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Japanese Studies and Global Partnerships Grants

The Japan Foundation offers two types of grants to support scholars and related institutions whose projects involve Japan.

Major Grants have one application round per year (see timeline below) and are administered in collaboration with the Japan Foundation Head Office. These are designed to support medium- to large-scale initiatives such as conferences, symposia or projects requiring in-country research.

Mini Grants are administered locally, and have no fixed application round. Applications are accepted up to 1 month prior to project commencement until funding allocations are exhausted. Mini Grants are designed to support small-scale projects such as workshops or lectures by visiting scholars.

Major Grants

Japan Foundation Fellowships provide support for doctoral candidates and established researchers in the humanities and social sciences conducting research in Japan.

Conference Grants offer partial funding to research institutions and non-government organisations for international conferences, symposia and other intellectual exchange conferences.

This grant supports projects that aim to promote Japan-related research and intellectual exchange at local academic institutions.

This program provides support for researchers and practitioners in Japan, Australia, India, or the U.S. to conduct research activities on the common policy issues in the Indo-Pacific, mainly in the four countries, excluding the fellow’s country of origin.

This intensive in-country language training program is designed to give researchers and cultural specialists the skills they need to conduct research in Japan.

Mini Grants

This grant supports local projects that will further Japan-related scholarship in Australia by contributing to intellectual exchange and the enhancement of academic networks.

Other grants offered by The Japan Foundation

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