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Asahi Soft Drinks Award 2021

The Asahi Soft Drinks Award 2021 is now closed for submissions.

Please click here to see the results of the Asahi Soft Drinks Award 2021.

Asahi Soft Drinks has made a promise to our customers that through our products and services, we will help them live their 100-year lives in good health, both physically and mentally.'The100Excitement and smiles for the year ahead."This slogan is "We are committed to the creation of new value for society. We have also identified "health," "environment," and "community co-creation" as three priority areas of social issues that we will address in the continuation of our business activities.

Therefore, starting in 2019, we have established the Asahi Beverage Award to support young researchers who are taking on the challenge of research that will make their future full of smiles. Through this activity, we hope that junior high and high school students will enjoy the research itself, which involves tackling unknown phenomena. We look forward to meeting all of you who will create the future.

The themes of the call for applications areResearch and development that creates excitement and smiles for the future, whether related to "health," "environment," or "community co-creation."It is.

Advise online
Kazumichi Sato, Asahi Soft Drinks Co.

The research of the selected teams

 

Examples of last year's research

Research on [Health]: Harmonization of bitter taste components of green pepper and its delicious taste
This research scientifically proposes a cooking method for bell peppers, the number one vegetable disliked by children, that preserves the original nutrition of the ingredient and makes it tasty.

Research on [Environment]: Production of biodegradable plastics by marine bacteria
We screen for microorganisms that produce biodegradable plastics by isolating and investigating more than 50 microorganisms one by one from sun-dried salt from around the world.

Research on [Regional Co-creation]: Exploration of Natural Yeast
This research is to make bread using natural yeast taken from Someiyoshino cherry trees, which are associated with historians in Fukushima Prefecture, in order to dispel harmful rumors about Fukushima. We discovered that this natural yeast has the same ability to expand bread dough as baker's yeast.

Comments from last year's participants
The series of research skills of making a hypothesis, proving it, and discussing it have been developed.
It was good to be able to communicate with students from other prefectures with whom I do not usually have the opportunity to interact through research.
It was good to learn about the research profession through my involvement with the research advisor at Asahi Soft Drinks.
We were able to realize our own growth through repeated practice of our presentations.

Past Adopters
●Production of biodegradable plastics by marine bacteria (Ehime University Senior High School, 2020)
●Study on harmonization of bitter components of bell peppers and their delicious taste (Senzoku Gakuen Junior & Senior High School, 2020)
Exploration of natural yeast (Fukushima Prefectural Azumi High School, 2020)
Development and evaluation of straws using bacterial cellulose (Fukushima Prefectural Fukushima High School, 2020)
Research on utilization of plant symbiotic microorganisms in buckwheat (Yamagata Prefectural Murayama Industrial High School, 2020)
●Cesium recovery using radioresistant bacteria (Akita High School, Akita, Japan, 2019)
● Research for the development of air fresheners using marine lactic acid bacteria (Kesennuma High School, Miyagi, Japan, 2019)
● Explore plant-derived functional substances that promote the growth of lactic acid bacteria (Ichikawa Junior & Senior High School, 2019)
●The relationship between anthocyanins and intestinal bacteria: toward the application to probiotics (Tokyo Gakugei University International Secondary School, 2019)
● Light on Yeast - Colorful Light and Fermentation (Yokohama Science Frontier High School, Yokohama, 2019)
●Study on the degradation of shredder dust using microorganisms (Hiratsuka Enan High School, Kanagawa, Japan, 2019)
●Study of the use of pine needle microorganisms in Miho no Matsubara (Shizuoka Agricultural High School, 2019)

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.)
Application Deadline Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:00 p.m.
Research Period July - end of December 2021
Reference URL https://www.asahiinryo.co.jp/csv/feature/
Organizer
Asahi Soft Drinks Co.

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available Research fee 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 is applying for the program.

Parental or school consent is required.

The applicant must be able to provide information (including contact information, etc.) to be included in the application.

The applicant must be able to participate in the debriefing session 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 February 1 - May 16, 2021
Application Deadline Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:00 p.m.
Interview period June 1 - June 22
Announcement of adoption Late June
Time of payment of research expenses Scheduled for the end of August
Research Period July to December 2021
Implementation format Initial interviews will be conducted online on weekdays. Applicants eligible for an interview will be contacted within one week after the application deadline. Please let us know in advance if there are any dates during the above interview period that you do not wish to be interviewed.
presentation of results Presentation of Science Castle Research Grant "Asahi Soft Drinks Award" results: December 12 (Sun.) *To be held in Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture (Asahi Soft Drinks Research & Development Division)

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 "Asahi Soft Drinks 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 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 addressLtd., Educational Development Division, Asahi Beverage Award, 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)

 

adopter

Research Themes Name of Representative school's name
Research on the Effect of Salt Reduction by Salty and Umami Enhancing Aromatic Components of All-Purpose Seasonings Akita Minami High School
Is the bacteriostatic effect of black tea effective against yeast? Gunma Ota Girls High School
Development of nutritional food plastics Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School
Can the Ingredients of Emergency Food Made from Banana Seeds and Peels Ease the Stress of the Earthquake? Chuo University High School
Transition and necessity of lactobacillus flora involved in soy sauce fermentation in wooden vats. Wakayama National College of Technology

Science Castle Research Funding Now Open for Applications

ただ今、募集中のサイエンスキャッスル研究費はありません。