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Grant type: Pre-paid grant
Application deadline: November 1, 2018
Funding opportunity: Institutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
Funding maximum: Maximum of $25,000 for project length of up to 12 months


This program is designed to: (i) support institutions that face difficulties maintaining current levels of infrastructure due to cuts in funding for Japanese studies in the US; (ii) stimulate interest in Japanese studies by 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 given 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 (links below)

Guidelines & Instructions

Application Form

Budget Sheet

Curriculum Vitae


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

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