//The Nippon Foundation

The Nippon Foundation

The Nippon Foundation (TNF) is a world-wide non-profit, independent, grant-making organization which was founded in 1962 as a shipbuilding industry. It sponsors areas like social welfare and volunteer support, maritime research and development, and overseas cooperative assistance. It works alognside other non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations and international organizations. Main objectives of TNF are to promote social innovation and social welfare, to support maritime research, development and overseas cooperative assistance voluntarily, to give all of humanity the chance to participate in creating our future and to promote philanthropic activities. Leading projects of TNF are “ROAD Project” – to assist in rebuilding Tohoku from earthquakes, “Paralympic support” project – to promote Paralympic movement, agricultural assistance in Africa and eliminating and overcoming leprosy. Other scholarships and fellowships are as follow:

• The Nippon Foundation International Fellowship Program
• The API Fellowships Program (The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals)
• Gallaudet University Sasakawa International Scholarship
• Gallaudet University World Deaf Leadership Scholarship
• Japan-China Sasakawa Medical Fellowship
• The Nikkei Scholarship
• The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
• NTID Ryoichi Sasakawa Scholarship
• Peking University Graduate Program in International Relations
• Japan Central Asia Friendship Association (JACAFA)
• University for Peace Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS)

For more information on The Nippon foundation, please refer to: The Nippon Foundation International Program Department 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8404 Japan
URL: http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/eng/