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We support outstanding researchers who will be the bridge between Southeast Asia and Japan.
The Hitachi Scholarship aims to promote development of science and technology in Southeast Asia, and to promote academic and cultural exchange between Southeast Asia and Japan by supporting outstanding researchers who wish to conduct research at universities and research institutions in Japan.
■ Field of Research
Research aimed at solving social issues in the three following fields.
(1) Energy, Environment
(2) Urban Development, Transportation
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)
Contents of Scholarship
(1) Maintenance allowance: 180,000 yen per month
(2) Round trip airfare: Fixed amount
Period of Research
Maximum of 12 months
Through the president office or international office of each eligible university
Application documents to be submitted
(1) Application Form (Specified Format)
(3) Certificate of PhD
(4) Letter of Recommendation
(5) Letter of Acceptance
(6) Papers submitted by the applicant（Up to 3 papers）
Application documents will be weighed and evaluated based on the following criteria:
(1) Social importance of the issue
(2) Originality and Innovativeness
(3) Clarity of research objectives and validity of research methods
(4) Feasibility of research plan
(5) Suitability of research period, etc.
Selection Process and Schedule
End of Jun < Call for Applications >
End of Oct < Application Deadline >
Nov - Dec Screen application documents
Dec - Mar Conduct interview with applicants
Mid of Apr Hold a selection committee
Beg of May < Notification of Result >
Notification of Result
The result will be sent to each president office of eligible universities
Grantees must submit the research report to the Foundation. The report will be posted on the Foundation website.
*Personal information sent to the above e-mail address will be deleted once a response to the inquiry has been made. The Hitachi Global Foundation does not store personal information.
■ History of the Hitachi Scholarship
The Hitachi Scholarship was established in 1984 by Kenichiro Komai, the 3rd President of Hitachi, Ltd., in order to foster academic, educational and cultural exchange between Southeast Asian countries and Japan. By 2016, over 400 university faculty members from Southeast Asia have been invited to graduate schools and research institutions in Japan.
From 2017, the program has been overhauled in view of the rapid social changes in recent years, and has been reborn as the new Hitachi Scholarship with the motto of “research that contributes to solving social issues”, while also inheriting the core founding objective of “promoting science and technology through human resource development”.