UPDATE: The final deadline for the Grant Programme for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration and the Asia Center Fellowship Programme is 6.30 P.M. on 1ST JUNE, 2015. You may submit your application via the book return box located outside our library. Any applications submitted after the stipulated due date will not be accepted.
The Japan Foundation has opened applications to its annual programmes providing both financial and practical support to individuals and organisations involved in international exchange activities. Beneficiaries stand to be awarded grants, research scholarships and other means of assistance.
Deadline for application falls on December 1, 2014 except for “Support Programme for Translation and Publication on Japan”, which falls on November 19, 2014.
The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur serves as the local office for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Interested parties in these three countries are encouraged to contact us directly for application submission and further enquiries.
Step 1: Review and decide on chosen programme
Arts and Cultural Exchange
|1||Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists (link)This programme is designed to support artists and Japanese culture specialists who participate in cultural events (e.g. performing arts, demonstrations, lectures and workshops) overseas with the aim of introducing Japanese arts and culture or of contributing to international society through arts and cultural projects.The invitee must apply for themselves in Japan.||Japanese individuals and organisations||Dec 1, 2014|
|2||Exhibitions Abroad Support Programme (link)This program is designed to support museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas.In addition, this program is designed to support overseas international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works.||Overseas organisations||Dec 1, 2014|
|3||Support Programme for Translation and Publication on Japan (link)This program is designed to provide financial assistance for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish Japan-related books. The grant shall cover part of the translation cost and/or publishing cost (paper cost, plate-making cost, printing cost, binding cost, etc.).Japanese publishers may apply only if there is an agreement with foreign book distribution companies.||Japanese and overseas organisations||Nov 19, 2014|
Japanese Studies Overseas and Intellectual Exchange
|1||Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Programme (link)This programme provides preeminent foreign scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan.For more information, visit the JFKL Fellowship and Support to Organisation page.||Overseas individuals||Dec 1, 2014|
|2||Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences (link)This programme is designed to strengthen intellectual exchange between Japan and other countries and to fortify Japan’s intellectual contribution to the world by supporting dialogue on regionally or globally shared issues as well as on key global priorities.||Japanese and overseas organisations||Dec 1, 2014|
Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia
|1||Grant Programme for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration (link)This programme provides grants to partially cover expenses incurred by specialists/specialist organisations in the fields of arts and culture, sports, or intellectual exchange in Asia that aim to conduct collaborative projects such as co-productions, joint researches, and projects to disseminate the results of these collaborative projects.||Japanese and overseas organisations||Dec 1, 2014 for projects implemented between Apr 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.Jun 1, 2015 for projects implemented between Dec 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.|
|2||The Asia Center Fellowship Programme (link)This program provides fellowship opportunities for specialists in Asia that are involved in activities such as conducting research, creative work, and building networks and platforms across a wide range of fields including arts and culture, sports, and intellectual exchange. The goal of this program is to promote collaborative and cooperative projects that cross national boundaries as well as to further nurture cultural specialists in Asia.||Japanese and overseas individuals||Dec 1, 2014 for projects implemented between Jun 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.Jun 1, 2015 for projects implemented between Dec 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.|
Step 2: Comply with application procedures
The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2015 （April 1, 2015 to March 31,2016） outline the full array of the Japan Foundation’s applicable programs.
Download the full document (PDF/43 pages/1242KB) by clicking the image below.
Once you have read the individual programme descriptions and general instructions thoroughly, download the relevant application forms by clicking the desired file format and send the completed copies to us.
6. Grant Programme for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration (TBA on Japan Foundation website)
Step 3: Await screening results
Screening is carried out from the following perspectives across the board for all programmes:
1. Need for the Japan Foundation to provide support/implement the project
2. Feasibility and effectiveness of the project
3. Validity of the proposed budget
For other selection policies and dates for notification of results, please refer to the respective programme descriptions in the Program Guidelines.
For a brief outline of the programmes available, please download our flyer by clicking the image below.
For more information, please contact the Cultural Affairs Department at +603 2284 6228 or firstname.lastname@example.org