The Sumitomo Foundation

The Sumitomo Foundation is offering grants to researchers conducting studies in the field of social sciences or humanities that are related to Japan. The programme, aimed at promoting mutual understanding between Asian countries and Japan, is open to all Asian researchers (except those of Japanese nationality) living outside of Japan.

The grant period is for one year (March 2011 – March 2012) and approximately 55 million yen has been budgeted for the programme, whereby about 70 projects will be selected by the Foundation’s Selection Committee.

The application period for the grant is from 1 September 2010 – 31 October 2010, and interested researchers are encouraged to apply.

Application forms and guidelines may be obtained from the Foundation's website at

For further enquiries on the programme, the Foundation, its activities please refer to:

The Sumitomo Foundation
1-12-16 Shibadaimon
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0012

Tel: 81-3-5473-0161
Fax: 81-3-5473-8471

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