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JFNY GRANT FOR JAPANESE STUDIES

 

Overview

 

Grant type: Post-paid grant
Proposal deadline: Rolling (proposal is due at least 3 months prior to the project's starting date)
Funding opportunity: Institutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
Funding maximum: $5,000

 

The Japan Foundation New York Office (JFNY) accepts applications from institutions of higher education for the JFNY Grant in Japanese Studies on a rolling basis throughout the year. This grant aims to support projects that will enhance further understanding of Japan through academic exploration (there is a separate JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture). Such projects generally take the form of conferences, colloquia, symposia, presentations, and lectures within the United States. Successful projects may be granted up to $5,000. Priority will be given to those projects that have secured additional funding from sources other than the Japan Foundation.

 

Deadline: Applications must be received by JFNY at least 3 months prior to the beginning date of the project.

 

Grant Coverage

1.
Honoraria for lectures
2.
Domestic/international travel expenses for lecturers
3.
Accommodation expenses (including per diem) for lecturerss
4.
Research materials
5.
Printing costs of program, leaflets, catalog
6.
Rental fees for venues and equipment

 


Applicants should clearly indicate the items they wish to be covered by JFNY Grant funds in the budget proposal.


Please note: The applicant should cover costs for any receptions, if applicable. The grant will be paid in the form of a reimbursement for preceding expenses, and the award money will be remitted upon receipt of the final report and the appropriate proofs of payments.

Eligibility

1.
Only submissions from U.S. institutions and organizations with 501(c)(3) status will be accepted.
2.
The aim of the project must be to promote Japanese Studies.
Ineligibility

1.
Individuals and for-profit entities are ineligible.
2.
Projects that have already received funding through other Japan Foundation grants in the current fiscal year are ineligible.
3.
Organizations that received the JFNY Grant for Japanese Studies in the previous fiscal year are ineligible.
4.
Japanese-language education programs are ineligible. Please contact the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles for Japanese-language education programs.
5.

Martial arts, medical, technical, or scientific projects are ineligible.

6.
Projects that include political activities, religious activities, social welfare activities, and commercial activities are ineligible.
7.

Study tours and research trips to Japan are ineligible.

Review Criteria

Applications will be reviewed upon:
1.
The scholarly and professional quality of the proposal.
2.
The contribution that the proposal promises to make in enhancing the knowledge, understanding, or appreciation of Japanese Studies within the United States and beyond.

Application Checklist

Applicants must submit the following materials. Other relevant items may be included.
1.
Completed application form
application
2.
Budget Proposal
3.
Proof of non-profit status, such as letter of notification from the IRS (501(c)(3))
4.
CVs of project organizers
5.
List of public and/or private grants received as an organization

For Accepted Projects

Successful applicants must submit a final report, due one month after the completion of the project, along with the appropriate proofs of payment.

 

For further inquiries, please send to: info@jfny.org



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