Institutional Project Support (IPS) Program


Grant type Pre-paid grant
Proposal deadline December 1 (annually)
Funding opportunity Institutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
Benefits Maximum of $150,000 per year for up to three years Applicants must be prepared to equally match the grant amount
This program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese studies in the United States. Grant coverage may include support for faculty, instructor, or staff salaries, travel expenses, honoraria for lectures, visiting scholar support, graduate and undergraduate support, acquisition of research and teaching materials, conference and seminar expenses, acquisition of library and digital resources. Strong consideration will be given to proposals that identify and respond to national needs in Japanese Studies. Applications that create tenure or tenure-track positions in Japanese Studies are especially welcome.

Projects must commence between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023, for a duration of 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 email or post no later than Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Grantee Highlights

That Day Now: Shadows Cast by Hiroshima  
Travel is Life, Travel is Home: Travel and Landscape in Japanese Literature, Art, and Culture  
Japanese Identity and Naomi Osaka, 2018 US Open Champion  

Application Materials

Guidelines & Instructions (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Application Form (Word)
Budget Sheet (Excel)
Curriculum Vitae (Word)

List of Past Awardees

2021-2022 IPS Program Awardees
2020-2021 IPS Program Awardees
2019-2020 IPS Program Awardees
2018-2019 IPS Program Awardees
2017-2018 IPS Program Awardees
2016-2017 IPS Program 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

For further inquiries, please contact: or (212) 489-0299