The Asia Center Fellowship Program

This program is designed to encourage joint or cooperative projects that cross national cultural borders among individuals. Fellowships are offered to successful applicants who plan to pursue their research and activities outside their home country (or countries), and who seek to further develop their field(s) of expertise and form networks between individual and institutional counterparts in ASEAN and/or Japan in a wide range of fields.

Eligible Applicants
Residents of Japan or one of the ten ASEAN countries, and who holds a nationality, citizenship, or permanent residency of Japan or one of the ten ASEAN countries.
1. Activities/Projects
Joint or cooperative research that are toward forming networks/platforms in the arts and culture, sports, and intellectual exchange.
2. Countries
– The ten ASEAN countries or in Japan.
– Can be conducted in two or more countries.
– ASEAN applicants must include Japan as one of their project sites.
– Applications that propose research in the applicant’s country of residence are not eligible.
* To ensure the collaborative nature of the program, applicants are required to have acceptance of the Host Institution or Individual.
The Framework
1. Duration Categories
[Short term] 21 days to 59 days
[Long term] 60 days to 6 months
2. Grant Coverage
・Round-trip International Airfare (discount economy class)
Activities Duration/Application Deadlines/Notification of Results
[First round]
Duration: Projects that commence between June 1, 2019 and November 30, 2019
Deadline: No later than December 3, 2018
Notification of Result: April 2019
[Second round]
Duration: Projects that commence between December 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 and which are expected to be completed by September 30, 2020.
Deadline: No later than June 3, 2019
Notification of Result: September 2019
List of Grant Awardees
Frequently Asked Questions

The information provided here is only an outline of the program. Please refer to the Application Instructions for more details.