Japanese Language
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Head Office Grants    Applications open early October – early December annually
 
Applications for Fiscal 2014-2015 are now closed.
 
 
Graduate Program on the Japanese Language and Culture (Master’s Course)
This program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language abroad and/or individuals who have experience in teaching the Japanese language abroad, who are expected to be leaders of the academic world of Japanese language education in their own countries, with an opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in Japanese language education.
 
General Information
Guidelines and Applicaiton
Application Form
 
Advanced Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese Language
Provides teachers of the Japanese language with an opportunity to improve their language skills and teaching methodology, and to deepen their knowledge of Japan. Conducted in Urawa, Japan. The Japan Foundation covers the cost of tuition, accommodation and meals; however, from last year participants must bear the cost of their own round-trip air ticket.
 
General Information
Guidelines and Applicaiton
Application Form
 
 
I am a native speaker, am I eligible for this grant?
Yes. This is the only grant that native speakers are eligible for.
 
What types of projects would be accepted for the Advanced Training Program?
Example programs that would be accepted are syllabus and curriculum programs as well as the development of teaching materials.
 
I received a grant from The Japan Foundation last year. When am I eligible to apply again?
One year must elapse before being eligible to receive a further grant from The Japan Foundation.
 
Can team members be from different organizations or reside in different countries?
Yes. All members do not have to belong to the same institution in the same country however it does exclude members residing in Japan.
 
 
 
Short- and Long-Term Training Programs for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese Language
Provides teachers of the Japanese language with an opportunity to improve their language skills and teaching methodology, and to deepen their knowledge of Japan. Conducted in Urawa, Japan. The Japan Foundation covers the cost of tuition, accommodation and meals; however, from last year participants must bear the cost of their own round-trip air ticket.
Success rate for Fiscal Year 2012-13:
  • Short Term – 3 out of 5 applications
  • Long Term – 0 applications
 
General Information
Guidelines and Applicaiton
Application Form
Japanese Proficiency Self-Check Test
 
 
I teach Japanese part-time - am I eligible to apply?
Yes, applications from part-time teachers will be considered.
 
I teach Japanese as a private tutor - am I eligible to apply?
No. You must be teaching Japanese at a recognised educational institution (school, university or college).
 
I am a native speaker of Japanese - am I eligible to apply?
No. These programs are specifically tailored for non-native speakers of Japanese. As of this year, the Training Program for Japanese Abroad has been discontinued.
 
Do I have to have sat for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test?
No. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is not a prerequisite for these programs, however it is used as a benchmark when determining applicants’ Japanese language ability. If you have never sat for the JLPT, you may be asked to complete the Japanese Language Proficiency Self-Check questionnaire and submit it with your application.
 
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> Japanese Language Proficiency Self-Check
 
 
 
Programs for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields
This program is an intensive training course in Japanese for researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.. who need to learn Japanese for their academic research activities or field-related work.

Success rate for Fiscal year 2012-2013:
  • 6 month course 2 out of 3 applications
  • 2 month course 1 out of 1 application
General Information
Guidelines and Application
Application Form for Researchers and Postgraduate Students
Application Form for Librarians
Application Form for Curators/Museum Researchers
Assessment Form of Japanese Language Ability
Recommendation Sheet
Check List
 
 
Who is eligible for this grant?
People of the following professions can apply for this grant, librarians, curators, post graduate students, scholars and researchers.
 
I am not fluent in Japanese. Am I eligible for this program?
Yes. To be successful you only have to have the equivalent proficiency of Level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at the time of your application.
 
 
 
Local Grants   
 
See individual grant details below for application deadlines.
The Japan Foundation, Sydney is now offering three local grants.
 
 
2014-15 Guidelines and Application Forms are now available.
 
For State/Territory Level Contests
This program is to assist to state/territory organisations who plan to hold state/territory level Japanese language speech contests by providing a monetary contribution towards the cost of the contest.
 
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Download application form
Download budget proposal
 
For Regional & School/University Level Contests
This program is to assist organisations who plan to hold regional or school/university level Japanese language speech contests by providing a monetary contribution towards the cost of the contest.
 
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Download budget proposal
 
 
This grant is for schools in Australia who wish to supplement their budget to purchase textbooks and materials for their Japanese language program. There are two grants in the program: one for schools starting their Japanese program, and one for schools with an already-existing program. Please check the guidelines below to determine which grant you should apply for. All applicants should submit Form A and Form B.

The next round of funding for this grant will open in October 2014.
 
Guidelines for previous rounds can be found below. Please note, these are subject to change, and may not reflect guidelines and conditions for future rounds.
Guidelines (Establishing New Programs) (PDF / 126KB)
Guidelines (Expanding Existing Programs) (PDF / 130KB)
For more information on this grant, please email coordinators@jpf.org.au.
   
 

Applications for these grants are open all year round. 2014-15 guidelines and application forms are available now.

This program is designed to provide partial aid for seminars, workshops, training courses and academic meetings concerning Japanese language education carried out by Australian teachers’ associations, academic societies and higher educational and research institutions.

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Download application form
 
 
Enquiries
 

For enquiries about Japanese Language Education Overseas grant programmes, please contact the Programme Coordinator at coordinators@jpf.org.au.