The Japan ICU Foundation is pleased to announce the resumption of grantmaking to the ICU community. The Foundation will begin accepting interest forms from ICU students, ICU faculty, and, for the first time, ICU alumni on August 30. The Foundation’s grantmaking has been redesigned based on the results of an extensive evaluation conducted over the past year. The revised guidelines also emphasize the new mission and areas of focus adopted by JICUF as part of its strategic planning. More information can be found here.
The Foundation started making grants to ICU faculty and students in 2016. Between 2016 and 2020, the Foundation provided ¥22,854,496 to faculty and ¥20,187,030 to students in grant funding within four categories, the Faculty Program Grants, Visiting Scholars Program, Student Activities Fund and Student Travel Fund. While the redesigned grants program no longer uses these four categories, the Foundation remains open to funding many of the same types of projects funded previously.
The Foundation invites the ICU community to apply for funding for projects that nurture global citizens who contribute to the well-being of humanity, and that advance sustainability, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and/or peacebuilding at ICU, within Japan and in the world. Application instructions and grant guidelines can be found on the JICUF website.