The Japan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Japan Foundation Grant Programme 2019’ in the areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia.

Funding brief: The Japan Foundation conducts programs in the three major areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia. There are applicable programs in each of these areas, and support is provided for activities conducted by individuals and organizations that are involved in international exchange.

The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2019 (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) introduces the applicable programs offered by the Japan Foundation to individuals or organizations that are planning to implement international exchange projects mainly in fiscal year 2019. This booklet has been designed to help these individuals and organizations locate programs that match the projects that they are planning for.

If you find in the Program Guidelines a program that matches the project that you or your organizations are planning, please obtain the respective application instructions and application forms. Complete the forms and submit your application to the specified office. The Japan Foundation screens the applications and provides support to successful applicants.

Arts and Cultural Exchange: The Japan Foundation organizes various programs to introduce various aspects of Japanese art and culture all over the world. In addition, it promotes networking and human resources development in the arts and cultural fields by interactive collaboration/ co-production and through dispatching and invitation of specialists.

Japanese-Language Education Overseas: To make the Japanese-language easier to learn and teach, the Japan Foundation develops infrastructures and environments for Japanese-language education overseas. In addition, it promotes Japanese-language education according to the circumstances by country and region through various activities, such as dispatching Japanese-language specialists and conducting Japanese-language training.

Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Programs in this field aim to encourage a greater understanding of Japan thorough supporting and promoting Japanese studies overseas. The Japan Foundation promotes dialogue about international common issues and develops human resources who play a key role in future dialogue and exchange initiatives.

Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia: The Japan Foundation Asia Center aims to foster awareness of empathy and coexistence as neighbours who live together among the residents of Asia through exchange and collaboration. To that end, it implements projects in diverse fields, such as art and culture, sports, Japanese-language education and academic exchange.

Donor Name: Japan Embassy
Funding name: Japan Foundation Grant Programme 2019

Deadline: Please find the deadline of each scheme in the guideline.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Please find the funding of each scheme in the guideline.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Please find the start date of each scheme in the guideline.

Project duration: Please find the duration of each scheme in the guideline.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: The project is not for the advancement of specific political or religious views (In the case of an organization) One or more of the following, (a) to (c), are not applicable to your organization.
(a) Japanese national government organs, local governments, incorporated administrative agencies, and local incorporated administrative agencies
(b) Organizations, institutes, and facilities attached to or established by category (a) above (e.g. Japanese national or public schools or museums, etc.
(c) Foreign governments (including their administrative organs, embassies, and consulates-generals, but excluding educational, research, or cultural institutes)
(d) International organizations that Japanese national government organs contribute to

(e) (In the case of a Japanese organization or individual) The applicant does not fall under the definition of “Anti-Social Forces” (groups or individuals that pursue economic benefit by making full use of violence, force and/or fraudulent means), which is specified in Article 2(2)1 of the Japan Foundation’s Regulations with Regard to Dealing with Anti-Social Forces (2015 Regulation No. 52).

(f) (In the case of an overseas organization) The organization has a bank account for receiving grants, or is able to set up a bank account before the grant payment period.

The receipt of a grant or other form of subsidies from the Japan Foundation is not in violation of any laws or regulations in the applicant’s country.

Eligible Country: The areas and countries that are eligible for the Japan Foundation programs are provided in the List of Applicable Areas and Countries in the Japan Foundation Programs for Fiscal Year 2019 (p. 41 of the guideline).

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Guideline: Click to view
● Form (Proposal): Click to view
● About: Click to view

How to apply: After completing the necessary sections in the application forms, please submit the forms, together with any attachments, to the following offices.

(a) When submitting applications in Japan: Applications should be submitted to the respective sections in charge at the Japanese Foundation’s domestic offices (refer to p. 37 for a list of the domestic offices). (b) When submitting applications from the country with the local Japan Foundation office: In principle, applications should be submitted to the local Japan Foundation office (refer to p. 38-40 for a list of the overseas offices). However, depending on a country or a program, the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan may accept applications.

(c) When submitting applications from the country with no local Japan Foundation office: Applications should be submitted to the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan.  *Where to submit may be apart from the above. Please be sure to check details of each program and where to submit

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