Institutional Project Support (IPS) – Small Grant 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 $25,000 for up to one year
This program is designed to: (i) support institutions that face difficulties maintaining current levels of infrastructure for Japanese Studies in the U.S.; (ii) stimulate infrastructural interest in Japanese Studies at small or newer institutions without an established program of Japanese studies or those that lack personnel or resources; and (iii) provide support for particularly innovative programs that promote Japanese Studies.

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to institutions that execute proposals designed to maintain and advance the infrastructural scale of Japanese Studies at their institution.

Support in this round will be given for project activities commencing between April 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.

The application must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by email or post no later than Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Grantee Highlights

Be Better, Together” Japanese Studies Curriculum Development and Building Bridges across CUNY  
Conversation with Dr. David Plath and Dr. Ezra Vogel  
Philadelphia and Meiji Japan International Symposium  

Application Materials

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

List of Past Awardees

2020-2021 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees
2019-2020 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees
2018-2019 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees
2016-2017 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees
2015-2016 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees
2014-2015 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees
2013-2014 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees
2012-2013 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

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