Social Contribution Activities

Efforts for the Advancement of Medicine and Pharmacy


We are making efforts to meet unmet medical needs and contribute to medical and pharmaceutical advancement.


Research Grants Through Foundations and Donated Courses

We have been donating and providing research grants to public interest incorporated foundations for the development of medical and pharmaceutical sciences.

ONO Medical Research Foundation

The Foundation provides grants for research activities in the field of lipid metabolism disorders and also aims to promote research and treatment in that field through various projects, thereby contributing to the health and welfare of the public. Since its establishment, the Foundation has provided research grants and research encouragement grants every year. In FY2023, one person was awarded the Osamu Hayaishi Memorial Award, 15 persons were awarded research grants, and 16 persons were awarded research encouragement grants (under age of 43) respectively.

ONO Pharma Foundation

This Foundation aims to support principal investigators (PIs) who are scientists with creative ideas in specific scientific research areas. By providing research grants, the Foundation contributes to supporting innovations that lead to innovative medical treatments of patients and promoting the research of young researchers.

ONO Pharmaceutical Foundation for Oncology, Immunology, and Neurology

The Foundation was established in FY2022 and aims to contribute to the health of people around the world by supporting cutting edge science and researchers leading to innovative (breakthrough) research achievements in the oncology, immunology and neurology areas in which high unmet medical needs still remain. In February 2024, a total of nine recipients, three each in the areas of oncology, immunology, and neurology, were selected for research grants in FY2023.

“The Osamu Hayaishi Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad” Japanese Biochemical Society

The Society has been supporting a new project "Osamu Hayaishi Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad" since FY2017 for researchers who are motivated to conduct biochemical research related to all life sciences to study abroad. In October 2023, five researchers were approved for support as the recipients in FY2024.