Foundation Nakao For Worldwide Oral Health Announces the 5th Grant Application

We would like to share the news of the announcement of the 5th grant application by the Foundation Nakao for Worldwide Oral Health, established in Switzerland by Mr. Makoto Nakao, Chief Corporate Adviser of GC Corporation.

New opportunity for oral health research funding

Foundation Nakao for Worldwide Oral Health to launch new round of research grant applications on 4 September 2023

Dental academics and clinicians are invited to apply for Foundation Nakao Grant from 4 September 2023. This is the fifth round of funding made available by the prestigious foundation since its launch in 2018. The organization 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 CHF 50,000.00/per year in addition to wide exposure among dental professionals, dental industry as well as the general public of each study’s outcomes and achievements. (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)

Advancing oral health research
The foundation’s fourth round of grant applications took place in September 2022 and six studies were awarded the honor of being accepted out of a huge number of submissions. Applicants represent the following categories: government organization, non-government organization, 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. 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,” said Makiko Nakao, President of Foundation Nakao for Worldwide Oral Health at its official launch in 2018.

About the Nakao Foundation
On Sept 21st, 2018, Foundation Nakao for Worldwide Oral Health was established in Luzern, Switzerland. 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 Reinhard Hickel, Professor Clark Stanford, Professor Marco Ferrari, Professor Eric Reynolds, Professor Keiichi Sasaki and Dr Kiyotaka Nakao.

Application will be open until 4 December 2023 via the application form on the Nakao Foundation website

For details on the winners of the 4th Foundation Nakao Grant, please visit the link below.

For references and more information, please visit:

Foundation Nakao for Worldwide Oral Health Fluhmattweg13
6004 Luzern, Switzerland
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