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Asahi Soft Drinks 50th Anniversary Award

The Asahi Soft Drinks 50th Anniversary Award has closed for entries.

For a list of adopters, please click here.

Asahi Soft Drinks has adopted the slogan "100 Years of Excitement and Smiles" as a promise to our customers, in the hope that they can live to 100 years in life with a healthy mind and body. Under the slogan "100 Years of Excitement and Smiles," Asahi Beverages is focusing on solving social issues related to "health," "environment," and "community co-creation. As part of these activities, we have established the "Asahi Soft Drinks Award" from 2019 to support the challenges of young researchers who are pioneering the future.

In 2022, Asahi Soft Drinks will celebrate its 50th anniversary. This year's Science Castle Research Fund will be the "Asahi Soft Drinks 50th Anniversary Award," and we plan to present beverages to newly selected schools as well as an online exchange event. We look forward to receiving research theme applications from middle and high school students who are tackling unknown phenomena!

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]:Emergency food made from banana seeds and peels
Conditions for making banana chips with rich nutrients using banana fruits and peels were investigated. Optimal drying time and temperature conditions and changes in the amount of nutrients were investigated.

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]: Research on the Effect of Salt Reduction by the Salty and Umami Enhancing Aromatic Components of All-Purpose Seasonings
In order to reduce excessive salt intake among Akita residents, the possibility of enhancing salty and umami flavors with "aji-doraku no sato," Akita's all-purpose seasoning, was studied and tested.

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

Research on the effect of salt reduction by salty and umami enhancing aromatic ingredients of all-purpose seasonings (Akita Minami High School, Akita, Japan, 2021)
Is the bacteriostatic effect of black tea effective against yeast (Ota Girls' High School, Gunma, 2021)
Development of nutritional food plastics (Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School, 2021)
Can the Ingredients of Emergency Food Made from Banana Seeds and Peels Ease the Stress of Earthquake Disaster (Chuo University High School, 2021)
Transition and necessity of lactic acid bacteria flora related to soy sauce fermentation in wooden vats (Wakayama National College of Technology, 2021).
●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 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 5:00 p.m.
Research Period July - end of December 2022
Reference URL https://www.asahiinryo.co.jp/csv/feature/
Organizer
Asahi Soft Drinks Co.

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details Research fee: 50,000 yen / Research mentoring by an Asahi Soft Drinks researcher / A gift of an Asahi Soft Drinks beverage (Mitsuya Cider, etc.)
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.

Early JulyThe applicant must be able to participate in the adoption award ceremony hosted by Asahi Soft Drinks Co. (to be held online)

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 March 1 - May 10, 2022
Application Deadline May 10, 2022
Interview period May 17 - May 31
About Interviews This will be done online on weekdays. 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 interview period that you do not wish to be interviewed.
Announcement of adoption Scheduled for the end of June
Payment Date Scheduled for the end of July
Research Period July to December 2022
Adoption Award Ceremony Science Castle Research Fund Asahi Soft Drinks 50th Anniversary Award: Award ceremony to be held online in July
presentation of results Science Castle Research Fund Asahi Soft Drinks 50th Anniversary Award Presentation of results: December *To be held in Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture (Asahi Soft Drinks R&D Headquarters)

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 50th Anniversary 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
Sebum-removing ability of lecithin contained in the shells of pea (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and its reuse method. Shota Takahashi Odate Honing High School
Fermentation of peanuts and how to reuse the shells Youyo Fujiki Shibuya Gakuen Makuhari Junior High School
Can Seeds be Controlled by "Scent"? -The Effect of Volatile Substances Produced by Plants on Germination Cherry Blossom Festival (Kitano Shrine, Feb. 25) Hosei University Second High School
Difference in degradation rate of biodegradable plastics due to differences in pigmentation Kana Hirokane Yamaguchi Prefectural Tokuyama High School
Making dried fruit that retains the fruit's natural vitamin C content. Chiyu Yamada Yamaguchi Prefectural Tokuyama High School

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。