How to apply
(I) Targeted Research
|1.||Areas of Research
Research activities in the areas of humanities and social science which are expected to contribute to achieving the goal of the Foundation, by
- promoting "international understanding" by solving various issues which exist between Japan and other nations
- promoting "co-existence of nature and mankind"
The research is required to have global perspective and be based on high social and academic demand. Pioneering researches based on creative ideas are highly welcome.
|2.||Eligibility and Conditions
(II) Outline of the Grants
|1.||Number of Grant Recipients
Around 50 students / researchers
|2.||Amount of Grants
|3.||Term of Grants
Term of grants shall be one year from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
|4.||Use of Grants
|5.||Main Duties of the Recipients
(III) Selection method and Criteria for screening
|2.||Notice of the result
|3.||Criteria of Screening
In screening, we focus on researches in the areas of humanities and social science which meet the following criteria:
1) Research which is in line with the objectives and activities of the Foundation,
2) Research which has high social and academic importance
3) Research which is creative and pioneering
4) Research which will be carried out by highly motivated and competent researchers and with excellent research plans and setups
5) Research with rational and appropriate budget plan.
(IV) Application Procedures
|1.||Register the applicant information and acquire a "Reference Number"
Please access the applicant information registration site at the following URL to acquire a "Reference Number."
|2.||Download the application forms
Please download the application forms from the following URL.
(Application form / Recommendation)
|3.||Fill in the application documents
Please fill in the forms in either Japanese or English.
Do not fail to fill in the "Reference Number" on each sheet of the application documents. (Application forms without Reference Number is INVALID.)
|4.||Submit the application documents
After filling in all the necessary items and printing out, sign or put a seal.
2)"Application Form-Attachment No.1-6"
After filling in all the necessary items in word format, please save them in PDF format.
3)"Letter of Recommendation"
Please prepare a letter of recommendation written and signed by a recommender (or with a seal of a recommender).
Make a scanned copy of "Application Form" (above 1) ) and "Letter of Recommendation" (above 3) ) as one PDF file. Then, upload the file together with the attachment forms from the following website:
*Reference Number and E-mail address are required to log in.
Following documents are not acceptable. (will be excluded from the screening process)
As the application documents will not be returned once submitted, please make sure to save a copy before submission.
If you are selected as a recipient of this grant, you cannot receive any scholarship or grant offered by K. Matsushita Foundation during the year you receive the grant.
April 1 (Mon) ~ May 9 (Thu), 2019
* Application will be closed at 11:59 pm. on May 9, 2019.
|6.||Inquiries for Application:
If you have any inquires about application, please ask by E-mail to the following address. Please indicate your Reference Number if you have already acquired it. The Foundation office will be closed from April 27 to May 6, 2019 for Golden Week holidays. As our response may delay due to rush of inquires after the holidays, please contact us before the holidays if possible.
Items of Expenditure
Reward / payment to cooperators
Reward / payment to assistants
|Rewards to cooperators for their advice and cooperation
Rewards to staff temporarily employed to assist your research including drivers, those engaged in data input work, etc.
|Transportation and accommodation expenses required for a trip (for survey, attendance to conference, etc.) which exceeds 100 km one way
Miscellaneous expenses including overseas travel insurance
|(3)||Survey / Equipment
|Expenses incurred by contracting questionnaire surveys, data collection, etc.
Expenses including development of computer programs, data processing, computer rental fee and program rental fee
|(4)||Documents & copying
Purchase of books,
Printing / Copying
|Expenses for purchasing books and thesis, etc.
Expenses for purchasing recording media such as films, tapes, and disks.
Expenses for printing questionnaire and data collection forms, etc. and for copying books
Rent for a venue
|Rental fee of the space used for conferences
Refreshments and lunch served at the conference, communication expenses, etc.
|Transportation expenses required for research activities (trips within 100 km one way), communication expenses and expenses for transporting equipment|
|(7)||Consumables||Office supplies and consumables|
|(8)||Miscellaneous||Expenses which are not included in any of the above items.
Translation expenses, proofreading expenses, stenography expenses, gifts to survey respondents, gifts to organizations surveyed, maintenance expenses for equipment and fixtures, attendance fee to conferences and other expenses
The following expenses are not accepted:
- Personnel / living expenses and tuition fee of a researcher
- General operating expenses required for managing research organizations
- Expenses required for printing reports, issuing publications, holding symposiums, etc.
- Expenses to attend an academic conference held outside the country of residence.
- Expenses to purchase equipment including personal computers, photo equipment, visual equipment, copying equipment and printing equipment, etc.
*Grant will be transmitted to the bank account of the recipient. It cannot be transmitted to the institution, or universities the recipient belongs to.