Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Mailing Address:
Marunouchi Center Building 9F
1-6-1 Marunouchi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-0005 Japan
Phone:
81-3-3211-0861
Fax:
81-3-3211-0862
e-mail:
info@mizutanifdn.or.jp
Grant Information

FAQ regarding Research Grant

Q1   When does the online registration start? / I cannot find the online registration page in the website of the Mizutani Foundation.
Q2 Is the application with the postmark on or before the deadline acceptable?
Q3 How can I correct my on-line application?
Q4 Does the representative of the organization mean the president of the University?
Q5 The permission regarding the project (item 12) is under application for approval and its copy is not available yet.
Q6 Please let me know what personnel cost can be covered by the research grant.
Q7 My affiliation will be changed before I start the project. May I submit the application from the present organization?
Q8 I cannot download/open the application form.
Q9 I want to know whether my application package has been received.
Q10 The registration number in the confirmation mail is different from my on-line registration number.
Q11 When can I receive the outcome?
Q12 Could you tell me the exact amount of the grant remitted to my account in US dollar (or in Euro)?
Q13 May I change affiliation in the middle of the grant period of the project and use the remaining of the grant money in the new organization?
Q14 Could you tell me the procedure to extend the grant period?
Q15 Please let me know the detail of the evaluation of my project.

Q1  When does the online registration start? / I cannot find the online registration page in the website of the Mizutani Foundation.
A1 

We start on-line registration on July 1st. The web page for on-line registration appears only after then.


Q2  Is the application with the postmark on or before the deadline acceptable?
A2 

We do not accept any application which we receive after the deadline regardless of the date of its postmark or any other reason including unforeseen delay caused by the courier service or natural disaster. Please try to submit your application package well in advance.


Q3  How can I correct my on-line application?
A3 

Please notify the Foundation office of any correction to the on-line registration by e-mail (info@mizutanifdn.or.jp) and facsimile (+81-3-3211-0862.)。


Q4  Does the representative of the organization mean the president of the University?
A4 

If he or she is in the position to authorize the implementation of your project in the organization, it is not necessary that he or she is the president.


Q5  The permission regarding the project (item 12) is under application for approval and its copy is not available yet.
A5 

Please state that it is pending in your application and submit the permission copy as soon as it becomes available.


Q6  Please let me know what personnel cost can be covered by the research grant.
A6 

Salaries for the Principal investigator and the collaborators are not covered by the grant. Personnel cost for post-doctoral researchers, assistants and/or technicians who are not employed by any organization can be paid from the research grant.


Q7  My affiliation will be changed before I start the project. May I submit the application from the present organization?
A7 

Please make your application with the information and signature of the representatives of your new affiliation. In case it is not possible to do so, please make your application from the present organization and after the grant is awarded please revise the first page of the application (item 1 to 8) with the information of the representatives of your new place of employment.


Q8  I cannot download/open the application form.
A8 

Please let us know by e-mail ( info@mizutanifdn.or.jp ) so that we will send you the application form by e-mail.


Q9  I want to know whether my application package has been received.
A9 

We are sending confirmation mail on receipt of your application package. In case you do not receive it within 2 weeks, please make inquiry by e-mail (info@mizutanifdn.or.jp) or facsimile (+81-3-3211-0862).


Q10  The registration number in the confirmation mail is different from my on-line registration number.
A10 

Your on-line registration number is a temporary number. On receiving your application, we issue a new number, which will be your registration number thereafter.


Q11  When can I receive the outcome?
A11 

We send out the outcome by air mail from around late January to early February. If you do not receive it by the end of February, please let us know by e-mail ( info@mizutanifdn.or.jp)


Q12  Could you tell me the exact amount of the grant remitted to my account in US dollar (or in Euro)?
A12 

The grant money is sent in Japanese yen and the amount in US dollar (or in Euro) is affected by the exchange rate of the day it is received in your bank. Therefore it is not possible to inform you the exact amount in your currency.


Q13  May I change affiliation in the middle of the grant period of the project and use the remaining of the grant money in the new organization?
A13 

Please submit following documents to the Foundation office.
1) Notification letter that you change affiliation stating the reason.
  Form is not specified.
2) Financial Report of the grant money spent in present organization and
  Interim Progress Report with the form provided in the website of the Foundation.
3) Grant application from the new organization with the information and
  signatures of the new organization’s representatives.
  (Please revise the first page, item 1 to 8 of the application accordingly.)


Please send us all the documents by e-mail (info@mizutanifdn.or.jp ) and then send the original documents by post to the following mailing address:


Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience
1-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
TEL +81-3-3211-0861 FAX +81-3-3211-0862


Q14  Could you tell me the procedure to extend the grant period?
A14 

Please try to complete your project within the determined grant period. In case it is inevitable to extend the grant period, please submit following documents to the Foundation office after February 1st and not later than the end of February for review and approval. You will be notified of the outcome whether it is approved by the end of March.
1) A letter asking for the extension addressed to Mr. Ken Mizutani,
  the chairman of the Foundation stating the requested extension period and
  the reason why such extension is necessary. The form is not specified.
2) Financial Report at December 31 or January 31 and
  Interim Progress Report using the form provided in
  the website of the Foundation.

Please send us all the documents by e-mail (info@mizutanifdn.or.jp ) and then send the original documents by post to the following mailing address:

Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience
1-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
TEL +81-3-3211-0861 FAX +81-3-3211-0862


Q15  Please let me know the detail of the evaluation of my project.
A15 

We notify the outcome of the selection by post but we do not provide detailed information regarding the evaluation.



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