Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia - The Asia Center Fellowship Program for ASEAN and Japan, Japan (Fully Funded)

The Japan Foundation conducts programs in the three major areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia. There are applicable programs in each of these areas, and a support is provided for activities conducted by individuals and organizations that are involved in international exchange.

The Japan Foundation Asia Center aims to foster awareness of empathy and coexistence as neighbors who live together among the residents of Asia through exchange and collaboration. To that end, it implements projects in diverse fields, such as arts and culture, sports, Japanese-language education and academic exchange.

Application forms and instructions for FY2020 Asia Center Grant Programs are now available.
*For FY2020, only applications from organizations within Japan are eligible.

Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration 
This program particularly supports collaborative projects ―― the majority of which involve ASEAN countries and Japan participants ―― as well as projects that plan to disseminate their achievements in the fields of arts and culture, sports, civil society or intellectual exchange.  

Grant Program for Enhancing People-to-People Exchange [Special Program in response to COVID-19]  
This program particularly supports exchange / collaborative projects, that are implemented mainly by ASEAN countries and Japan participants, and that do not involve the movement of people across countries.

Maximum 10 million JPY
The grant can cover portions from a maximum of three categories from below.
  • 1. Traveling expense (international and long-distance domestic travel) and accommodation
  • 2. Venue and equipment use
  • 3. Translation, interpretation and honoraria for lecturers
  • 4. Preparation of materials, reports, PR materials, etc.
  • 5. Carriage (baggage/ freight)


Applicants must be:
  • A resident of ASEAN countries or Japan, and hold a nationality, citizenship, or permanent residency of ASEAN countries or Japan.
For Other Requirement and How to Apply. Please download the application Form and Guideline. (In Japannese.

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