The Japan Foundation offers a variety of grants and programs supporting projects in the following areas:
Arts and Culture
Japanese Language Education
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Programs administered by the Japan Foundation Head Office in Japan are described in the Program Guidelines, published in the fall of each fiscal year. The Program Guidelines includes a list of programs, application forms and deadlines: Guidelines in English Guidelines in Japanese
If you are unable to access these digital files, contact The Japan Foundation, Toronto at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 966-1600 (or the Japan Foundation office closest to you) and request to have a copy delivered by mail.
The Japan Foundation, Toronto also offers small grants through its Local Grant Programs.
How to Apply
1) Contact the Japan Foundation, Toronto or the nearest diplomatic mission to clarify your eligibility. (Even if you are certain of your eligibility, it is helpful to let the office know that you are planning to submit an application.)
- Ontario residents living outside the National Capital Region should apply through the Japan Foundation, Toronto
- National Capital Region residents should apply through the Embassy of Japan, Ottawa
- British Columbia and Yukon residents should apply through the Consulate General of Japan, Vancouver
- Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Territories residents should apply through the Consulate General of Japan, Calgary
- Quebec and Atlantic provinces residents should apply through the Consulate General of Japan, Montreal
2) Download application from this website or request that a copy be mailed to you from the Japan Foundation, Toronto. Fill out the application and submit by its specific deadline.
3) The application results for most programs administered by Japan Foundation Headquarters will be sent to you by mail in April 2018.
The Japan Foundation supports exchange projects between Japan and other countries to foster the general public’s interest in Japan and to promote understanding of Japan abroad. The programs support projects that introduce various aspects of Japanese arts and culture and contribute to international society through the arts.
To promote the understanding of Japan as well as mutual understanding between Japan and the rest of the world, the Japan Foundation supports the activities of Japanese-language institutions and groups, and provides training programs in Japan for Japanese-language teachers and learners.
Programs in this field encourage a greater understanding of Japan by supporting and promoting Japanese Studies overseas, creating opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue on global issues and administering programs designed to develop future leaders.
The Japan Foundation, Toronto offers small grants through its Local Grant Programs. Local Grants support non-profit and educational institutions carrying out projects related to Japanese arts, culture and language education, and which enhance mutual understanding between Japan and Canada.
The Japan Foundation supports cultural projects that contribute to the promotion of international cultural exchange by granting the use of its name as a supporter.