Research Grant

About application of Grant

Please note that the grant for this year is not offered in the same way as in previous years.

♦ Changes

(1) Grants are offered by category

There are four categories:
(A) Research presentation at academic conference
(B) Networking activity or research camp for seminar class
(C) Investigative study and fieldwork
(D) Organizing or participating in research workshop

(2) The number of offerings and the application deadline differ according to the category.

You may refer to the application guideline for details.
Please apply once the details of the activity/event are set (who will participate, how much it will cost, etc.). You must apply no later than one month before the deadline.
We will notify you regarding the results of your application around one month after the deadline.

(3) We no longer subsidize products/publications or honoraria.
We now partially subsidize travel expenses (transportation, airfare, accommodation), venue cost, attendance fee, and printing / postal expenses.

♦ Submit to: (send as PDF)

Students must CC their advisor in their emailed application. The advisor in this case must be a member of the Keio SFC Academy Society.,/p>

*In the email subject line, please write "Research grant application (applicant's name)."

- For grant categories other than (A) Research presentation at academic conference, you must submit the Application Form, Research Activity Schedule, Usage Statement Form, and Participants Form.

- For (A) Research presentation at academic conference, you must submit the Application Form, Activity Schedule, and Usage Statement Form, as well as the following documents:
o A document notifying that your research was selected for the presentation
o A paper or abstract that was screened for the selection to be concluded
o Information on the academic conference (place, purpose, organizer, membership fee, pages from the program, etc.)
o A paper that is scheduled to be published in the proceedings of the conference, or your poster that you will present
* While you do not need to submit all of the above documents, the documents that you do submit will be considered during the screening of your application.

Objective of Research Grant

In 2003, the Keio SFC Academic Society established a foundation to fund research grants for SFC faculty members, SFC undergraduate and graduate school students, and members of the Society. Since then, we have expanded the scope of the grants and supported many research activities of Society members. The foundation has supported student-led meetings; research networking meetings; symposiums; research, investigation, and exchange activities outside the bounds of ordinary research; and collaborative investigation and exchange activities by multiple students and researchers. It has also supported educational seminars and workshops planned by Society members as part of education, as well as (for students only) activities related to academic conferences. The foundation also funds the publication of research results in Japan and overseas; in principle, such publication is funded when the applicant is the lead author. In all cases, a report is produced and published when the funded activity is completed. In addition, we ask applicants to prepare and publish the outcomes of their funded activities at an SFC Academic Society Open Research Forum (separate application) or via a similar forum in Japan or overseas. We recently revised the grant structure; as of 2018, the foundation subsidizes parts of research activities in principle. Additionally, grants are offered at different periods according to grant category.