Applications have closed for this year.The information about the applications for the next year will be announced in March, 2014.
How to apply
*Please register your application, after completing your application form.
One of the objectives of The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation is to contribute to the development of world culture and peace by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.
In line with this goal, the foundation provides funds to research activities in the areas of humanities and social sciences which pertain to establishing international relationships based on global perspectives, solving various issues existing between Japan and other countries, or proposing various measures to promote mutual understanding.
(I) Focus and Scope of Research to be Granted
|1.||Focus and Scope of Research
Research activities of social, academic and international needs in the areas of humanities and social sciences which promote international understanding and developing personnel with international perspective, or which pertain to establishing international relationships, solving various issues existing between Japan and other countries; especially pioneering research based on creative ideas is welcomed.
|2.||Eligibility and Conditions for Applicants
Students in doctoral course and researchers within five years after finishing doctoral course,
who have not received grants from the foundation in the past.
* There are no restrictions based on nationality, affiliation, or area of resicence.
(II)Outline of the Grants
|1.||Number of Grant Recipients
Around 40 students/researchers
|2.||Amount of Grants
|3.||Term of Grants
Term of grants shall be one year from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.
|4.||Use of Grants
|5.||Main Duties of the Recipients and Others
(III)Method and Criteria of Screening
Careful and fair screening will be conducted by the screening committee of the Foundation in late July, 2013.
|2.||Notice of the result
The result of the decisions will be informed to the applicants by e-mail by the beginning of August, 2013, but please understand that the Foundation will not respond to inquiries regarding reasons for the decision.
|3.||Criteria of Screening
In screening, the following items are considered;
In the areas of humanities and social sciences,
(1) Research which is in line with the objectives and activities of the Foundation,
(2) Research which is high in 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 has excellent research plans and setups, and
(5) Research with rational and appropriate budgets.
|Guide for each form|
|Document required for Change of the Research plan||Document required for Change of the Research plan|
|Document required for Suspension of the Research plan||Document required for Suspension of the Research plan|
|Documents required when you complete the research||Research Grant Financial Report|
|Documents required to report the publication of the research||Report of Publication of Research Results|