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Major Grants    Applications open early October – early December annually
 
 
 
Advanced Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese Language
 
Applications for FY 2015-16 are now closed.
The FY 2016-17 grant round is scheduled to open in October 2015.


Advanced program for individuals or team members (up to 3) with a Japanese language proficiency level of N1 or equivalent who require more advanced expertise as teachers and/or have specific challenges or issues they would like to address, including the development of teaching materials, teaching methods, and curriculums.

Course venue: The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa

Duration: 20 October to 17 December, 2015 (TBC)

Success rate for JFY2014-15:
  • Australia: 0 of 0 applications
  • Globally: 10 out of 23 applications [7 out of 18 teams]
Japan Foundation Program Guidelines (PDF/1.21mb) (See page 16)
Application instructions (PDF/178kb)
Application form (Word/178kb)
 
 
 
 
Graduate Program on the Japanese Language and Culture (Master’s Course)
 
Applications for FY 2015-16 are now closed.
The FY 2016-17 grant round is scheduled to open in October 2015.


A one-year program for Japanese language teachers and government officials who have experience teaching Japanese and are expected to be leaders in the academic world of Japanese Language education.
 
Venue:
The graduate program is offered by the following two institutions:

(1)The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute , Urawa
(2)The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Duration: September 2015 – September 2016

Success rate for JFY 2014-2015:
  • Australia: 0 out of 0 applications
  • Globally: 4 out of 16 applications
Japan Foundation Program Guidelines (PDF/1.21mb)
Application instructions (PDF/206kb)
Application form (Word/158kb)
 
 
 
 
Programs for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields
 
Applications for FY 2015-16 are now closed.
The FY 2016-17 grant round is scheduled to open in October 2015.

 
2 or 6 month intensive residential Japanese language courses for specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, curators, and so on) who require a good command of the Japanese language for the purposes of field work and research.

Venue: The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai.

Duration: From October 2015 to April 2016

Success rate for JFY 2014-2015:
  • Australia: 0 out of 0 applications
  • Globally: 44 out of 139 applications
    • 2 month course: 22 participants
    • 6 month course: 22 participants
Japan Foundation Program Guidelines (PDF/1.21mb) (See pg 23)
Application instructions (PDF/450kb)
Eligibility Check sheet (PDF/285kb)
Application forms
 
Sheet 1-A for Researchers and Postgraduate Students (Word/177kb)
Sheet 1-B for Librarians (Word/124kb)
Sheet 1-C for Curators/Museum Researchers (Word/207kb)
Sheet 2 Referees’ Appraisal Form (Word/96kb)
Sheet 3 Language Ability Assessment (Word/11kb)
 
 
 
 
Long-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language
 
Applications for FY 2015-16 are now closed.
The FY 2016-17 grant round is scheduled to open in October 2015.
 
This program provides Japanese language teachers early in their career with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and deepen their knowledge of Japan.
 
Course venue: The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa
 
Duration: 8 September, 2015 to 4 March, 2016
 
Success rate for JFY2014-15:
  • Australia: 0 of 0 applications
  • Globally: 57 out of 148 applications
 
Japan Foundation Program Guidelines (PDF/1.21mb) See page 19
Application Instructions (PDF/209kb)
Language Proficiency Self-Check Test (PDF/456kb)
Application form (Word/196kb)
 
 
 
 
Short-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language
 
Applications for FY 2015-16 are now closed.
The FY 2016-17 grant round is scheduled to open in October 2015.
 
Duration:

Spring course: 12 May to 2 July, 2015 (TBC) for primary and secondary teachers
Summer course: 7 July to 27 August, 2015 (TBC) for primary/secondary and higher/adult
Winter course: 12 January to 3 March, 2016 (TBC) for higher and adult education

Success rate for JFY2014-15:
  • Australia: 0 of 0 applications
  • Globally: 93 out of 307 applications
 
Japan Foundation Program Guidelines (PDF/1.21mb) See page 19
Application Instructions (PDF/209kb)
Language Proficiency Self-Check Test (PDF/456kb)
Application form (Word/196kb)
 
 
 
Mini Grants
 
See individual grant details below for application deadlines.
 
 
 
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.

Applications for Round 2 of the grant are currently open, and close on 6 November 2014.
 
Guidelines (Establishing New Programs) (PDF / 166KB)
Guidelines (Expanding Existing Programs) (PDF / 170KB)
Application Form : FORM A (Word / 223KB)
Proposed Materials: FORM-B (Word / 266KB)
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.

Download guidelines
Download application form
 
 
Enquiries
 

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

 
Other Funding Opportunities
 
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