Institutional Project Support (IPS) – Small Grant Program


Grant typePre-paid grant
Proposal deadline November 1 (annually)
Funding opportunityInstitutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
BenefitsMaximum of $25,000 for up to one year

This program is designed to: (i) support institutions that face difficulties maintaining current levels of infrastructure in the wake of severe budgetary cuts in funding for Japanese Studies in the U.S.; (ii) stimulate infrastructural interest in Japanese Studies at small and 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, 2019 and September 30 2019.

The application must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by post no later than Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Application materials

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

List of Past 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