|Proposal deadline||Rolling (must be submitted at least 3 months prior to the start date of the project)|
|Funding opportunity||Institutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status|
This grant aims to support projects that will enhance further understanding of Japan through academic exploration. Such projects generally take the form of conferences, colloquia, symposia, presentations, and lectures within the United States. Successful projects are awarded up to $5,000. Priority will be given to those projects that have secured additional funding from sources other than the Japan Foundation.
*Please note, there is a separate JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be received by JFNY at least 3 months prior to the beginning date of the project.
- Honoraria for speakers, participants, etc.
- Domestic/international travel expenses for speakers, participants, etc.
- Accommodation expenses (including per diem) for speakers, participants, etc.
- Research materials
- Printing costs of programs, leaflets, catalogs
- Rental fees for venues and equipment (Note: The Japan Foundation cannot cover rental fees for facilities within the applying institution.)
Applicants should clearly indicate the items they wish to be covered by JFNY Grant funds in the budget proposal, as well as the date by when grant funds are required.
When selecting a Grant Period, please keep in mind that all payments and reimbursements must be made within these dates.
Successful applicants must submit a final report, due one month after the completion of the project, along with the appropriate proofs of payment.
Please note: The applicant should cover costs for any receptions, if applicable. In most cases, the grant will be paid in the form of a reimbursement for preceding expenses, and the award money will be remitted upon receipt of the final report and the appropriate proofs of payments.
- Only submissions from U.S. institutions and organizations with 501(c)(3) status will be accepted.
- The aim of the project must be to promote Japanese Studies.
- Individuals and for-profit entities
- Projects that have already received funding through other Japan Foundation grants in the current fiscal year
- In principle, organizations that have received a JFNY Grant for Japanese Studies for three consecutive years, ending in the 2021-2022 fiscal year
- Japanese-language education programs. Please contact the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles for Japanese-language education programs.
- Martial arts, medical, technical, or scientific projects
- Projects that include political activities, religious activities, social welfare activities, and commercial activities
- Study tours and research trips to Japan
Review CriteriaApplications will be reviewed upon:
- The scholarly and professional quality of the proposal
- The contribution that the proposal promises to make in enhancing the knowledge, understanding, or appreciation of Japanese Studies within the United States and beyond
How to ApplyApplicants must submit the following materials:
- Completed application form
- Please include how the project will contribute to building Japanese Studies at your institution as well as projected impact on the larger field.
- Please include a detailed timeline of the planning stages through to completion, and when applicable, a schedule of events or itinerary.
- Please provide a detailed breakdown for each line item (for ex: $X * Xpp * X days). Amounts must be rounded down to the nearest cent.
- The breakdown should correspond to the Amount Requested from JF.
- Budget requests should be explained in the narrative.
For further inquiries, please contact: Japanese_studies@jpf.go.jp or (212) 489-0299