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THE SUMITOMO FOUNDATION FISCAL 2019 GRANT FOR JAPAN RELATED RESEARCH PROJECT

The Sumitomo Foundation - Fiscal 2019 Grant for Japan-related Research Projects is now open.

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 2019 Program:

  1. Grant period : One year (April 2020 through March 2021), but can be extended by another one year maximum upon request.
  2. Grant budget :50 million in total, with 80 projects to be selected

Submission Date(s): Submission to IPSR (softcopy & hardcopy) - 10 October 2019 (Friday)
Closing date of applications to Sumitomo Japan - 31 October 2019 (Thursday)
Contact Person: Ms Azahian Abdul Kadir (azahian@utar.edu.my) ext. 846
Application Procedure:
A. PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATIONS
  1. Application Guide
  2. Instruction Sheet for Application Form
  3. Application Form
The details can also be found on the Sumitomo Foundation website: http://www.sumitomo.or.jp/e/Jare/japanrela.htm

B. SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
All applications must be submitted to IPSR for internal evaluation, before submission to the Sumitomo Foundation. The documents required are as follows (click to download):
  1. Application form – duly completed and signed by the applicant in English
    -Email softcopy (to azahian@utar.edu.my) & send hardcopy to IPSR Sg Long.
  2. A letter of recommendation, free-form, in Japanese or English from a person with an academic background, regarding the proposed research, the applicant and collaborator(s)
  3. FM-IPSR-R&D-066-Executive Summary
  4. FM-IPSR-R&D-007 Recommendations Form from Research Centre & Faculty
  5. FM-IPSR-R&D-055-Institutional Screening Form - External Fund Application (evaluated by 2 panels at Faculty level)