Guidelines for Application of the 6th research grants


Research grants for research institutes and individuals conducting research and development that contribute to the expansion of the use of polyurethanes by human beings, such as new technology related to polyurethane and reducing the burden of polyurethane on the global environment.

2.Research field targeted and Qualifications

Research field targeted are Basic research, application research and development, and research on polymer chemistry of which mainly for polyurethane. And also related fields such as interdisciplinary research on chemistry, physics, mechanics, electricity and other related fields.
We provide grants to research groups or individual researchers that belong to Universities or Research institutes in order to support excellent research on polymer chemistry of which mainly for polyurethane. It does not matter to the nationality.
Regarding applications that are not eligible for selection, there are the following arrangements:
1) Application from groups and individuals who have a stake in the foundation
2) Research that has received research grants from the foundation or similar research at the time of application
3) Research with similar contents, currently, or will be receiving grants from other foundations.
4) Organizations and individuals and research themes that received the Foundation's research grant within two years:
such as 4th (2018) and 5th (2019) research grants.

3.Research grant amount and the term

1 million Japanese yen per grant.
About 6 researches will be selected.

The research term is, in principle, within one year since the Foundation operates on a single-year budget.

4.Application procedure and the dead line

The application starts on June 1, 2020 and the deadline is September 30, 2020.
Please complete the designated application form and send it to the secretariat of the foundation as shown below. The application need a recommender comment and he or she must be a technical director at technical college, university, research institute and others including the president or the dean. The application form can be downloaded from our website
Application form:Application format on the 6th (FY2020) Research Grants.

5.The date of grant decision and Contribution of research grants

The selection committee will decide the grants on December, 2020 and announce at the end of January, 2021. The application is evaluated in four (4) points such as the originality, the feasibility, the economy and the future prospect.

We will provide the grant at the end of March 2021.

6.Use of the research grants

The grant will be used for expenses for equipment, research raw materials, travel expenses, consumables and others necessary for the research. But it does not accept to use for general administrative expenses at research institutes and universities.


1. Research report
Recipients of the grant must submit “Research Report” and “Use details of the grant” by the end of June, 2022.
At the results report or research paper of the research grant for our foundation, academic societies, academic journals, publications, papers and other, please write that you have received the research grant from this foundation and inform us the presentation paper and report (include electronic data) for the purpose of widely disseminating the grant activities of our foundation.

2. Handling of the personal information
All personal information related to the application for research grants will be used only in the selection process. The Foundation has a right to publish the research report on our website or in a booklet. But the Foundation does not claim any rights with respect to intellectual property based on research results.
After the grant decision, the foundation will request to submit the “Certificate of Acceptance” to agree making the information public at the websites of the foundation as follows,
a. Name of grant recipient and title, institution name
b. Research project name
c. Content of the research applied
d. Research period
e. Grant amount
f. Research report
g. Photos taken at the foundation-sponsored events

3. Others
If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact the secretariat.
Also, during the grant period, change of institution or status, change or stop of the research, change of use of grant, or if you need to carry out your research by another researcher, please contact us without delay.
Please note that we cannot respond to inquiries regarding the reasons for winning or rejection.


(Where to submit the application)
International polyurethane technology foundation
Shinji Hirayama

3-1-36 Imaike-cho, Anjo, Aichi 446-8504 Japan
(Anjo Plant in INOAC Corporation)
Shinji Hirayama
TEL: +81-50-3135-8998
FAX: +81-566-98-5037

Website (International Polyurethane Technology Foundation):

Application form:Application format on the 6th (FY2020) Research Grants.