JFNY & CGP NEWSLETTER | October 2, 2021
Special Issue
Program Guidelines 2022
Current Opportunities
The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2022 are now available. The Program Guidelines outline the full array of grant programs that The Japan Foundation offers in various fields.

Arts & Culture
This program is designed to provide financial assistance for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish books originally written in Japanese, in order to promote better understanding of Japanese culture and Japanese Studies.

Deadline: December 1
This program is designed to provide financial assistance to exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences outside of Japan, in order to deepen global understanding of Japanese art and culture.

This program aims to support the development of professionals specializing in the study of Japanese art by providing an opportunity for curators and researchers to conduct research in Japan, and promote the study of the field and the introduction of Japanese art outside of Japan. This fellowship is implemented by The Japan Foundation with generous funding from the Ishibashi Foundation.

This program is designed to provide financial support for U.S. and European museums to further promote constant and effective use of their Japanese art collections and thereby assist the establishment of an infrastructure to exhibit Japanese art.

JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture expands the scope to online content programs. We support online projects related to Arts & Cultural Exchange that incorporate issues pertaining to the COVID-19 global pandemic, such as virtual exhibitions and performances, film streaming, online conferences as well as webinars. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For online projects, they must be received by JFNY at least 1 month prior to the project start date.

Japanese Studies
This program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese Studies in the U.S. Grant coverage may include support for faculty, instructor, or staff salaries, travel expenses, honoraria for lecturers, visiting scholar support, graduate and undergraduate support, acquisition of research and teaching materials, conference and seminar expenses, acquisition of library and digital resources. Applications that create tenure or tenure-track positions in Japanese Studies are especially welcome.

This program is designed to: (i) support institutions that face difficulties in maintaining current levels of infrastructure for Japanese Studies in the U.S.; (ii) stimulate infrastructural interest in Japanese Studies by small and newer institutions without an established program of Japanese Studies or those that lack personnel or resources; and (iii) provide support for particularly innovative programs that promote Japanese Studies.

This program is designed to provide scholars, researchers, and doctoral candidates with the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

This grant aims to support projects that will enhance and deepen the understanding of Japan through academic exploration. Successful proposals generally take the form of conferences, colloquia, symposia, presentations, and lectures.

As in-person gatherings are limited due to the global pandemic, we are introducing a new grant program to provide intensive support for initiatives related to Japanese Studies that focus on exchanges via the Internet. The following are examples of the types of projects this program can support: online symposium, seminars, and workshops; expansion of digital archives; creation of web contents; digital exhibitions, etc.