The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation has research grants available.
Two major objectives of the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation are:
1) to contribute to the society by promoting international understanding and
2) to realize the society where mankind respect and harmonize with nature under the concept — coexistence of Nature and Mankind.
In line with these goals, the Foundation provides funds to research activities in the areas of humanities and social sciences which pertain to above mentioned two objectives. Research activities of social, academic and international needs in the areas of humanities and social sciences which promote international understanding and/or coexistence of Nature and Mankind. Those should contribute to the society by developing personnel with international perspective, establishing international relationships, solving various issues existing between Japan and other countries, and coexistence of Nature and Mankind.
Pioneering research based on creative ideas is especially welcomed.
Eligibility: 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 residence. Around 40 grants will be awarded. The maximum amount per researcher is 500,000 yen.
Deadline: Application forms must reach the Foundation by May 15, 2015.
If you have any inquires about application, please send E-mail to the Foundation directly.