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Single Organization Applying for Multiple Projects

Q: If an organization plans to stage multiple projects within a single fiscal year and applies to programs for each one, is it possible that all the applications will be accepted?

A: The Japan Foundation screens the applications and details of each project individually, and in some cases, multiple project applications are accepted from one organization.

Applying while Receiving Other Grants or Donations

Q: For a certain project, I am planning to apply for a grant from the Japan Foundation. Can I also apply for and receive a grant or donation from another organization(s) for the project?

A: Yes, you can. The Japan Foundation encourages the grant applicants to seek funds from multiple sources. However, please be aware that the grant coverage of the Japan Foundation does not overlap any part of project expense(s) covered by other funding sources.
If you are applying to the Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists, please note that the Japan Foundation will not give grants to projects that receive financial support from other Japanese governmental organizations, including special legal entities and independent administrative institutions.
In case of grant application related to Korea, it is not permitted to receive grants from both the Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation External link and the Japan Foundation for the same project

Q: I am thinking of applying for the Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program. If I become a fellow, can I receive a fellowship, scholarship or research grant from other organizations during the term of fellowship?

A: No, you cannot. You cannot receive any kind of financial support from any organizations except the Japan Foundation during the fellowship period.

Receiving Ongoing Grants

Q: Is an organization or individual that has received a grant in one year eligible to apply again the following year?

A: Yes. However, please note that you will have to wait a set number of years before you can apply again for Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program or a Japanese-language training program.
In principle, grants will not be provided to individuals or organizations that have received support as part of the same program for three consecutive fiscal years (including the current fiscal year) for a fourth consecutive fiscal year.

One Project, One Program Principle

Q: Is it possible to apply for multiple programs for a single project? By doing so, is there a possibility for one project to receive support from more than one Japan Foundation program?

A: No. If you are unsure which program to apply for, please consult the Japan Foundation overseas office or the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate-General External link, when there is no Japan Foundation office in your country of residence.

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