Announcement of Request for Proposals Critical Issues Emanating from Japan's March 11th Disasters

1. Outline

The Great East Japan Earthquake on the March 11th and the subsequent accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants have left Japan with not only serious damages but also renewed debate on such critical issues as disaster prevention, nuclear governance for safety, as well as energy policy. Thanks to the global media coverage and analysts' detailed reports, the dabate has garnered world-wide attention.
In response to these new circumstances, the Japan Foundation announces a request for proposals of bilateral or multi-lateral collaborative research projects and dialogue projects among researchers, experts, international exchange organizations, NGOs and NPOs on such themes as disaster prevention and disaster recovery.

2. Requested theme of projects

"International cooperation in disaster recovery and disaster prevention in global context"
Please see examples of specific project ideas as follows;
  • Analyses of Post-3/11 Japanese politics, economy, society and culture
  • Roles of media in disaster reporting
  • Inheritance and global sharing of disaster experience
  • Education and culture for disaster prevention
  • Mental care for disaster victims (participation of disaster victims themselves preferred)

3. Application Procedure

Please use attached Application format, as well as the instructions.
Applicants in Japan should apply to the Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Department of the Japan Foundation headquarters directly.
Applicants abroad are requested to submit documents to nearby Japan Foundation's overseas offices in the applicant's country. Applications will be accepted by regular mail, express delivery service, or in person. Basically, submission of applications by email or by fax are not acceptable. If you need to do so, please confirm nearby overseas offices before you do so.

4. Submission deadline: September 30, 2011

5. Notes

  • This RFP, calls for proposals only from applicants in Japan and the country in which Japan Foundation's offices are located.
  • Projects should commence on or after October 17,2011 and end before March 31,2012. If your project starts earlier than October 17,2011, please consult with your nearest JF offices prior to the submission of your application.
  • Applicants will be notified of the results of the screening in late October 2011 through the Foundation offices to which the application was originally submitted. If you need to know the result earlier for special reasons, please contact the office to which you originally submitted your proposal.
  • Please note that there is possibilities that the grant be paid out after the execution of the project, depending on how early the project will be executed.

6. contact

Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Dept.
The Japan Foundation
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004 Japan

Projects in North,Middle and South Americas
Americas Section
TEL:03-5369-6069 / FAX:03-5369-6041
Projects in Asia and Oceania regions
Asia and Oceania Section
TEL:03-5369-6070 / FAX:03-5369-6041
Projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Europe, Middle East, and Africa Section
TEL:03-5369-6071 / FAX:03-5369-6041

See link of each website of nearby JF overseas offices.

Korea: The Japan Foundation,Seoul
China: The Japan Foundation, Beijing
Indonesia: The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
Thailand: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Philippines: The Japan Foundation, Manila
VietNam: The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in VietNam
Malaysia: The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
India: The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
Australia: The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Canada: The Japan Foundation, Toronto
U.S.A.: The Japan Foundation, New York
(For applicants in U.S.A, please contact to Center for Global Partnership, New York.)
Mexico: The Japan Foundation, Mexico
Brazil: The Japan Foundation, São Paulo
Italy: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome (The Japan Foundation)
Germany: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation)
France: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (The Japan Foundation)
U.K.: The Japan Foundation, London
Spain: The Japan Foundation, Madrid
Hungary: The Japan Foundation, Budapest
Moscow: The Japanese Culture Department "Japan Foundation" of the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature
Egypt: The Japan Foundation, Cairo
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