100 years.

Application Theme

Involved in either health, environment, or community co-creation,
Research and development to create future excitement and smiles

Future product ideas based on R&D results are also desirable.

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 and development (materials, parts, equipment, transportation, etc., excluding food and beverage expenses). However, food and beverage expenses are excluded.)
Research Period July - end of December 2020
Reference URL https://www.asahiinryo.co.jp/company/about/

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details Research expenses 50,000 yen Research mentoring by Asahi Soft Drinks researchers
Number of adoptions About 5 cases

Application Requirements

The applicant must be a junior high school student or a high school or college of technology student who applies for the program.
Parental or school consent is required.
The applicant must be able to provide information (including contact information) that must be provided in the application form.
The applicant must be able to participate in the debriefing session on December 20 (Sun.) hosted by Asahi Soft Drinks Co. (In case of remote areas, transportation expenses for participation in the presentation will be partially subsidized.)
The applicant agrees to allow Asahi Soft Drinks and RIVANES to use his/her information and research results (including personal information such as name, age, school affiliation, and photo of the applicant) on websites, publications, SNS, and other media operated by Asahi Soft Drinks and RIVANES.

Timeline

Application period From 3/1/2020Thursday, 2020/5/14 at 6:00 p.m. → 5/29 (Fri.) 5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline Thursday, May 14, 18:00→ 5/29 (Fri.) 5:00 p.m.
Interview period Friday, 5/29/2020 - Late June Online interviews will be conducted.
Announcement of adoption Scheduled for late June →July 6 (Monday)
Research expenses Time of payment Scheduled for the end of August
Research Period July to December 2020
Initial Interview This will be conducted online on weekdays from Friday, 6/5/2020 to Friday, 6/26/2020. Applicants eligible for interviews will be contacted within one week after the application deadline. Please let us know in advance if there are any dates during the above period that you will not be interviewed.
presentation of results Science Castle Research Grant Asahi Soft Drinks Award Presentation December 20, 2020 (Sun) *To be held in Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture (Asahi Soft Drinks Research & Development Division)
Report Submission Friday, 2021/3/19

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 Grant Asahi Beverage Award Terms and Conditions (78 downloads)

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 Asahi Beverage Award Agreement (109 downloads)

Please upload the scanned data of the completed and sealed documents from the application form, and send the original documents to the Science Castle Research Funding Office.

Mailing addressTachibana, Educational Development Division, Riverness, Inc.
Iidabashi Miyuki Building 5F, 1-4 Shimomiyaibicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0822, Japan

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)

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Research Themes Name of Representative school's name
Research on utilization of plant symbiotic microorganisms in buckwheat Chika Suzuki Yamagata Prefectural Murayama Industrial High School
Development and evaluation of straws made of bacterial cellulose Eisei Ito Fukushima Prefectural Fukushima High School
Exploration of Natural Yeast YOSHIDA, Joshin Fukushima Prefectural Ajiki High School
Research on harmonization of bitter components of bell peppers and their delicious taste Saki Kato Senzoku Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
Production of biodegradable plastics by marine bacteria Hinata Ninomiya Ehime University Senior High School

Science Castle Research Funding Now Open for Applications

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