The Japan Foundation Asia Center’s grant and fellowship programs

The Japan Foundation Asia Center’s grant and fellowship programs support collaborative initiatives with Asian—primarily ASEAN—counterparts.

Programs Detail

Program name
(Abbreviation of application form)
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Grant Program for Enhancing People-to-People Exchange
(AC-PP)

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Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration
(AC-CC)

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The Asia Center Fellowship Program
(AC-FS)

Eligible Applicants
Applications from Japan
Resident of Japan or ten ASEAN countries, and who hold a nationality, citizenship, or permanent residency of Japan or one of the ten ASEAN countries.
Applications from outside of Japan ×
Applications from individuals × ×
Applications from organizations
Organizations based in Japan.

Organizations based in ten ASEAN countries or Japan.
×
Terms of Grant / Fellowship
Grant Coverage Maximum 1.5 million JPY
The grant can cover a portion of the expenses of the following categories.
1. Traveling expense
2. Accommodation
3. Venue and equipment use
Maximum 10 million JPY
The grant can cover a portion of the expenses from a maximum of three categories chosen from below.

1. Traveling expense and accommodation
2. Venue and equipment use
3. Translation, interpretation and honoraria for lectures
4. Preparation of written or printed material etc.
5. Carriage (baggage/ freight)

1. Stipend
2. International airfare(s)

Short term: 21days to 59 days
Long term: 60 days to 6 months

Application Period
First Round Deadline No later than December 1, 2017
Project Duration Projects that take place between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Projects that commence between April 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018, and which are expected to be completed within 12 months. Projects that commence between June 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
Notification of Results April 2018
Second Round Deadline No later than June 1, 2018
Project Duration Projects that take place between October 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Projects that commence between October 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, and which are expected to be completed within 12 months. Projects that commence between December 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.
Notification of Results September 2018
Application Instructions
AC-PP AC-CC AC-FS

※Small-scale grant programs are also offered by the Japan Foundation’s overseas offices in the ASEAN countries. Please contact the respective overseas officesfor more details.