• The Japan Foundation invites individuals and organizations that are planning international exchange projects to participate in our grant programs. Successful applicants are provided with grants, research scholarships, or other types of support. A variety of programs are organized by category and objective, each with its own stipulated conditions. Anyone or any organization satisfying eligibility requirements and meeting program objectives is welcome to apply to programs.

    The Japan Foundation Accepts Grant Applications
    FY April 2015 – March 2016 (2nd Round)

    The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is currently accepting applications for the 2nd round of fiscal year April 2015 – March 2016 under the Japan Foundation’s Asia Center Grant Program—Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia. Collaborative projects in diverse areas such as arts and culture, sports and academic exchange will be accepted.  Applications must be submitted not later than June 1, 2015 (Monday).


    • Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia


    Eligible Applicant


    Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration


    The program provides grants to partially cover expenses incurred by specialists/specialist organizations in the fields of arts and culture, sports, or intellectual exchange in Asia which aims to conduct collaborative projects such as co-productions, joint researches, and projects to disseminate the results of these collaborative projects. The goal of the grant is to foster an awareness of empathy and coexistence among the people of Asia, including Japan, through collaboration.

    The Asia Center Fellowship Program



    The program provides fellowship opportunities for specialists in Asia who are involved in activities such as conducting research, creative work, and building networks and platforms across a wide range of fields including arts and culture, sports, and intellectual exchange.


    The Japan Foundation 2015-2016 Program Guidelines and accompanying application forms can be accessed at The Japan Foundation Website – https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/ac.html

    For inquiries / clarifications please contact The Japan Foundation, Manila; tel. #02-811-6155 to 58 or e-mail:email@jfmo.org.ph.


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    Arts and Cultural Exchange


    Japanese Language Education Overseas


    Japanese Studies Overseas and Intellectual Exchange



    Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia



    The Japan Foundation, Manila Grant Program Guidelines

    JFM Local Grant Guideline

    JFM Local Grant Application Form



    The Japan Foundation, Manila - 23/F, Pacific Star Bldg,, Makati Ave., Makati City
    Tel. # (02) 811-6155~58 /  Fax # (02) 811-6153 /  E-mail: email@jfmo.org.ph