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Major Grants    Applications open early October – early December annually
 
 
 
Short-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language
 
Applications for FY 2016-17 are now closed.

This grant provides teachers of Japanese, who have at least two years of teaching experience, with the opportunity to improve their language skills and teaching methodology, and to cultivate their cross-cultural understanding. This program covers both primary and secondary education.

Training Periods:
  • 6 July to 25 August 2016 (tentative)
  • 17 January to 9 March 2017 (tentative)
Grant Information (PDF/75kb)
Application Form (Word/203kb)
Language Test (Word/137kb)
Instructions (Word/103kb)
 
 
 
 
Long-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language
 
Applications for FY 2016-17 are now closed.

This grant provides early-career teachers of Japanese with the opportunity to improve their language skills and teaching methodology, and to cultivate their cross-cultural understanding. This program covers both primary and secondary education.

Training Periods:
  • 6 September 2016 to 2 March 2017 (tentative)
Grant Information (PDF/65kb)
Application Form (Word/203kb)
Language Test (Word/137kb)
Instructions (Word/103kb)
 
 
 
 
Advanced Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese Language
 
Applications for FY 2016-17 are now closed.

This grant is for teachers of Japanese who have identified and wish to address specific challenges or issues in Japanese language teaching (for example, teaching methods, curricula, development of teaching materials). The program gives teachers the opportunity to acquire advanced expertise and skills concerning these issues, and to develop their problem-solving skills.

Training Periods:
  • 18 October to 15 December 2016
Grant Information (PDF/67kb)
Application Form (Word/185kb)
Instructions (Word/123kb)
 
 
 
 
Graduate Program on the Japanese Language and Culture
 
Applications for FY 2016-17 are now closed.

This grant provides teachers of Japanese, and government officials who have experience teaching Japanese, who are expected to be future leaders in the field of Japanese language education, with the opportunity to complete a Master’s degree in Japanese language education. The program is run by The Japan Foundation and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
 
Training Periods:
  • September 2016 to September 2017
Grant Information (PDF/83kb)
Program Outline (Word/61kb)
Application Form (Word/167kb)
Instructions (Wod/95kb)
 
 
 
 
Programs for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields
 
Applications for FY 2016-17 are now closed.
 
This grant is designed to provide specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, curators etc.) who need a good command of Japanese to conduct field work and research, through an intensive residential training course.

Training Periods:
  • October 2016 to April 2017
Grant Information (PDF/62kb)
Application Form (for research and postgraduate students) (Word/180kb)
Application Form (for librarians) (Word/214kb)
Application Form (for curators/museum researchers) (Word/207kb)
Recommendation Sheet (Word/235kb)
Language Ability Assessment (Word/107kb)
Eligibility Checklist (Word/111kb)
Instructions (Word/162kb)
 
 
 
Mini Grants
 
See individual grant details below for application deadlines.
 
 
2016-17 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.
 
Guidelines (PDF / 3.5MB)
Application Form (Word /136KB)
Budget Proposal (Excel / 84KB)
 
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.
 
Guidelines (PDF / 3.5MB)
Application Form (Word / 136KB)
Budget Proposal (Excel / 85KB)
 
 
 
 
2016/17 Round 2: Application guidelines and Application forms are now available.

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 a Japanese program, and one for schools with an already-existing program. Please check the guidelines below to determine which grant you should apply for. If you are unsure of which program to apply for, contact coordinators@jpf.org.au.

The application form must arrive to The Japan Foundation, Sydney office by post by Thursday 20 October 2016.

 
Guidelines (Establishing New Programs) (PDF / 529KB)
Guidelines (Expanding Existing Programs) (PDF / 516KB)
Application Form [Form A] (Fillable Word / 417KB)
Reimbursement Claim Form + Feedback [FORM B] (Fillable Word / 49KB)
Request to Change Approved Materials [FORM C] (Fillable Word / 65kb)
   
 
 

Applications for these grants are open all year round. 2016-17 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.

Guidelines (PDF / 761kb)
Application Form (Word / 148kb)
 
 
 
Applications are now open.
 
This grant provides funding for travel and accommodation costs associated with attending conferences, seminars, and other professional development sessions for the purpose of improving one’s Japanese language teaching skills and expanding networking opportunities. For the National Symposium on Japanese Language Education 2016, please apply for the separate NSJLE2016 grant.
 
Guidelines (PDF / 246kb)
Application form (PDF / 105kb)
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Applications are now open.
 
This grant provides funding towards travel and accommodation costs associated with attending the National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE2016), to be held 4-5 November 2016 in Melbourne.
For more information about NSJLE2016, please visit the page: http://nsjle.org.au/
 
Guidelines (PDF / 121kb)
Application form (PDF / 103kb)
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Enquiries
 

For enquiries about Japanese Language Grant Programs, please contact coordinators@jpf.org.au.

 
Other Funding Opportunities
 
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