Funding: Japan-US Friendship Commission Grants

JUSFC accepts grant applications in the following areas:

1) Exchanges and Scholarship
2) Global Challenges
3) Arts and Culture
4) Education and Public Affairs

Which organizations may apply?
Any non-profit organization in the United States or Japan that deals with Japanese studies, the study of the United States, public affairs or the arts may apply. Individuals may not apply for support directly to the Commission except for the Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship Program.

When are JUSFC deadlines?
July1 annually for all programs except the Creative Artists Fellowship Program, which has an annual submission deadline of March 1. All hard copy applications must be received at the Commission’s office by the close of business 5 PM July 1. Means of delivery are via regular mail, commercial delivery service or messenger. Fax copies will not be accepted. If July 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next Monday.

What is the amount of the “average” grant? How much can I ask for?
A. There is no meaningful “average” for an award. Rather than asking how much the Commission will support and then building a budget to meet a targeted figure, it is better that an applicant itemize a realistic budget based on the needs of the project as fully described in the project narrative. The Commission’s most recent biennial reports are available at its website at

How long is the average duration of a project?
Projects may range in duration anywhere from a few months to approximately one-and-a-half years. If a project is longer than this, the Commission may approve support for Year One, and in principle for the remaining years, pending successful outcome of Year One of the project. In this case resubmission of a request for support for each successive year will be necessary.

For more information, see the website at:

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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1 Response to Funding: Japan-US Friendship Commission Grants

  1. Reblogged this on Schooled Abroad and commented:
    More gold from Shinpai Deshou! Passing it along. As always, thanks for your hard work, Paura!

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