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Ⅲ Japanese Studies Overseas and Intellectual Exchange

Aiming at the efficient promotion of Japanese Studies and intellectual exchange between Japan and the rest of the world, the Japan Foundation offers fellowships for Japanese studies scholars overseas and grant programs for collaborative research and dialogue projects carried out to contribute to solving the problems confronting the world.

* If the Japanese Studies Institutions or Associations of Japanese Studies overseas wish to receive support from the Japan Foundation, please consult with the relevant Japan Foundation overseas offices or nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan External link.

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) External link offers grant programs for U.S. and Japanese institutions to conduct policy-oriented projects with the aim of promoting collaboration between Japan and the United States to fulfill shared responsibilities and contribute to improvements of the world's welfare. CGP also supports projects that promote the understanding of Japan and networking.

1 Japanese Studies Overseas

Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program

This program provides opportunities to conduct research in Japan by supporting preeminent foreign scholars in Japanese Studies.

Program outline (PDF/86KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
(November 1, 2013 for the U.S. applicants. Please refer to "Applicants from the United States" below.)
Application Form RJS-FW
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

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Applicants from the United States

In the U.S., individuals who fall into any of the following three categories can apply for the Japanese Studies Fellowship Program. Applicants must submit applications on-line via the website of The Japan Foundation, New York External link , by no later than November 1, 2013:

a) U.S. citizens who reside within the U.S.

b) U.S. citizens who reside outside of the U.S. and who do not have permanent-resident status in their country of domicile; and

c) citizens of any country who reside in the U.S. and hold U.S. permanent-resident status.

2 Intellectual Exchange

(1) Intellectual Exchange Conferences

This program is designed to strengthen intellectual exchange between Japan and other countries and to fortify Japan's intellectual contribution in the world by supporting dialogue on regionally or globally shared issues.

Program outline (PDF/82KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Japan / Overseas*
*Except U.S.
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
Application Form RIE-RC
Application Instruction / Application Form
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(2) Grant for International Exchange by Youth and Community Leaders

This program supports projects by youth and local community leaders in Japan: that promote participation of general public in international cultural exchange activities; that lead to develop human resources at the grass-root level; or that contribute to revitalize local communities through international collaborative activities.

Program outline (PDF/85KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Japan
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 2, 2013 and May 1, 2004
Application Form RIE-YE
Application Instruction / Application Form Application in Japanese only
Reference

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3 The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

(1) CGP Grant Program

This program supports non-profit organizations in either the U.S. or Japan. Projects should fulfill at least one of the following goals: to strengthen U.S.-Japan networks; to explore solutions to global and/or bilateral issues through dialogue; to foster understanding of Japan in the U.S..

CGP Grant Program Guidelines (PDF/499KB)

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Japan / U.S.
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 2, 2013
*Prior to a full proposal, CGP requires the submission of concept papers no later than Oct. 1, 2013
Application Instruction / Application Form

CGP Grant Program Guidelines are available online. Further details can be obtained from either the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership’s Tokyo External link or New York office External link.

English website
- Tokyo Office External link
- New York Office External link

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(2) Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI)

This program is designed to promote understanding and awareness of Japan in regions of the United States with relatively few Japan-related activities and opportunities for exchange, and to nurture new leaders in the field of grass-roots exchange through dispatching Japanese outreach coordinators.

Program details External link

Last updated September 18, 2013
Eligibility Area Japan / Overseas*
*Japanese nationals from Japan and overseas
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline January 8, 2014
*To The Laurasian Institution (Tokyo Office)
Application Instruction / Application Form

JOI program is administered jointly by CGP and The Laurasian Institution (TLI) External link. All applications and inquiries should be addressed to TLI. For further details, please contact:

The Laurasian Institution (Tokyo Office):
5-5-17 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064 Japan
TEL:03-3712-6176 , FAX:03-3712-8975
or

The Laurasian Institution (Seattle Office)
12345 Lake City Way NE, #151
Seattle, WA 98125
TEL: 206-367-2152  Fax: 206-367-2193

List of coordinators / host organizations External link

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*Please read the details of each program and the appropriate application forms thoroughly.

*Please refer to FAQs for more information.

Inquiries

(1) Applicants from outside Japan:
Applicants should contact the nearest Japan Foundation overseas offices. When there is no regional office in the applicant's country of residence, please contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan External link.

(2) Applicants from within Japan:
Applicants from within Japan should contact the section in charge at the Japan Foundation domestic offices.