Student Funds

As part of our commitment to further strengthening the capacity of ICU’s outstanding student body, the Japan ICU Foundation is pleased to provide support to ICU students.

JICUF encourages ICU students to create innovative projects international in scope and aligned with ICU’s commitment to the liberal arts. Through this initiative, ICU students will learn to develop and manage projects of interest to them. All degree-seeking ICU students are eligible to apply for either the Student Travel Fund or the Student Activities Fund.

Students can only submit an application to one category per grant cycle.

Now Accepting Applications!
Deadline: November 10, 2017 at 11:59PM (Japan Time)

Please read the below for more information on eligibility criteria and application guidelines.

STUDENT TRAVEL FUND

The Student Travel Fund supports projects that require student travel, both inside and outside of Japan. Applicants must submit proposals for either research or service-oriented projects. Research projects should relate to the applicant’s academic major or minor. Service projects must involve service-learning or volunteer components.

Applicants must be enrolled degree-seeking ICU students in either the College of Liberal Arts or Graduate School at the time of application and throughout the duration of the grant activity.

Individual students, groups of students, and student clubs and circles are eligible to apply. Each application, however, must be submitted by a primary applicant who will also serve as the liaison between the group and JICUF.

At this time, students enrolled in the following programs are ineligible for the Student Travel Fund:

  • Rotary Peace Center MA Program in Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)

Partnerships

We encourage partnerships both within and outside of ICU. Although the primary grant applicant must be an ICU student, it is possible to partner with external person or organization. Example may include partnering with a student from another university on a research project, partnering with an NPO on a service project, or working with a sports team from an overseas university.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES FUND

The Student Activities Fund is designed to support student events and activities. Projects that are likely to benefit the ICU community will be considered for funding. New and innovative projects are especially welcomed.

Applicants must be enrolled degree-seeking ICU students in either the College of Liberal Arts or Graduate School at the time of application and throughout the duration of the grant activity.

Individual students, groups of students, and student clubs and circles are eligible to apply. Each application, however, must be submitted by a primary applicant who will also serve as the liaison between the group and JICUF.

Partnerships

We encourage partnerships both within and outside of ICU. Although the primary grant applicant must be an ICU student, it is possible to partner with external person or organization. Example may include partnering with a student from another university on a research project, partnering with an NPO on a service project, or working with a sports team from an overseas university.

Hosting Activities at ICU

Student applicants should note that they may not be able to book certain ICU facilities, such as the Dialogue House, themselves and might require some assistance from an ICU faculty member. Be sure to check with the Student Services Office for availability and reservation requirements.