SIRC-Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme

The Nippon Foundation is a Japanese grantmaking organisation that was founded in 1962 with the primary purpose of supporting the revitalisation of Japan’s maritime industry. Over the years the Foundation’s sphere of activity has expanded inland from the oceans and now encompasses most of the globe. The Foundation has been supporting various philanthropic activities in over 100 other countries in the world in areas such as education, health and social welfare.

While pursuing such expansion into new areas, The Nippon Foundation has also continued to initiate pioneering ventures in the maritime field. In recent years the Foundation has been focusing its support efforts on capacity building initiatives aimed at better equipping the international community to tackle the multitude of critical issues related to the oceans.

As part of their activities The Nippon Foundation funded students from 2004-2017 to undertake maritime-related social science research at the Seafarers International Research Centre. The objective of the programme was ultimately to create an international network of social scientists conducting research on seafarers. 

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