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Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant Program

Matching Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs to Support
Innovation and Growth in Japanese Studies

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Japan Foundation, New York (JFNY)

Deadline Date:

11/01/17 Receipt


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Matching grants to USA nonprofit organizations and IHEs to support innovation and the sustained growth of Japanese studies. Priority will go to proposals that identify and respond to national needs in the field. Proposals that seek to create tenure or tenure-track positions in Japanese Studies are especially welcome.

Japanese language-related components may be supported if they are part of a more comprehensive Japanese Studies project.

Grant coverage may include support for faculty, instructor, or staff salaries, travel expenses, honoraria for lectures, visiting scholar support, graduate and undergraduate support, acquisition of research and teaching materials, conference and seminar expenses, acquisition of library and digital resources.

Criteria for Evaluating the Content of the Proposals are:
- Significance within the field
- Potential for lasting impact and sustainability
- Potential for expansion
- Cost efficiency of funding request

Criteria for Evaluating Applicants are:
- Firm commitment from the institution, including support from senior institutional officials, such as the president and provost
- Competence of project leaders and their institutions to execute proposals
- Viability of cooperative frameworks
- Geographical distribution/balance
- Likelihood of expanding the Japanese Studies program at the institution through the applied project (higher priority may be given to institutions without well-established graduate level Japanese Studies programs)

Criteria for Assessing Matching Funds are:
- Extent of the match
- Feasibility of implementation
- Variety of matching fund resources
- Likelihood of continuation and self-support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162189

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum of $150,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Projects must commence between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 and its duration can be up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Small institutions, newly established institutions, and institutions without an established program of Japanese studies at the graduate level are also highly encouraged to apply.
- Only submissions from U.S. institutions and organizations with 501(c)(3) status will be accepted.
- In principal, institutions that have received IPS support for three consecutive years, ending in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, are not eligible to apply to this IPS round. Current IPS grantees who will receive JF funds between April 1, 2018-March 31, 2019 may not apply.
- Multiple applications from one institution will not be accepted.
- Applicants to this program are not eligible to apply to the IPS Small Grant Program for fiscal 2018-2019.

The aim of the project must be to promote Japanese Studies. The following proposals are not eligible:
- Projects in the field of medicine, manual training or natural sciences
- Organization of or participation in sporting events and training
- Projects in the field of art (art-related projects such as exhibitions, film series, etc. that form a portion of a larger, comprehensive Japanese Studies project may be funded)
- Goodwill exchanges
- Social welfare or international development projects
- Tourist-oriented programs
- Projects must not be used for political, religious, social welfare, or commercial activities.
- Projects must not be activities in support of specific doctrines or claims.

Japanese language-related components may be supported if they are part of a more comprehensive Japanese Studies project.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must be prepared to match the JF grant equally, and optimally, at higher levels.
Matching funds can be both cash and in-kind contributions from the host organization(s), but
should also include commitments from other partner organizations, donations and grants.

The application must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by post no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail applications to:

The Japan Foundation, New York
Attn: Japanese Studies Division
1700 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Tel. 212.489.0299
Fax. 212.489.0409

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