Japan Foundation, New York: U.S.-Southeast Asia-Japan Collaboration and Exchange Initiative

Deadline: 1 November 2017

The Japan Foundation, New York is seeking applications for its U.S.-Southeast Asia-Japan Collaboration and Exchange Initiative that is designed to connect Japan scholars from the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Japan in order to enhance their collective scholarship through collaborative projects and exchanges, as well as to advance Japanese Studies in these three regions.

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The Japan Foundation hopes that Japan scholars and students from all three regions and across many disciplines will benefit mutually from the creation of scholarly networks and the sharing of Japanese Studies resources, research methodology, and practical collaborative work.

Types of Projects

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In this program, the Japan Foundation encourages U.S. institutions to initiate and carry out the following types of projects:

  • Invitation of Japan scholars from Southeast Asia and Japan (visiting professorship, visiting researcher, etc.)
  • Collaborative research and/or collaborative publication with Japan scholars from Southeast Asia and Japan
  • Seminars or workshops for Japan scholars and/or students from Southeast Asia and Japan
  • Mutual exchange of Japan scholars and/or students from Southeast Asia and Japan
  • Other types of collaborative effort among Japan scholars from the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Japan

Funding Information

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The maximum amount of the grant request from the Japan Foundation is $100,000 per year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only submissions from U.S. institutions and organizations with 501(c)(3) status will be accepted.
  • Multiple applications from one institution will not be accepted.
  • Projects must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible for application:
    • They must not be used for political, religious, social welfare, or commercial activities.
    • They must not be activities in support of specific doctrines or claims.
  • The aim of the project must be to promote Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. The following proposals are not eligible:
    • Projects in the field of medicine, technology or natural sciences
    • Organization of or participation in sporting events and training
    • Projects in the field of art (art-related projects such as exhibitions, film series, etc. that form a portion of a larger, comprehensive Japanese Studies project may be funded)
    • Goodwill exchanges
    • Social welfare or international development projects
    • Tourist-oriented programs

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application materials by post at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Japan Foundation.

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