BASF established the grant program as a science-based platform to advance research in preventative health. The grant program stimulates innovation and is an ideal platform for researchers in the region to connect and exchange ideas to improve health of consumers in Asia-Pacific.
Launched in 2012, this program sees grants awarded to researchers in the region to study nutritional topics relevant for Asian-Pacific demographics and diets. With open innovation at its core, this strategic platform is also a collaboration between BASF, academics as well as food, beverage and dietary supplement manufacturers.
Each year, research proposals are peer reviewed and selected by the Asia Research Grant expert panel which includes eminent academics and key opinion leaders in human nutrition. Winners will each receive up to 40,000 Euros in equivalent local currency and will have 18 months to conduct their research.