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This annual program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese studies in the United States. Each institution should formulate convincing proposals that enhance the teaching of Japan, the quality of research on Japan, the quality of equipment and materials (including libraries), and provide opportunities for students and faculty to travel to Japan.


Projects must commence between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 and its duration can be up to three years. The maximum amount of the grant request from the Japan Foundation is $150,000 per year.


The application must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by post no later than Monday, November 2, 2015.


Application materials (links below)

Guideline & Instructions

Application Cover Sheet

Budget Sheet

Institutional Information

Curriculum Vitae


List of Past Awardees

2015-2016 IPS Program Awardees
2014-2015 IPS Program Awardees
2013-2014 IPS Program Awardees
2012-2013 IPS Program Awardees
2011-2012 IPS Program Awardees
2010-2011 IPS Program Awardees

2008-2009 IPS Program Awardees


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