FY2021 Application Information

2021 R&D Subsidies (Overseas) Application Information

1. Details

The TERUMO LIFE SCIENCE FOUNDATION provides subsidies that support research and development programs in the medical, public health and other fields with high contribution to the area to support the development of scientific technology in the field of life science in developing countries.

  • Subsidy Amount/ Period: Up to 3million yen/1year
  • Number of Subsidies: Three subsidies are available

2. Requisites for the Applicant/Application

The applicant must be a researcher at a university or hospital or a public research institution in a developing country. The applicant may be of any nationality.


The following will not be eligible for application:

  • Researchers currently receiving R&D subsidies from us
  • Researchers belonging to for-profit organizations such as private companies
  • Joint R&D with private companies, but it is acceptable to start a Joint R&D with private companies after the end of this subsidy period
  • Testing for licensing and approval (manufacturing approval, sales approval, etc.) and testing for sales promotion
  • Applicants who are unable to transfer money from our bank account due to regulations in relation to economic sanctions listed in the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)(*2) as well as the regulations stipulated in Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act of Japan (*1).

For further information, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Finance, Japan


For further information about OFAC, please refer to the website of the U.S. Department

3. Recommender

The recommender shall be the immediate supervisor to the applicant, limited to one applicant per recommender.

4. Application

How to apply:

Fill out the application form below. The application must be in English or Japanese. When filling out the application form in Japanese, only the R&D theme must be written in both in Japanese and English.

How to submit:

Send the application form with an electronic MS-Word file (whole pages) in addition the recommender's signature page in PDF by e-mail.

Application period:

May 1 to August 31, 2021 (JST)


The application form must include contact information in Japan. (For example, that of a joint researcher of research institution or medical institution in Japan. We may contact them as necessary.)

5. Selection

Selections shall be made in a professional and academic manner by evaluating the contents such as the extent of contributions to society, originality, novelty, goals, and plans, in terms of research and development.
Subsidy programs are chosen by the Selection Committee, with the Board of Directors making the final decision.

6. Notice of adoption or rejection

December 2021 (notification shall be sent to the e-mail address indicated in the application form)

7. Granting of subsidy

January 2022 (lump-sum transfer to the designated bank account)

8. Report of R&D Results


The implementation report and expenditure report must be submitted within the end of March 2023.


The report must be in English or Japanese

9. Use of Subsidy

The subsidy shall be used for expenses directly required by the program.
The subsidy will not cover personnel expenses of applicants and co-workers.
The subsidy will not cover food and beverage expenses.

10. Others

The names, organizations and project themes of the recipients of the subsidies written in the application form shall be announced on our homepage.
The personal information of the applicant shall be used within the scope of executing our subsidy services. Moreover, submitted application forms will not be returned.
Details of selection will not be disclosed.
The subsidy will not cover overhead costs such as indirect expenses of the applicant's organization or general administrative costs.
The subsidy may be requested to canceled or returned when the recipient of the subsidy makes a false declaration or report, when the target research is discontinued, when the "Report of R&D Results" was not be performed.

Contact and address to send application

1500 Inokuchi, Nakai-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa Prefecture, 259-0151 Japan
E-mail: zaidan@terumo.co.jp *For inquiries, please contact us by e-mail.