Award,Grants & Subsidies

Current engagements:

1. Sakurada-kai Awards
2. Political Research Grants
3. Publishing Grants
4. Joint Research Grants
5. Open Call Grants
6. Subsidy for the Japanese Political Science Association
7. Subsidy for the Academic Societies in Political Science
8. Subsidy for the Association for Promoting Fair Elections
9. Subsidy for the Japanese Association of Electoral Studies
※For the above 1 to 4, a process of nomination and screening by a Selection Committee comprised of deans and departmental heads of political studies of designated universities is in place.

What Is Sakurada-kai Award?

Since 1983, books in the fields of political science by an eligible applicant in the applicable university
eligible to apply. It must be in a book format which shall be reviewed and selected through a strict
screening process. The deserving works are presented with any one of the Sakurada-kai, a Life-Time
Achievement or an Incentive award.

Review Process

The members of “Sakuradakai Award Review Committee” comprise of faculty heads of political science in designated universities. They meet on regular basis and are responsible for selecting the various awards.

Application Requirements for Sakurada-kai awards


Written by an eligible faculty member of designated universities in the field of political
science (professors, associate-professor, full-time lecturer or assistant professor and others deemed
acceptable by the recommending university) and the applicant must be currently registered with an
designated university.

2.Acceptable Work:

Must be in a book format published the previous year in Japan or overseas written in either Japanese
or English endorsed by the dean of political science of a designated university. The work must not
have been granted with another award elsewhere previous to the application.

3.Field of Study:

Within the context of political science dealing with affairs in domestic or overseas, contemporary or
historical, philosophical, systems, comparative politics, political systems, public administration and
others acceptable to the Screening Committee.

4.Application Document:

Must come with an Official letter of endorsement from the university and Two (2) books of own work.

Submission Deadline

Must arrive by July 20th to Sakurada-kai through designated university’s application office.

Announcement of Award Winners and Award Ceremony

Award winners will be declared in December, followed by an award ceremony in the first week of February the following year.

Application Forms for Sakurada-kai Award and various other grants

Please click on to the APPLICATION FORMS at the top of the page to down load any of the following:

政治研究櫻田會賞推薦書 : Recommendation Letter for Sakurada-kai Award (send via the Dean)
政治学術図書出版助成申請1,2 : Application for Publishing Grant (send via the Dean)
政治研究助成申請書 : Application for Political Research (send via the Dean)
政治研究結果報告書 : Reporting Result of Political Research Work
共同研究助成提案書 : Joint Research Grant Proposal
共同研究助成申込書 : Joint Research Grant Application(to be submitted by the Dean)

Deadline for Submissions

Publishing Grant : April 25, 2021
Sakurada-kai Award : July 20,2021
Joint Research Grant : October 31,2021
Research Grant : December,2021