The Gen Foundation

Level of study
Any Postgraduate
Subject area
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences
Nationality
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Charity/Trust
Deadline for applying
Opens November 2017

Award Description

The Gen Foundation was registered with the Charity Commission on 14th August 1998.  The aim of the Foundation is to enhance the importance of cross-cultures between Japan and the rest of the world in today's global society.

The Foundation is supporting those who excel in the areas of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology.

Since 1998, awards have been granted to over 100 people studying or researching within these fields.  Successful candidates are asked to submit a report to the Trustees at the end of their studies.

All potential candidates should be aware that the Gen Foundation grants are one-off, non-renewable awards.

Diversity Policy

The Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates.   It is the policy of the Foundation not to discriminate against any candidate, whether it be on the grounds of:

• colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin;
• religion or belief;
• sex, marital status or gender reassignment;
• sexual orientation;
• disability; or
• age.

Value of Award

The amount of each grant is based on the merits of each application, and is set at the Trustees' discretion.  Previous grants have ranged between £500 - £5,000.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Gen Foundation grant, an applicant:

  • Must study and/or research in the field of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology and

  • Should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

The Foundation does not support undergraduates, short-term training, conferences, seminars, or thesis writing.  Such applications will not be considered.

 

How to Apply

Details of the application process can be found on the Foundation's website.

Website
http://www.genfoundation.org.uk/