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Science Castle Research Grant Asahi Beverage Award 2023

Science Castle Research Fund Asahi Beverage Award 2023 is now closed for applications.

Asahi Beverage Award 2023, Call for Entries!

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" since 2019 to support the challenges of young researchers who are pioneering the future. This year marks the fifth year of the Asahi Soft Drinks Award, and we invite you to join Asahi Soft Drinks employees in creating clues to solving social issues.

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Asahi Soft Drinks Award Summary Video

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.

Examples of research up to the last fiscal year

  • Examples of health-related research
    • Making dried fruit that retains the fruit's natural vitamin C content.
    • Development of nutritional food plastics
  • Examples of environmental research
    • Can Seeds be Controlled by Scent? -The Effect of Volatile Substances Produced by Plants on Germination
    • Production of biodegradable plastics by marine bacteria
  • Examples of research on regional co-creation
    • Sebum removing ability of lecithin contained in bean curd and its recycling method.
    • Research on utilization of pine needle microorganisms in Miho no Matsubara
Online Advising
採択されたチームの研究の様子
The research of the selected teams

Comments from last year's participants

The research advisors at Asahi Soft Drinks gave me a lot of input and many ideas that I did not have.

We interacted with people from other prefectures and received advice on our research.

I can't stop getting excited just thinking about the possibility that the results of this research may be utilized in some future situation.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Video of the Asahi Beverage Award 2021

To learn more about the Asahi Soft Drinks Award, please watch the video below!

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Application Theme

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.

Examples of research up to the last fiscal year

  • Examples of health-related research
    • Making dried fruit that retains the fruit's natural vitamin C content.
    • Development of nutritional food plastics
  • Examples of environmental research
    • Can Seeds be Controlled by Scent? -The Effect of Volatile Substances Produced by Plants on Germination
    • Production of biodegradable plastics by marine bacteria
  • Examples of research on regional co-creation
    • Sebum removing ability of lecithin contained in bean curd and its recycling method.
    • Research on utilization of pine needle microorganisms in Miho no Matsubara

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 Monday, May 15, 2023 5:00 p.m.
Research Period July - end of December 2023
Reference URL https://www.asahiinryo.co.jp/csv/
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 / Adoption award ceremony / Implementation of results presentation / Presents of Asahi Soft Drinks beverages (Mitsuya Cider, etc.)
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
  • It will take place on a weekday in July,The selected team must be able to participate in the award ceremony hosted by Asahi Soft Drinks Co. (The date will be adjusted among the adopted teams. It will be held online.)
  • The selected teams must be able to participate in the presentation of results to be held on a Saturday or Sunday in December, hosted by Asahi Soft Drinks Co. (The schedule will be adjusted among the selected teams. Travel expenses for the presentation will be partially subsidized.)
  • The research topic must be one that does not involve the use of animals. *Animal studies using mice or rats are assumed. Experiments using organisms (shellfish, fish, amphibians, etc.) that do not fall within the scope of caution of the Animal Welfare Law may be submitted.
  • The applicant agrees to allow Asahi Soft Drinks and RIVANES to use his/her information and research results (including personal information such as the applicant's name, age, school affiliation, and photograph) on websites, publications, SNS, and other media operated by Asahi Soft Drinks and RIVANES, regardless of the medium.

Timeline

Application period March 1 - May 15, 2023
Application Deadline Monday, May 15, 2023 5:00 p.m.
Interview period May 29-June 2, 2023
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 the end of June
Payment period Scheduled to end July 2023
Research Period July to December 2023
Adoption Award Ceremony Conducted in July 2023 (held online)
presentation of results To be held in December *To be held at Asahi Soft Drinks Research Institute (Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture) or Asahi Soft Drinks Headquarters (Sumida-ku, 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 Grant Asahi Soft Drinks Award 2023 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, Yoshikawa & Tachibana
Iidabashi Miyuki Bldg. 6F, 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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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。