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Japan

Abe Fellowship

OUTLINE

The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.

RESEARCH FIELDS

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the four themes below. The themes are:

1) Threats to personal, societal, and international security
Especially topics on food, water, and energy insecurity; pandemics; climate change; disaster preparedness, prevention, and recovery; conflict, terrorism, and cyber security are welcome. 

2) Growth and sustainable development
Especially topics such as global financial stability, trade imbalances and agreements, adjustment to globalization, climate change and adaptation, and poverty and inequality are welcome.

3) Social, scientific, and cultural trends and transformations
Especially topics such as aging and other demographic changes, benefits and dangers of reproductive genetics, gender and social exclusion, expansion of STEM education among women and under-represented populations, migration, rural depopulation and urbanization, impacts of automation on jobs, poverty and inequality, and community resilience are welcome.

4) Governance, empowerment, and participation
Especially topics such as challenges to democratic institutions, participatory governance, human rights, the changing role of NGO/NPOs, the rise of new media, and government roles in fostering innovation are welcome.

ORGANISATION

Abe Fellowship

ELIGIBILITY

Citizens of the United States and Japan as well as nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States. Applicants must hold a PhD.

DURATION

From 3 to 12 months.

DEADLINE

Annually, September

LINK

Read more


Japan Foundation


- Japanese Studies Overseas and Intellectual Exchange


- Japanese Studies Fellowship Program

OUTLINE

Japan Foundation offers fellowships to further efficient promotion of Japanese Studies and intellectual exchange between Japan and the rest of the world.

RESEARCH FIELDS

Japan related, humanities, social sciences

 

ORGANISATION

Japan Foundation

ELIGIBILITY

Scholars of Japanese studies, Non-profit organizations

WHAT IS FUNDED

Fellowships for overseas Japanese studies scholars to conduct research in Japan and grant programs for collaborative research and dialogue projects carried out to contribute to solving the problems confronting the world

DURATION

Long-Term2 months (60 days) to 12 months
Short-Term21 to 59 days
Doctoral Candidates4 to 14 months

DEADLINE

Annually, usually December

LINK

https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/intel.html (If you experience difficulties with the attached link, copy the URL and open it in a separate browser)
Outline (PDF)

 

Japan Society for the Promotion Science


JSPS Open Partnerships, Joint Projects and Seminars

OUTLINE

JSPS promotes international scientific exchanges between Japan and counterpart countries in accordance with agreements or memoranda of understanding concluded with partner agencies in those countries (in Denmark: Danske Universiteter).

RESEARCH FIELDS

Various

 

ORGANISATION

Japan Society For The Promotion of Science

ELIGIBILITY

Depends on agreement, check the list of countries eligible under each agreement

WHAT IS FUNDED

Mainly joint research projects, joint seminars and researchers’ exchange

DURATION

Various

DEADLINE

Depends on instrument                                     

LINK

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/index.html

Please note: JSPS contains several funding opportunities. The list is regularly updated. Check the link above for current funding opportunities.


Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science


JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

OUTLINE

The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities for young postdoctoral researchers from overseas to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in Japanese universities.

RESEARCH FIELDS

Humanities, social sciences, natural sciences

ORGANISATION

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

ELIGIBILITY

Danish applications are submitted to Danske Universiteter who annually recommends two applicants to JSPS. Candidates for the fellowship must hold a doctorate degree when the fellowship goes into effect.

DURATION

12-24 months

DEADLINE

5 months prior to start of program between 1 April and 30 November

LINK

Read more - Danske Universiteters website
Read more - JSPS homepage



Sasakawa Peace Foundation

OUTLINE

Promoting international exchange, international cooperation, international understanding.

RESEARCH FIELDS

Various

ORGANISATION

Sasakawa Peace Foundation

ELIGIBILITY

Non-profit and voluntary organisations. Applications are accepted regardless of nationality.
Ineligible: Personal requests by individuals, Applications for scholarships (read more)

WHAT IS FUNDED

Projects pertaining to

  • Efforts to Ensure Peace and Security in the International Community
  • Addressing Positive and Negative Aspects of Globalization
  • Promotion of Mutual Understanding between Priority Regions and Japan

DURATION

1-3 years

DEADLINE

As projects eligible for grants begin on 1 April, the deadline is the last day of October the previous year. However applications may be submitted at any time.

LINK

https://www.spf.org/e/ (If you experience difficulties with the attached link, copy the URL and open it in a separate browser)

 

Toshiba International Foundation

OUTLINE

TIFO strives to contribute to enhance international understanding of Japan by promoting cultural exchanges, including the organization and sponsorship of symposia and seminars.

RESEARCH FIELDS

Research must relate to and promote the understanding of Japan.

ORGANISATION

Toshiba International Foundation

ELIGIBILITY

Non-profit organizations capable of performing the proposed project.

Ineligible: Applications from individuals and applications for expenses to stay in Japan for an extended period

WHAT IS FUNDED

Symposia and seminars, cultural programs, research and studies, programs that train students who will promote international understanding of Japan

DURATION

Various

DEADLINE

Annually, November

LINK

 http://www.toshibafoundation.com/index.html  (If you experience difficulties with the attached link, copy the URL and open it in a separate browser)

 

Toyota Foundation – Research Grant Program

 OUTLINE

The Toyota Foundation provides grants to research and projects relating to human and natural environments, social welfare, and education and culture, in line with our founding philosophy of “contributing to the realization of a human-oriented society for the sake of greater human happiness.”

RESEARCH FIELDS

Various

 

ORGANISATION

The Toyota Foundation

ELIGIBILITY

No limitations with regard to the nationality or place of residence of the project representative or participants, nor any restriction with regard to their affiliation (or lack thereof) with a university, research institute, NPO/NGO, or other organization.

WHAT IS FUNDED

Joint and individual projects

DURATION

1-2 years

DEADLINE

Annually, June/July.

LINK

http://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/index.html