Nagoya, Japan – Grants of up to YEN 1m ($9,370) are available for people around the world carrying out basic scientific research into polyurethanes.
Japan's International Polyurethane Technology Foundation will be announcing the winners in January 2021. Companies interested in the grants must apply between 1 June and 30 September 2020. Up to 6 companies will be given awards, said the organisers.
The grants are aimed at basic research, application research and development, and research on the polymer chemistry of polyurethane. Work in related fields such as interdisciplinary research on chemistry, physics, mechanics and electricity could also be considered.
Work will be eligible if it is in the areas described above and if it is not currently the subject of an award by the foundation, it is not 'highly identical to work which has won an award from the foundation in the past. Finally, the work must not be subsidised by any other foundation on the same theme.
More details are available at the foundation's website http://www.pu-zaiden.jp/en.
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