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The Japan Foundation provides funding to support a range of Japan-related activities in Australia, and offers professional development opportunities for locals whose work or practice has ties to Japan. Specifically, our grant programs are designed for individuals and/or organisations who are active in language education, research, and arts and cultural programming and curation.

Opportunities for scholars and related institutions whose projects involve Japan.

Major Grants

  • Fellowships
  • Conferences
  • Japanese Studies Projects
  • Language Training for Specialists

Mini Grants

  • Japanese Studies Small Project Funding
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Supports a range of Japan-focused arts and culture projects, such as major exhibitions and festivals, as well as fellowships for curators undertaking research in Japan.

Major Grants

  • Major Exhibitions
  • Japanese Art Research Fellowship
  • Bringing Artists from Japan
  • Language Training for Specialists
  • Translated Publications Grant

Local Grants

  • Arts & Culture Small Project Funding
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Offers Japanese language teachers opportunities for professional development, as well as funding for teaching resources, speech contests and other projects.

Major Grants (Training Programs)

  • Japan In-Country Training Programs
  • Online Training Program
  • Language Training for Specialists

Local Support Programs and Grants

  • Teaching Materials Grant
  • Speech Contest Support
  • Sakura Network Grants
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