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Institutional Project Support (IPS) – Small Grant 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 $25,000 for up to one year

This program is designed to: (i) support institutions that face difficulties maintaining current levels of infrastructure for Japanese Studies in the U.S.; (ii) stimulate infrastructural interest in Japanese Studies at small or newer institutions without an established program of Japanese studies or those that lack personnel or resources; and (iii) provide support for particularly innovative programs that promote Japanese Studies.

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.

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to institutions that execute proposals designed to maintain and advance the infrastructural scale of Japanese Studies at their institution.

Support in this round will be given for project activities commencing between April 1, 2024 and September 30, 2024.

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 Material

List of Past Awardees

2020-2021 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees
2019-2020 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

2018-2019 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

2016-2017 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

2015-2016 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

2014-2015 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

2013-2014 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

2012-2013 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

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