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The Foundation's programs encompass five regions: the Domestic Region, the American Region, the European Region, the Asia-Pacific Region, and Developing Regions. Programs in the Domestic and American Regions commenced in 1989, followed shortly by the European Region in 1990 and the Asia-Pacific Region in 1991. The Developing Regions program commenced in 2015. 

Grant programs differ among the five regions. Please follow the appropriate links for your own location.

Application periods vary in accordance with types of grant and regions

  1. The application periods for Conference and Seminar Grants and Publication Subsidies are from August 1 to September 15 and from December 1 to January 15 of the following year.
  2. The application period for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the European Region is from December 1 to January 15 of the following year.
  3. The application period for all other grants and fellowships is from August 1 to October 15.

Application Process