Tanita Research Grants

Supporting ground breaking research across the world

Supporting ground breaking research

At Tanita, we are continually working to validate and expand the use of BIA technology by supporting innovative scientific research projects with research awards.

If you are researching the impact of changing body composition as part of a nutrition, sports performance or weight management programme and would like to incorporate Tanita BIA technology or use it to expand your study, we would like to hear from you.

Tanita Europe Research Awards

There are a variety of grants available on an ongoing basis throughout the year. These are:

  • Donation of equipment Receive a MC-780 MA Segmental Body Composition Monitor. A stand-alone unit that provides a full segmental body composition analysis in less than 20 seconds. Measurement results are automatically stored on the SD Card, sent to a PC or transferred to a printer to generate a full consultation sheet. Data can be sent wirelessly to a PC or Windows Tablet using a Bluetooth adaptor. Data can be stored and used for trend analysis using GMon Health Monitor Software.

  • Financial Award Receive a financial contribution up to 4,000 towards your research project.

  • Preferential rates on Tanita Professional products
    Purchase Tanita Professional products at a specially reduced rate. Eligible applicants include research organisations, universities, healthcare institutions and weight management organisations based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Allocation of grants

If a grant application is successful, the principal applicant will be contacted by the Tanita Europe office with details of the allocation.

Use of grants: terms and conditions


A Tanita Europe Research Award must be used to carry out the proposed research within the specified timeline. On completion of the study, where relevant the recipient must:

  1. Submit a report on the research findings.
  2. Supply raw anonymous data. (This will only ever be used for internal use and to further increase the accuracy of future Tanita technology and never shared with a third party.)
  3. Submit findings to an appropriate scientific journal for publication.
  4. Provide a testimonial review of our technology and how it has impacted on the research project.

How to apply Complete the TANITA EUROPE RESEARCH AWARD application form and email to kim.ramessa@tanita.eu

    Your Application will be reviewed and you will receive a response within 21 days of submission. Please note:
  1. We cannot respond to enquiries as to why specific applications were accepted or rejected.
  2. Applications will not be used for any purpose other than the selection process.
  3. All research projects included in an application must have received prior approval from an Ethics Committee.
  4. The names of recipients may be announced on the Tanita website and Tanita social media communications.

Confidentiality Personal information included in grant applications will not be used for any purpose other than that required for grant processing, such as notification of the applicant.

Tanita Healthy Weight Community Trust Prevent Obesity Award

Since the foundation of the Tanita Healthy Weight Community Trust in 1994, marking the company’s 50th anniversary, the Trust has invested more than €500,000 in over 60 research and educational programmes. Previous recipients have come from hospitals, universities, research institutes and health programmes and their work has covered a wide spectrum of research topics spanning every life stage. Many projects have resulted in published articles and all share the common goal of reducing obesity and promoting healthy active living.

Each grant winner is awarded up to 500,000 to 1,000,000 Japanese yen (€4,600 to €9,300 depending on exchange rates). Applications are welcome from 1 April to 30 June 2016 and the six to eight winning entries will be published on the Tanita website in September 2016 and funds awarded in October 2016.
For more information on previous grant winners, application forms and dates please click here