1. 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
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.
following projects are not eligible:
projects for profit making or those conceivable
conducive to profit making.
research projects for a third party.
projects which have been already substantially
grant is not a scholarship, a fellowship or a
grant for publication of research results alone.
Individual or collaborative research
The applicant must:
a researcher Asian (non Japanese) nationality (For
fiscal 2012, priority is given to East and
Southeast Asian nationals);
living outside Japan during the grant period in
(Please do not apply if you intend to stay in
Japan for more than six month during the grant
period as a student, visiting professor, etc.);
personal responsibilities for conducting the
proposed research project.
Please note that the above conditions are applied
to the applicant of the collaborative research as
Direct expenses for the proposed research that
fall under the list of “Category for Applicable
Expenses” or “Instruction Sheet for Application
Please note that the following expenses are not
for services rendered by the applicant and/or
his/her collaborator(s). (The term “collaborator(s)”
here refers to any researcher(s) who carry(ies)
out the proposed research in collaboration with
the applicant and can be considered co-author(s)
when the result of said research are published).
expenses of universities, research institutes, or
other organizations to which the applicant and/or
and procurement of any instrument, apparatus or
equipment for general use such as facsimile
machines, copying machines, and so on.
of This Grant
- Approx. ¥55 million in total, with approx. 70
projects to be selected
Amount for Each Project
- ¥0.3 - ¥1.2 million
One year (April 2013 through March 2014), but can
be extended by another 6 months maximum if
of Applicants (as Grantees)
The applicant is required to agree on and follow
the provisions stipulated in The Sumitomo
Foundation’s standard “Memorandum of
Understanding” once his/her applications for the
grant is approved by the Board of Directors of The
and Approval of Eligible Project
Application for this grant will be evaluated for
selection by the Selection Committee of The
Sumitomo Foundation. The Board of Directors of The
Sumitomo Foundation, scheduled to meet in March
2013, will give the final approval to the
selection of the projects eligible for this grant.
Results of the selection will be notified to the
applicants by airmail.
application form filled in and duly
the applicant in Japanese or English – 1 original
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) - 1
Guide, Instruction Sheet for Application Form and
application forms can be found on The Sumitomo
Foundation website: http://www.sumitomo.or.jp/e/index.htm.
2. INTERNAL SCREENING
All application will be reviewed at Faculty
Internal Screening (1 evaluator) and recommended
by RC and Faculty before submission to IPSR. The
forms required are:
Screening Form; and
from RC & Faculty.
Both forms are available at: UTAR Research Portal http://research.utar.edu.my/handbook/b.html
3. DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION
Fiscal 2012 Program:
Application period : 1 September ～ 31
Opening Date of Applications
1 September 2012
Application reviewed by Faculty Panel of
1 September 2012 – 29 September 2012
Submission to IPSR
30 September 2012
IPSR Consolidation and submission by IPSR to
1 - 15 October 2012
Closing Date of Applications to Sumitomo Japan
31 October 2012
make sure the application sent to IPSR is the
Final Application to avoid late submission to
Sumitomo Japan. Application
by means of facsimile or email is invalid.
refer to the Guidelines ruled out by Sumitomo
before submitting the application.
3. Please fill in the form in black with computer
or typing machine, using font size of 10-point or
bigger where applicable and describe as such.
Handwritten application is not acceptable.
4. Please do not staple or bound the application