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.

To those considering applying for our grants: The Impact of the Spread of the Coronavirus
As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is spreading worldwide, we anticipate that there will be many uncertainties in planning your projects. The Japan Foundation Asia Center places the highest priority on the health and safety of the participants and staff. Even after your project is selected, we may cancel part or all of the grant if the implementation of the planned project is inappropriate when we check with the policies and restrictions regarding coronavirus infection in Japan and the countries involved in the project implementation. We will consider postponing the start date of the grant and changing the schedule on a case-by-case basis, and will endeavor to be as flexible as possible.
For general inquiries:

Grant Program for
Promotion of Cultural Collaboration

The program provides grants to cover a portion of the expenses incurred by organizations that conduct collaborative projects and plan to widely disseminate its achievements in Japan and Asia.
*There is no plan for new calls.

Grant Program for
Enhancing People-to-People Exchange

The program particularly supports exchange / collaborative projects, that are implemented mainly by ASEAN countries and Japan participants, and that do not involve the movement of people across countries.
*Submission period: April 1 - September 15, 2021.

The Asia Center
Fellowship Program

The fellowship provides individuals financial support for those who plan to carry out research and forum networks outside their home countries.
*There is no plan for new calls

About the Japan Foundation Asia Center


The Japan Foundation is Japan's principal independent administrative institution dedicated to carrying out cultural exchange initiatives throughout the world. The Asia Center, established in April 2014, is a division within the Foundation that conducts and supports collaborative initiatives with its Asian—primarily ASEAN—counterparts. Through interacting and working together in Japanese-language education, arts and culture, sports, and grassroots and intellectual exchange, the Asia Center pursues to develop the sense of kinship and coexistence as neighboring inhabitants of Asia.

The Japan Foundation Asia Center Website


Friday November 26th, 2021

令和3年度アジア・市民交流助成 採択一覧を掲載いたしました。

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Tuesday August 31st, 2021

令和3年度アジア・市民交流助成 採択一覧を掲載いたしました。

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Thursday April 1st, 2021


国際交流基金アジアセンターでは、令和3年度助成プログラムの公募を開始いたしました。   新型コロナウイルスの世界的な流行が続く今般の状況に鑑み、令和3年度は、国境を越えた人の移動を伴わない、東南アジア地域との交 […]

Monday March 15th, 2021

アジア・文化創造協働助成 2020年度 採択一覧を掲載いたしました。

The List of Grant Awardees for FY2020 Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration has been released. […]

Wednesday April 8th, 2020

For the grant awardees approved in FY2019: response to the new coronavirus, COVID-19

If you consider changes in your granted project such as cessation, suspension, postponement or down-sizing in […]

Thursday September 26th, 2019

Announcement of Grant & Fellowship Awardees [FY2019 2nd Round]

List of Grant & Fellowship Awardees for 2nd round, FY2019 has been released. List of Fellows (pdf / 113KB) […]