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U.S.-Southeast Asia-Japan Collaboration and Exchange Initiative


NOTE: Funding for this grant program will end in July 2020. The Japan Foundation is not accepting further applications.

Grant typePre-paid grant
Proposal deadline November 1 (annually)
Funding opportunityProjects are to be based at U.S. institutions, and may include the invitation of scholars,
collaborative research, seminars or workshops, mutual exchange of Japan scholars
and/or students, and/or other types of collaborative efforts
BenefitsMaximum of $100,000 for up to one year

This initiative is designed to connect Japan scholars from the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Japan in order to enhance their collective scholarship through collaborative projects and exchanges, as well as to advance Japanese Studies in these three regions. The Japan Foundation hopes that Japan scholars and students from all three regions and across many disciplines will benefit mutually from the creation of scholarly networks and the sharing of Japanese Studies resources, research methodology, and practical collaborative work. Projects are to be based at U.S. institutions with strong existing or developing Japanese Studies programs, in order to share the wealth of Japanese Studies resources present in the U.S., and to establish and/or strengthen connections with individuals and institutions in Southeast Asia and Japan.

In this round, the Japan Foundation is welcoming proposals ranging from 1-2 years. The maximum funding request amount of $100,000 per year applies to all project proposals, but applicants are not required to request the maximum amount.

Projects must commence between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 and must be completed by July 31, 2020, at the latest. The maximum funding request amount is $100,000 for all project proposals, but applicants are not required to request the maximum amount.

Full applications must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by post no later than Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Application materials

Guidelines & Instructions (PDF)
Application Form (Word)
Budget Sheet (Excel)
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

List of Past Awardees

2018-2019 Awardees
2017-2018 Awardees
2016-2017 Awardees