The Japan Foundation, Manila announces its Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences for fiscal year April 2011 – March 2010. The program provides financial grants to cover partial expenses in carrying out international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, etc., which are designed to deepen mutual understanding and establish closer relations between Japan and other countries while promoting intellectual exchange worldwide. 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 grant program gives priority to activities which focus on the following areas: a) diversified society and public tolerance; b) peace-building and culture; c) environment and culture; d) social values of science and technology; and e) international governance and economic prosperity with special attention given to broaden and/or enrich the areas of Japanese studies through comparative and interdisciplinary approaches. In contrast, activities must not be used for any religious or political purposes and the project duration should be implemented and completed between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.
In reviewing the duly submitted dossier, priority is given to projects which satisfy the following conditions: a) Project theme is clearly identified with an appropriate selection of participants; b) Projects that are collaboratively planned and carried out by an applicant and counterpart organization abroad; and c) Projects that contribute to develop human resources that solve common and social issues in various areas that Japan shares with the world. Furthermore, 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, 22 November (JFM deadline). The copy of the guidelines on the Philippine program focus is available at the Japan Foundation, Manila. For details, please call 811-6155 to 58 or you may send an email inquiry through email@example.com.
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