Foundation / Corporation
Japan Foundation, New York (JFNY)
Matching grants to USA nonprofit organizations and universities for programs that promote the expansion and growth of Japanese Studies throughout the country. Funding is intended to support faculty compensation, travel costs, teaching and research materials, conferences, honoraria for lectures, and student expenses.
The Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support (IPS) Program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese studies in the United States. 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, and acquisition of library and digital resources. Strong consideration will be given to proposals that identify and respond to national needs in Japanese Studies. Applicants should formulate convincing proposals that will help stimulate and respond energetically to substantial initiatives in Japanese Studies.
The Japan Foundation welcomes Institutional Project Support (IPS) proposals designed to meet institutional needs in Japanese Studies, whether for a single institution, collaborating institutions or consortia. Applications that create tenure or tenure-track positions in Japanese Studies are especially welcome.
- Full or part-time faculty, instructor, or staff salaries (The salary scale and CV should be attached to the application form.)
- Travel expenses, including per diem and accommodation expenses for scholars, lecturers, and students
- Honoraria for lectures
- Visiting scholar support
- Graduate and undergraduate support (This includes scholarship and internship support, study abroad opportunities, and semester-long placements or exchanges.)
- Research and teaching materials
- Conference and seminar related expenses ('Related expenses’ may include venue/equipment rental fees, translation fees, and expenses toward the production or publication of proceedings. Costs for receptions and lunch/dinner will be given low funding priority.)
- Library and digital resource support
Japanese language-related components may be supported if they are part of a more comprehensive Japanese Studies project.
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
Proposals should describe the applicant's plans to maintain the project when the grant from the Japan Foundation ends, as well as plans to sustain any grant-supported faculty hires beyond the funding period.
GrantWatch ID#: 162189
The maximum amount of the grant request from the Japan Foundation is $150,000 per year.
Projects must commence between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 and its duration can be up to three years. (There are some exceptional cases for faculty hires.) The decision of whether to fund beyond year one will not be made automatically, but rather upon assessment.
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
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