Foundation Nakao for Worldwide Oral Health to launch new round of research grant applications

In an exciting new opportunity for oral health research funding, dental academics and clinicians are invited to apply for a Foundation Nakao Grant from 21 September 2021.

This is the third round of funding made available by the prestigious foundation, since its launch in 2018. The organisation supports clinical trials and research in important topics such as minimum intervention dentistry and oral health of the elderly.

Successful applications will receive fully funded projects of £40,00 per year in addition to wide exposure among dental professionals, the dental industry as well as the general public of each study’s outcomes and achievements.*

Advancing oral health research

The foundation’s second round of grant applications took place in September 2020 and seven studies were awarded the honor of being accepted out of a huge number of submissions. Applicants represent the following categories: government organisation, non-government organisation, university, research institution or other.

Foundation Nakao supports academic research and clinical studies contributing to its founding goal, which is the improvement of oral health and subsequent raised quality of life of all people in the world. Key oral health research areas that address Minimum Intervention Dentistry, Oral Health in Ageing Populations and the 8020 movement, Tooth Function, the prevention of Oral Frailty and Dental IQ.

“The inspiration for the Foundation came from a topic that is very close to our hearts: the impact of oral health on quality of life,” said Makiko Nakao, President of Foundation Nakao for Worldwide Oral Health at its official launch in 2018. “My husband and I believe that dentistry has a fundamental role to play in the health and longevity of people around the world. We look forward to seeing this becoming a reality through the activities of the Foundation.”

About the Nakao Foundation

Foundation Nakao for Worldwide Oral Health was established in Lucerne, Switzerland, on 21 September 2018. This was made possible by Mr Makoto Nakao, former Chairman of GC Corporation, who after 42 years at the helm of the company donated his privately-owned company shares to support this noble initiative.  

The management board of Foundation Nakao boasts a team of distinguished dental professionals from four continents; Europe, America, Australia and Asia. They are Professor Reinhart Hickel, Professor Clark Stanford, Professor Marco Ferrari, Professor Eric Reynolds, Professor Keiichi Sasaki and Dr Kiyotaka Nakao.

Applications will be accepted until 24 November 2021 via the application form on the Nakao Foundation website

For references and more information, please visit:

Foundation Nakao for Worldwide Oral Health
Fluhmattweg 13
6004 Luzern, Switzerland 

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*Max 2 years and up to CHF 100,0000. If the project budget is over CHF 50,000 in two years, the applicant needs to submit applications for the second year as well.

Published: 1 September, 2021 at 08:42