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Institutional Project Support (IPS) Program


Grant typePre-paid grant
Concept Paper deadlineOctober 31, 2023
Proposal deadlineDecember 1, 2023
Funding opportunityInstitutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
BenefitsMaximum of $150,000 per year for up to three years


Applicants must be prepared to equally match the grant amount

This program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of the Japanese Studies field in the United States.

Applications that create tenured or tenure-track positions in Japanese Studies will be given strong priority. Small institutions, newly established institutions, and institutions without an established program of Japanese Studies at the graduate level are highly encouraged to apply.

JF now requires a Concept Paper be submitted prior to the Full Proposal Application. Concept Papers must be completed using the Concept Paper Form and are due no later than October 31, 2023.

Projects must commence between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025, for a duration of up to three years. The maximum amount of the grant request from the Japan Foundation is $150,000 per year.

The application must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by email or post no later than Friday, December 1, 2023.

Grantee Highlights

Application Materials

List of Past Awardees

2023-2024 IPS Program Awardees

2022-2023 IPS Program Awardees

2021-2022 IPS Program Awardees

2020-2021 IPS Program Awardees

2019-2020 IPS Program Awardees

2018-2019 IPS Program Awardees

2017-2018 IPS Program Awardees

2016-2017 IPS Program Awardees

2015-2016 IPS Program Awardees

2014-2015 IPS Program Awardees

2013-2014 IPS Program Awardees

2012-2013 IPS Program Awardees

2011-2012 IPS Program Awardees

2010-2011 IPS Program Awardees

2008-2009 IPS Program Awardees

For further inquiries, please contact: or (212) 489-0299