• 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 Grant Programs
    Fiscal Year April 2015 - March 2016

                The Japan Foundation in its continuing endeavor for a better international environment is pleased to announce the various grants that are now open for application for individuals and organizations. These grants are intended in different fields of study that are Japan-related; these are programs / projects in four major categories – Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange and Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia.

                The pertinent grant information and accompanying application form for fiscal year April 2015 – March 2016 can be accessed at The Japan Foundation website  -  http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/index.html or http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/list.html  Please note that only individuals can apply for the Japanese Studies Fellowship Program (highly competitive and is open to preeminent scholars, experienced researchers and cultural specialists), Graduate Program on Japanese Language and Culture (Master’s Course), Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese Language (Long-Term and Short-Term) and the Japanese Language Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields – Researchers, Postgraduate Students, Librarians and Museum Curators.  The Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conference is designed for institutions/ organizations.

                The guidelines must be read carefully and should one wish to secure a copy of “The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines” for fiscal year 2014-2015, please contact The Japan Foundation, Manila (23/F Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Ave., Makati City; tel. # 811-61-55 to 58 / fax # 811-61-53/ e-mail : email@jfmo.org.ph.

                Duly accomplished forms with complete supporting documents must be submitted not later than Monday, 01 December 2014.  Successful applicants (individuals / organizations) will be notified/announced by April 2015.

    Japan Foundation Urges for Intellectual Exchange Congruences:
    Calls Application for Grant Prorgram for Intellectual Exchange Conferences
    Fiscal Year April 2015 -  March 2016

    The Japan Foundation, Manila announces its Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences for fiscal year April 2015 – March 2016. The program provides financial grants to cover partial expenses in carrying out international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences, symposia, seminars, and workshops that tackle commonly shared issues regionally and globallywhich are designed to strengthen intellectual exchange between Japan and other countries. Priority is given to projects that will involve participation from a number of countries and encourage interaction between various sectors of society.

    This fiscal year’s eligible themes include challenges that concern both Japan and other countries and major international issues such as: aging population and decreasing birthrate, environment and energy, and cultural diversity and multicultural society. Likewise, if the theme concerns common challenges and major international issues, participants from Japan must also play a sufficient role and Japanese organizers must be proactively involved in the planning.

    Other eligible themes include topics relevant to Japan that contribute to facilitating a greater understanding of Japan overseas, and Japanese bilateral relations with foreign countries (regions) as well as themes that involve the sharing of information and experience gained from the Great East Japan Earthquake, disaster prevention, reconstruction and restoration, and community redevelopment. All projects must beimplemented and completed between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

    In reviewing the submitted duly accomplished proposals, applications will be assessed comprehensively—the theme of the applicant's program, objectives, participating countries (applicable for programs involving two or multiple countries), participants, and various other factors that lead to the utilization of Japan's experience, knowledge or human resources.Further, the participation of Japanese scholars/speakers is an essential component in project selection and approval.   

    Financial grant coverage includes traveling expenses, honoraria for paper presenters, lecturers, interpreters and assistants, conference materials, publication of reports, venue and equipment rental and public relations.

    Application is open to universities or research institutions, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and international organizations. Applications from individuals and profit-oriented organizations will not be accepted.

    Deadline for the submission of a full-blown (completely accomplished) project proposal is on Monday, 01 December 2014. The copy of the guidelines on the Philippine program focus is available at the Japan Foundation, Manila. For details, please call tel. nos. (+632) 811-6155 to 58 or you may send an email inquiry through email@jfmo.org.ph.

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    Arts and Culture


    Japanese Language Education


    Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange


    The Japan Foundation, Manila Grant Program Guidelines (2013-2014)

    JFM Local Grant Guideline

    JFM Local Grant Application Form