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ALUMNINEWS2020/03/06

(Seeking Applicants) APU Alumni Social Development Grant

I.OBJECTIVE
The APU Alumni Association was founded in March 2003 with first graduating class, and aims to nurture and promote links shared by current students and those who have been enrolled at APU.
This subsidy is to support and encourage social development activities of APU Alumni who already participated in on-going projects or who want to start doing a new project by themselves. It also aims to strengthen the APU Alumni network through community service activities. Ideally, the subsidy will be given to outstanding individuals or groups who demonstrate how their activities make an impact on the community.
Applications for this subsidy will be accepted as outlined below. If you are interested, please submit your application before the deadline.

II.APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application Eligibility
1)APU Alumni
Individuals who have been enrolled at APU, including graduate students, exchange students, and even those who did not graduate are eligible to apply as an individual project or a group project. (For APU alumni, everyone needs to pay APU alumni fee)
2)A group project is eligible for the subsidy as long as one of group members is an APU Alumni.
3)Applicants may apply to receive a subsidy for a new project or an on-going project for social development activities. (Not relevant for non-profit / profit)

Project Subsidy
Maximum JPY 100,000 per project

Application Deadline
31st May,2020 (Japan Time)

Required Documents
1)Application Form
2)Power Point Document

Result Announcement
Regardless of success or failure, you will be notified by email directly on June 15th, 2020.

How to Apply
Complete the application form and submit it to directly to the Secretariat of the APU Alumni Association (apualumn@apu.ac.jp)

Project Execution
Within July 2020, successful applicants will receive 70% of approved subsidy amount from the Alumni Association to execute the project immediately.30% will be granted after the report submission.
    
Presentation Date
WEB Presentation: Mid of February March,2021
Representative Presentation:One person will present on behalf of all groups.

III.Judgment Items / Judging Committee 
Judgment Items
1)Is the project considered so that many people can participate?
2)Is it possible to contribute to the community?
3)Will it increase awareness of universities and alumni associations?
4)Will it lead to university development and student support?

Judging committee
・APU alumni association secretariat
・APU alumni association board team

Adviser
・APU Start Up founders
・APU alumni association secretary staff

IV.TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1)Applicants may apply for project subsidy for social development activities in their country of residence or another country.
2)By January 31st 2021, recipients of subsidy must submit the project’s progress or completion report and a presentation to the APU Alumni Association.
3)Subsidy from the APU Alumni Association must be used in relation to the approved projects only.
4)Subsidy recipients may be requested to support promotion of APU Alumni Association.
5)To encourage a variety of activities, successful applicants who have been awarded the subsidy cannot apply again within 3 years after the application year.
6)In case your application was rejected due to unpaid alumni association fee, you can re-apply with the same content after you paid the fee.

Should you have any inquiries regarding this Social Development Subsidy please do not hesitate to contact the APU Alumni Association (apualumn@apu.ac.jp).


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