The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 by special legislation in the Japanese Diet and became an Independent Administrative Institution in October 2003. The mission of the Japan Foundation is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.
The Japan Foundation seeks to deepen the understanding of Japan and to promote Japanese Studies through institutional grant programs and fellowship opportunities. We offer support to institutions, researchers, and graduate students.
The JFNY Grant for Japanese Studies aims to support projects that will enhance further understanding of Japan through academic exploration (there is a separate JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture). 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.
The Japan Foundation also offers Institutional Project Support in both small and large grants, as well as fellowship support. Please check out the website for more information about the guidelines and application, in addition to other grant opportunities: https://www.jfny.org/grants/grants-for-japanese-studies/
Link to complete RFP: https://www.jfny.org/grants/grants-for-japanese-studies/jfny-grant-for-japanese-studies/