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Major Grants    Applications open early October – early December annually
Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program
Applications for FY 2016-17 are now closed.
This grant provides pre-eminent scholars, doctoral candidates and researchers in the fields of humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

Success rate for JFY2015-16: 4 out of 14 applications.
Grant Information (PDF/53kb)
Application Form (Word/260kb)
Instructions (Word/189kb)
Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences
Applications for FY 2016-17 are now closed.
This grant provides support to academic and research institutions and non-government organisations to partially fund collaborative intellectual projects, such as international conferences, seminars, workshops and training that address common problems and foster mutual understanding in the Asia and Oceania region. Please note this grant is also open to projects involved in the area of Japanese studies.

Success rate for JFY2015-16: 1 out of 2 applications.
Grant Information (PDF/73kb)
Application Form (Word/220kb)
Instructions (Word/159kb)
Other Grants
Translation/Publications --> see Arts & Culture Grants
Language Training for Researchers --> see Japanese Language Grants
Mini Grants   Available all year round
Applications open all year round
Deadline: 2 months before commencement of applicant’s project
Funding of up to $3000 (in principle) is available for projects scheduled for completion by March 31, 2017.
Please see Guidelines for details.
This program supports academic projects such as conferences, lectures and presentations conducted by non-profit organisations (individuals are not eligible to apply).
Guidelines and how to apply (PDF/225kb)
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