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. It also supports events that promote exchange between Japanese and overseas researchers. The foundation has hitherto 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, the results of the funded activity are made publically available at an SFC Academic Society Open Research Forum or via a similar forum in Japan or overseas.
Submissions will be accepted every month;
(Application deadline: at 4 p.m., 10th day of each month. If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or any other holiday, then the deadline will be the following weekday. Please note that application deadline in August is 17th.)
The submitted forms will be screened by the Fund Steering Committee and the result will be informed to applicant in a month after the submission of the application. A maximum of 300,000 yen will be awarded to each project.
Report, Usage Statement Form and Participants List must be submitted after the meeting date.
1. Submission of application forms can also be done by e-mail (PDF format).
The subject should be "research grant application (applicant name)".
When students submit by e-mail, please be sure to include your advisor in Cc.
2. Accommodation expenses such as fieldwork can be applied.
3. When applying for travel expenses, please include the schedule of the activity (transportation, schedule, etc.)