ICAAS Research Funding
2011 IRF Program - Call for Research Proposals
Amino acids have become popular as dietary supplements and in certain situations may be consumed in amounts greater than those encountered in the normal diet. The International Council on Amino Acid Science (ICAAS) is exploring scientific matters related to all aspects of safety, quality and use of amino acids. With its belief that any use of amino acids should be based on scientifically sound and responsibly controlled data, ICAAS has held a series of international workshops to discuss how to establish a paradigm for determining and/or predicting safe upper levels of amino acid intake for humans under various conditions, and started an annual research funding program to invite research proposals meeting objective specified below.
To enhance knowledge on upper limits of amino acid intakes by humans with particular emphasis on methodologies for assessing or setting upper intake levels of individual amino acids. Funding priority basically goes to research that will be able to provide human data or data directly relevant to humans.
Budget & Grants:
Accepts proposals for up to US$200,000 including indirect costs.
Period of Funded Research:
Up to 2 years
Applications must submit a pre-application no later than September 30, 2010 for the initial screening. Selected candidates must submit full applications no later than December 31, 2010.
Around April 2011
For additional information about the program and application procedure, you can download the guideline and pre- & full-application forms from below:
2010 IRF program - Selection Results
ICAAS received 9 pre-applications in the second year of the program. After careful consideration of those pre-applications and full research proposals from selected applicants, ICAAS awarded a US$200,000 grant to the project: "Development of an index of "metabolic upper intake level" instead of "tolerable upper intake level" of tryptophan for humans." of Dr Shibata, Ph.D., University of Shiga Prefecture.
2009 IRF Program - Selection Results
ICAAS was honored to receive 8 pre-applications in this first year of the program. After careful consideration of those pre-applications and full research proposals from selected applicants, ICAAS awarded a US$200,000 grant to the project: "Identification of Effective Biomakers for the Toxicity of Excessive Amino Acid Intake: An Approach Based on Global Gene Expression Analyses" (Principal Investigator: Hisanori Kato, Ph.D., University of Tokyo)
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