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The Hitachi Global Foundation

Hitachi Scholarship

Research Support Program

The Hitachi Global Foundation aims to contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)* by solving social issues through the promotion of Science and Technology.

The Foundation carries out the Hitachi Scholarship Research Support Program that offers research support grants to the faculty members of eligible universities in Southeast Asia who wish to conduct collaborative researches that contribute to solving social issues at universities or research institutions in Japan.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs
  • *The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • A collection of 17 global goals be achieved by 2030, adopted by the United Nations in 2015 within the “2030 Agenda for sustainable development”.
    SDGs are not just a blueprint but a comprehensive action plan for governments, businesses and communities to work together to create a better world.

Application Guidelines for 2019

Research Areas

Researches in science and technology that contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by solving social issues in the following three areas
(1) Energy, Environment
(2) Urban Development, Transportation
(3) Healthcare

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy all the following criteria:
(1) PhD holder
(2) Faculty member of the eligible universities *
(3) Under the age of 46

*Eligible Universities (15 universities in 6 countries)

Chulalongkorn University, Chiang Mai University, Khon Kaen University, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
Gadjah Mada University, Bandung Institute of Technology, University of Indonesia, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
University of Malaya, University of Technology Malaysia
The National University of Singapore
The Philippines
University of the Philippines (Diliman, Los Banos)
Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Research Duration

6 ~ 12 months

Contents of the Grants

(1) Maintenance allowance: 6,000 yen per day
(2) Travel allowance: From 80,000 yen to 150,000 yen

Application Method

Through the international office of each eligible university

Application Documents

(1) Application Form
(2) Certificate of PhD
(3) Letter of Recommendation
(4) Letter of Acceptance
(5) Papers published by the applicant (Maximum 3 papers)

Selection Schedule

Early July< Call for Applications >
End of October< Application Deadline >
November - December Screen application documents
January - February Conduct interviews with applicants
January - February Conduct hearings from host scientists
Early March Hold a selection committee
Middle of March < Notification of Result >

Notification of Result

Through the international office of each eligible university


The Hitachi Global Foundation
Tel: +81-3-5221-6679