Advancement of Medical Sciences

Astellas recognizes that medical science evolves rapidly with new information becoming available continuously. Astellas seeks to advance medical sciences knowledge which plays a crucial role in the research and development (R&D) of medicines and is also important in building the capacity of health systems and human resources. To do this, Astellas supports medical, scientific research and education which contributes to the advancement of medical sciences. This support for medical professionals is executed in line with national guidelines for securing transparency.

Astellas Academic Support

Astellas provides support for educational activities in the medical and pharmaceutical fields as part of its Astellas Academic Support. Specifically, the support covers financial support for educational activities of medical and pharmaceutical-related organizations, mainly academic societies.


Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders

Astellas supports the Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders(AFRMD) to continuously support research activities by academia, while ensuring a high level of transparency and fairness, with the aim of contributing to the development of medicine and life sciences.
Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders, established in 1969, encourages life science research, especially the development and practical application of drug discovery and therapeutics, and contributes to public health, medical progress, and the development of therapeutic drugs.
The Foundation contributes to medical and life sciences through the awarding of grants for research initiatives which will support the next generation, as well as the discovery and nurturing of brilliant young talent and support for researchers by providing training and an opportunity to study abroad. 
The research donation supports "exploratory research proposals that are highly original and pioneering" or "research proposals that are expected to produce results of high clinical significance”. The Foundation supports in those Researcher below:
Researchers who propose new individualized research
Female researchers
Researchers who have just established a classroom
Researchers who have just returned from studying abroad
Researchers who are balancing life events (childbirth, childcare, nursing care) with their research
In FY2021, a total of 100 million yen for research donations was awarded to 50 researchers out of 696 applicants. In addition, a total of 36.66 million yen for overseas study subsidies was awarded to 11 researchers out of 142 applicants.
*Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders is an independent organization from Astellas.
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