FAQ 
- Last updated:July 2. 2020 -

FAQ regarding Research Grant

Q1
How can I submit the application for the Research Grant?
Q2
When does online registration start? I cannot find the online registration page in the website of the Mizutani Foundation.
Q3
Although I registered on the website, I did not receive the URL of the submission page and password.
Q4
After I submitted the application, I found mistake. How can I revise my application?
Q5
I cannot download / open the application form.
Q6
How will I know whether my application has been completed?
Q7
I cannot upload the files.
Q8
Does the representative of the organization mean the president of the university?
Q9
Can the signature of the PI, the Administrative Official and the Representative of the Organization be in digital form?
Q10
Permission regarding the project (item 12) is under application for approval and a copy is not yet available. What should I do?
Q11
Please let me know what personnel costs can be covered by the research grant.
Q12
My affiliation will change before I start the project. May I submit the application from my present organization?
Q13
When will I be notified of the decision?
Q14
Please let me know the details regarding the evaluation of my project.
Q15
May I change affiliations during the grant period of the project and use the remaining portion of the grant money at my new place of work?
Q16
What is the procedure for extending the grant period?
Q17
What is your patent policy?
Q1 How can I submit the application for the Research Grant?
A1 We change the submission process of the application package from by POST to by ONLINE since July 2020. For more information, please refer the Application Guidelines. You can apply by only ONLINE. The deadline is September 1st. Any application after that day is not acceptable. Please apply well in advance.

Q2 When does online registration start? I cannot find the online registration page in the website of the Mizutani Foundation.
A2 Online registration begins on July 1st. The web page for the online registration appears only after that time. Please note that the submission process is changed. So, please read the Application Guidelines carefully and then proceed to register and apply.

Q3 Although I registered on the website, I did not receive the URL of the submission page and password.
A3 Please check your spam folder as well. Return mail might be sorted into there.

Q4 After I submitted the application, I found mistake. How can I revise my application?
A4 Please contact us by e-mail. When sending it, the title must be your Registration Number – your Last Name (Example: 21XXXX – Mizutani). Once revision is completed, we will let you know by return mail. Please DO NOT RE-APPLY in Online Registration Form. You can revise the application before the deadline.

Q5 I cannot download / open the application form.
A5 Please let us know by e-mail (info@mizutanifdn.or.jp),so we will send you the application form by return mail.

Q6 How will I know whether my application has been completed?
A6 Confirmation will be e-mailed upon receipt of your application. If you do not receive confirmation, please let us know by e-mail (info@mizutanifdn.or.jp). If any deficiencies would be found on your application, we might contact you.

Q7 I cannot upload the files.
A7 You can upload only one ZIP folder. Please create ZIP folder consisted of the Application pdf, Papers pdf and Permissions pdf if required. Please refer the Application Guidelines how to name each ZIP folder or pdf files.

Q8 Does the representative of the organization mean the president of the university?
A8 If he or she is in a position to authorize the implementation of your project in the organization, it is not necessary that he or she be the president.

Q9 Can the signature of the PI, the Administrative Official and the Representative of the Organization be in digital form?
A9 Either the handwriting sign or the digital one will be fine.

Q10 Permission regarding the project (item 12) is under application for approval and a copy is not yet available. What should I do?
A10 Please state that approval is pending in your application and submit a copy of the permission as soon as it becomes available.

Q11 Please let me know what personnel costs can be covered by the research grant.
A11 Salaries for the principal investigator and the collaborators are not covered by the grant. Personnel costs for post-doctoral researchers, assistants and/or technicians who are not employed by any organization may be paid from the research grant.

Q12 My affiliation will change before I start the project. May I submit the application from my present organization?
A12 Please make your application with the information and signature of the representative of your new affiliation. If this is not possible, submit your application from your present organization, and after the grant is awarded, please revise the first page of the application (items 1 to 8) with information regarding the representative of your new place of employment.

Q13 When will I be notified of the decision?
A13 Notification will be sent by air mail from around late January to early February. If you do not receive notification by the end of February, please let us know by e-mail (info@mizutanifdn.or.jp).

Q14 Please let me know the details regarding the evaluation of my project.
A14 We do not provide detailed information regarding the evaluation.

Q15 May I change affiliations during the grant period of the project and use the remaining portion of the grant money at my new place of work?
A15 If this occurs, please submit following documents to the Foundation office.
1) Notification letter that you have changed affiliations, stating the reason(s). There is no specified form for this.
2) A financial report of the grant money spent while at your present organization and an interim progress report using the forms provided in the website of the Foundation.
3) Grant application from the new organization with the information and signature(s) of the new organization’s representative(s). (Please revise the first page, items 1 to 8, of the application accordingly.)

Please send us all the documents by e-mail (info@mizutanifdn.or.jp) 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

Q16 What is the procedure for extending the grant period?
A16 Please try to complete your project within the determined grant period. If this is not possible and it is necessary to extend the grant period (up to one year), please submit the following documents to the Foundation office after February 1st and no later than the end of February for review and approval. You will be notified of the decision by the end of March.
1) A letter asking for the extension addressed to Mr. Ken Mizutani, the chairperson of the Foundation stating the requested extension period and the reason why such an extension is necessary. There is no specified form for this.
2) Financial Report at December 31 or January 31 and an Interim Progress Report using the forms provided in the website of the Foundation.

Please send us all the documents by e-mail (info@mizutanifdn.or.jp) 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

Q17 What is your patent policy?
A17 You and/or your organization will own all the relevant intellectual property rights. The Mizutani Foundation does not seek any intellectual property rights for research conducted using funds received from the foundation.

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    1-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-0005 Japan
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