The following information concerns research grants provided by the Graduate School of Global Studies.
*Note: information on further funds by each program can be found on the homepages of each program.
The Graduate Program in International Relations
The Graduate Program in Area Studies

2023 Recipients
Previous Recipients

Call for applications for 2024 Graduate School of Global Studies Research Grant

  • Submission period: April 22, 2024 to May 26, 2024
  • Deadline: May 26, 2024 by 23:59
  • Submission of Application Paper: The application forms must be filled out and submitted to the GSGS Office via e-mail(
  • Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in an MA or PhD Program in the Graduate School of Global Studies
    *NOTE: Students taking a leave of absence are not eligible.
  • Amount of Grants: The grant may cover the partial or full amount of expenses needed for the proposed research. Approximately 4 applications will be selected. The maximum amount of funding for one student’s application is 200,000 JPY.

2024 Research Grant Application Guideline (English)

2024 Research Grant Application Form (English)

2024 Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant,
Graduate School of Global Studies

  • The objective is to ensure that successfully defended dissertations are in optimum condition to be placed in the Sophia University Library repository where they will be publicly available.
  • Uses of the Funds:
    a. Final binding (one copy) to be submitted to the University
    b. Preparing visual images, such as figures and illustrations
    c. Checking the accuracy of translated materials
    d. Proofreading
    e. Other
  • Eligibility to Apply: Doctoral candidates in one of the GSGS programs (GPIR, GPAS, GPGS) who will defend their dissertation in the 2024 academic year.
  • Application Deadline:

For the Spring semester Degrees: May 30, 2024, 23:59 (JST)
For the Autumn semester Degrees: December 12, 2025, 23:59 (JST)

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant, GUIDELINES

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant, APPLICATION FORM