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.

*This program ended in FY2021.

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)
List of Grant Awardees
Frequently Asked Questions