Purpose of the Program:

The program aims at enhancing mutual understanding between Asian countries and Japan through promoting research projects in the field of the social sciences or humanities that are related to Japan.


Eligible Projects for Application:

Any research project to be carried out by individual or a group in the field of the social sciences or humanities that is related to Japan.


Qualification of Applicant:

Researcher shall be of Southeast or East Asian (non Japanese) nationality, living outside Japan. Awarded researcher must conduct the proposed research by himself or herself.


Fiscal 2016 Program:

Application period : September 1 〜 October 31, 2016

Grant period :

One year (April 2017 through March 2018), but can be extended by another one year maximum upon request.

Grant budget :

\50 million in total, with 80 projects to be selected


Application:


The Application for Fiscal Year 2016 was closed.

The Application Form, the Application Guide and the Instruction Sheet for Fiscal Year 2016 attached below, for your reference only.

Application Guide                               (PDF)

Instruction Sheet for Application Form       (PDF)

Application Form                                    (PDF)       (WORD)

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The Application for Form duly filled in and signed shall be submitted together with a letter of recommendation, free-form from a person with an academic background by international courier or registered airmail.
 
Language for Application: 
English or Japanese

Selection:
The selection of applications will be made by the Foundation’s Selection Committee made up of certain persons of high academic standing. Based on such determination, the Foundation’s Board of Directors will approve the grant.


Numbers of Past Applications/Awards:
 
Fiscal Year  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Applications 258 267 305 320 305 367 368 448 614 565
Awarded 58 67 82 82 80 94 83 83 77 66

Research Projects Awarded:
You can open the grants list below.

Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2016

Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2015

Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2014

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Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2013

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Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2012

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    Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2011

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 Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2010
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Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2009
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Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2008
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Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2007
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Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2006
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Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2005
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Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2004

Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2003

Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2002

Research Projects Awarded in Fiscal 2001




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