Japan Foundation: Seeking Applications for Institutional Project Support (IPS) Small Grant Program

Japan Foundation: Seeking Applications for Institutional Project Support (IPS) Small Grant Program

 

Deadline: 1 November 2018

The Japan Foundation (JF) is currently accepting applications for its Institutional Project Support (IPS) Small Grant Program to:

  • Support institutions that face difficulties maintaining current levels of infrastructure due to cuts in funding for Japanese studies in the US;
  • 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
  • Provide support for particularly innovative programs that promote Japanese Studies.

Grant Information

Maximum of $25,000 for project length of up to 12 months.

Priorities

  • Projects from institutions that face difficulties maintaining current levels of infrastructure.
  • Projects from small institutions and institutions without an established program of Japanese Studies or those that lack personnel or resources.
  • Projects that initiate or sustain institutional partnerships, including those in Japan.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only submissions from U.S. institutions and organizations with 501(c)(3) status will be accepted.
  • Applicants to this program are not eligible to apply to the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Program for fiscal 2019-2020. In addition, institutions that are currently receiving IPS funds for fiscal 2018-2019 may not apply.
  • Projects must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible for application:
    • They must not be used for political, religious, social welfare, or commercial activities.
    • They must not be activities in support of specific doctrines or claims.
  • The aim of the project must be to promote Japanese Studies. The following proposals are not eligible:
    • Projects in the field of medicine, manual training or natural sciences
    • Organization of or participation in sporting events and training
    • Projects in the field of art (art-related projects such as exhibitions, film series, etc. that form a portion of a larger, comprehensive Japanese Studies project may be funded)
    • Goodwill exchanges
    • Social welfare or international development projects
    • Tourist-oriented programs

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application materials at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit IPS Small Grant Program.

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