We are pleased to announce the third cohort of JICUF grant recipients! As previously detailed on our website, in 2016 we started to provide direct support for activities planned and executed by members of the ICU community through our Grants for Faculty and Grants for Students initiatives. Grants are available in two categories; program and research.
During the fall cycle, we received 16 grant inquiries this term, and 17 were invited to submit grant proposals. The JICUF Grants Committee approved funding for six new grants; two faculty programs and four student program grants. This brings our total number of JICUF grants to 24 since launching our new grants initiative in 2016.
Faculty Program Grants
Project Title: Sustainable University Development with Focus on Renewable Energy
Applicant: Senior Associate Professor Eckhard Hitzer
Grant Amount: ¥820,000
Project Title: Moot Court Activity for Peace and Human Rights
Applicant: Assistant Professor Hiromichi Matsuda
Grant Amount: ¥681,000
Student Program Grants
Project Title: ICU Students’ Skill-Building Workshop: Presentation & Business Communication Skills
Applicant: Jennifer Fajardo
Grant Amount: ¥140,000
Project Title: ICU UNESCO Club Study Tour
Applicant: Tsuzumi Ino
Grant Amount: ¥500,000
Project Title: Fiestas sa Pinas
Applicant: Eleazar Puguon
Grant Amount: ¥75,000
Project Title: TechRise – Empowering Youth through Code
Applicant: Robyn Shinozaki
Grant Amount: ¥800,000
Total Grant Amount: ¥3,016,000
In an effort to improve our grants initiative and more effectively support ICU, we will be revamping our grants program in the coming 2017-18 fiscal year. We will keep you abreast of our progress, and look forward to sharing more information with you.
In other news, JICUF staff will visit ICU in early February to meet with our third cohort of grantees and to reach out to faculty and students about our grant initiatives reform.