The Mitsubishi Foundation

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The Mitsubishi Foundation (Mitsubishi Zaidan)

Address 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0005
Telephone 03-3214-5754
Facsimile 03-3215-7168
URL http://www.mitsubishi-zaidan.jp/
Date established 1969/09/11
Founded by A group of 42 enterprises of the Mitsubishi Group and other enterprises

BACKGROUND

Established with an endowment from the Mitsubishi group of enterprises to commemorate the centennial of Mitsubishi.

PURPOSE

To enhance science, education, culture and welfare in Japan by awarding grants for activities related to academic research and social welfare.

LIMITATIONS

Applications from non-Japanese overseas not accepted because the Foundation has no programs for non-Japanese overseas; in special circumstances, inquiries from non-Japanese written in Japanese may be accepted; inquiries for scholarships not acceptable, because the Foundation has no programs for scholarships in Japan and abroad at present.

ORGANIZATION

Representative Nobuo Kuroyanagi, President
Principal officer Yoshisaburo Mogi, Executive Director
Secretariat Yoshisaburo Mogi, Executive Director

FINANCIAL DATA

Fiscal Year 2013(13/04/01-14/03/31)
Assets ¥21,413,519,241
Grants ¥370,000,000 <2014>

GRANT PROGRAMS

1.Research Grants in the Natural Sciences

Grant type :
Research grant
Grant field :
Science and technology
Eligibility :
Non-Japanese residing in Japan eligible; restricted by geographic area(Japan); people affiliated with profit-making corporations are not eligible.
Type of support and recipient :
Awarded for important, original research in the basic natural sciences. Special areas of focus are fixed, but grants are also awarded to research outside those areas. In principle, research should be conducted by individuals (including small groups). Applicants should be residents of Japan and have fixed research bases in Japan. There are no restrictions on an applicant's age or nationality.
Applications :
Applications accepted at large.
Application period :
Early January ~ Early February
Date of approval :
July ~ September
Support period :
One year, in principle.
Screening :
Screened by a selection committee and approved by the board of directors.
Grant Totals
Number :
47 <2014>
Total :
¥250,000,000

2.Research Grants in the Humanities

Grant type :
Research grant
Grant field :
Social science
Eligibility :
Non-Japanese residing in Japan eligible;restricted by geographic area(Japan);people affiliated with profit-making corporations are not eligible.
Type of support and recipient :
Awarded for research in the humanities, broadly defined. Priority is given to history, religion, language, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and the arts. Applicants should be individuals or small groups with fixed research bases in Japan. There are no restrictions on an applicant's age or nationality. Grants will cover printing, binding, or publishing costs only a study applied for.
Applications :
Applications accepted at large.
Application period :
Late in December ~ Late in January
Date of approval :
July ~ September
Support period :
One year, in principle; extension possible up to three years in special situations.
Screening :
Screened by a selection committee and approved by the board of directors
Grant Totals
Number :
34 <2014>
Total :
¥50,000,000

3.Grants for Social Welfare Activities

Grant types :
Research grant;Program development
Grant field :
Human service
Eligibility :
Citizen groups eligible;restricted by geographic area(Japan);people affiliated with profit-making corporations are not eligible.
Type of support and recipient :
There are two categories under this program. In the first category, grants are awarded for private-sector projects with an innovative, experimental social welfare orientation for which it would be difficult to obtain public funding. In principle, only incorporated organizations are eligible. In the second category, grants are awarded for scientific surveys of and research on innovative, experimental social welfare activities. Both individuals and incorporated organizations are eligible. For both categories applicants must have a fixed base for activities or research in Japan. There are no restrictions on an applicant's age or nationality. Projects should be concretely planned, pioneering, experimental activities or research and those of "practical and grass-rooted" activities at the sites of social welfare are also highly appreciated. Projects whose sole purpose is the construction of facilities or purchase of equipment are not eligible.
Applications :
Applications accepted at large.
Application period :
Mid-December ~ Mid-January
Date of approval :
July ~ September
Support period :
One year, in principle.
Screening :
Screened by a selection committee and approved by the board of directors
Grant Totals
Number :
35 <2014>
Total :
¥70,000,000

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