The Foundation has two kinds of Fellowship Programs that give opportunities for advanced bioscience research works and medical trainings to medical doctors and researchers from various countries by having them attend leading institutions in Japan.
The Takeda Science Foundation provides international medical/pharmaceutical researchers with opportunities to conduct research in Japan. From among the candidates recommended by local screening committees in the seven designated countries of Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Korea, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam, fellowship recipients are decided following the prescribed screening process and approval by the Chairman of the Foundation.
In addition to candidates from those seven countries, researchers from other countries whose applications have been filed by mentor doctors residing in Japan, and who are recommended by the screening committee, receive fellowship grants upon approval by Chairman of the Foundation.
Each year, the number of international researchers to receive support is decided following approval by the Board of Trustees. Fellowships will be awarded to about 50 researchers in total, about 40 from the seven designated countries and about 10 from other countries.
The expertise of eligible researchers covers a broad range of fields, from basic medicine or life science to clinical medicine. Between 1963, the year of the Foundation’s establishment, and the end of March, 2023, fellowships have been offered to a total of 1,851 researchers from 47 countries.