Grants to support Japanese Studies Projects

Japan Foundation

Relevent Country: Japan

The Japan Foundation is promoting Japanese studies overseas by providing grants toward various Japanese studies projects implemented by overseas organizations.

Grant Coverage

Part of the following expenses:

  • Meeting expenses (for preparing materials, venues, equipment, public relations, etc.);
  • Honorariums (for lecturers, collaborators, interpreters, assistants, etc.);
  • Travel expenses (for international and domestic transportation, accommodation, per diem, etc.);
  • Other direct expenses (for purchasing materials, etc.).
  • Number of Grants
  • 27 out of 58 applications for FY 2023

Eligible Projects  

Japanese studies projects (including online projects) implemented between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025 that fall under any of the following:

  • Research or conferences on Japan; study or training in Japan; or publications that promote and contribute to the development of Japanese studies;
  • Inviting scholars or researchers from Japan or another countries to deliver lectures on Japan;
  • Obtaining books and materials on Japanese studies;
  • Other relevant projects which would further promote and expand the horizon ofJapanese studies.
  • Projects in the field of natural sciences, commercial activities, arts and cultural activities, activities in support of specific doctrines or claims, and so forth are not eligible for this program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Overseas non-profit organizations such as academic institutions from university level upwards or research institutions that are implementing Japanese studies activities.