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JFNY Grant for Online Japanese Studies


Grant typePost-paid grant
Proposal deadline Rolling (must be submitted at least 1 month prior to the start date of the project)
Funding opportunityInstitutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status

This grant program provides intensive support for initiatives related to Japanese Studies that focus on exchanges via the internet. The following are examples of the types of projects this program can support: online symposium, seminars, and workshops; expansion of digital archives; creation of web contents; digital exhibitions, etc. JFNY can provide support for digital projects at up to 2,500USD per institution.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be received by JFNY at least 1 month prior to the start date of the project.

Grantee Highlights

Grant Coverage

  1. Honoraria for speakers, participants, etc.
  2. Online-related costs (e.g. creating online contents, purchasing a domain, server fees, etc.) Note: JFNY cannot support services which will be used for purposes not directly related to the grant project.
  3. Research materials
  4. Publicity
  5. Rental fees for equipment

Applicants should clearly indicate the items they wish to be covered by JFNY Grant funds in the budget proposal.

Please note: 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.


  1. Only submissions from U.S. institutions and organizations with 501(c)(3) status will be accepted
  2. The aim of the project must be to promote Japanese Studies digitally in the age of coronavirus

JFNY will not consider proposals from or for the following:

  1. Individuals and for-profit entities
  2. Projects that have already received funding through other Japan Foundation grants in the current fiscal year
  3. Japanese-language education programs. Please contact the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles for Japanese-language education programs.
  4. Martial arts, medical, technical, or scientific projects
  5. Projects that include political activities, religious activities, social welfare activities, and commercial activities
  6. Study tours and research trips to Japan

Review Criteria

Applications will be reviewed upon:

  1. The scholarly and professional quality of the proposal
  2. The contribution that the proposal promises to make in enhancing the knowledge, understanding, or appreciation of Japanese Studies digitally

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. Completed application form

  2. Budget Proposal
  3. Proof of 501(c)(3) status
  4. CVs of project organizers
  5. List of public and/or private grants received as an organization

Other relevant items may be included.

Please submit your application to or to the address below.

Attn: Japanese Studies Section – JFNY Grant Application
The Japan Foundation, New York
1700 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019

For Accepted Projects

Successful applicants must submit a final report, due one month after the completion of the project, along with the appropriate proofs of payment.

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