Grants and Programs

The Japan Foundation Head Office and the Japan Foundation, Toronto offer a variety of grants and programs supporting projects.

The Japan Foundation Head Office Programs

Arts and Culture
Japanese Language Education
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
How to Apply
Inquiries

The Japan Foundation, Toronto Programs

Local Grant Programs
Granting the Use of the Name of The Japan Foundation, Toronto as a Supporter

 

The Japan Foundation Head Office Programs

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

*Please note that the “Support Program for Organizations in Japanese-Language Education (Grants)” as listed in the Program Guidelines (Pg. 15 English, Pg. 19 Japanese) is currently covered under our Local Grant Program for Japanese-Language Education. Please refer to that program instead.

The following programs are open to Canadian educational institutions or individuals. For a detailed description, click on each program below:

Arts and Culture

  • Performing Arts Japan for North America

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    This program is designed to provide financial support for performances and co-productions in North America that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.
    [Detailed Information and Application Forms]
    Deadline: October 31, 2019

  • Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

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    This program is designed to provide financial support for museums and art institutions outside Japan that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas. In addition, this program is designed to support international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works.
    [Detailed Information and Application Forms]
    Deadline: December 2, 2019

  • Support Program for Translation and Publication on Japan

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    This program is designed to provide financial support for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish Japan-related books. The grant shall cover part of the translation cost and/or publishing costs (paper costs, plate-making costs, printing costs, binding costs, etc.).
    [Detailed Information and Application Forms]
    Deadline: November 20, 2019

  • Ishibashi Foundation/The Japan Foundation Fellowship for Research on Japanese Art

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    This program aims to support the development of professionals specializing in the study of Japanese art by providing an opportunity for curators and researchers from abroad to conduct research in Japan, and by so doing, promote the study of the field and the introduction of Japanese art overseas.
    This fellowship is implemented by the Japan Foundation with generous funding from the Ishibashi Foundation.
    [Detailed Information and Application Forms]
    Deadline: December 2, 2019

Japanese Language Education

  • Basic Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

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    This program is a six months program designed for teachers who are early in their career with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills, acquire the basic teaching methodology, and deepen their knowledge of Japan. This program was conducted as “Long-Term Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language” until FY 2018.
    [Detailed Information and Application Forms]

    Deadline: December 2, 2019

  • Japanese language Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

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    This program is a six weeks program designed to provide an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skill which is necessary as teachers of Japanese language and deepen their knowledge of Japanese society and culture.
    [Detailed Information and Application Forms]

    Deadline: December 2, 2019

  • Japanese Teaching Methods Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

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    This program is a six weeks program designed to provide an opportunity to improve the teaching methodology. This program will be conducted twice (Summer Course and Winter Course) per year.
    [Detailed Information and Application Forms]

    Deadline: December 2, 2019

  • Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language on a Specific Theme

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    Training courses are provided on the specific themes of ①Teaching Japanese Grammar, ②Business Japanese and ③Course Design. In the fiscal 2020, we provide the three training courses above for the purpose of deepening knowledge on theories and methodologies related to the themes and to improve educational capacity, with the aim of resolving issues in each educational setting.
    [Detailed Information and Application Forms]

    Deadline: December 2, 2019

  • Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields

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    With the aim of providing support to specialists who require Japanese language proficiency in order to smoothly execute their specialist work and research activities (such as researchers, graduate students, librarians, and museum and art museum curators), this program provides training for the acquisition of practical Japanese language proficiency through a curriculum that is tailored to the characteristics of the respective specialist work, conducted at the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai.
    [Detailed Information and Application Forms]

    Deadline: December 2, 2019

Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange


How to Apply

1) Contact the Japan Foundation, Toronto to clarify your eligibility or ask any questions you may have regarding the programs. (Even if you are certain of your eligibility, it is helpful to let the office know that you are planning to submit an application.)

2) Download application from this website. Fill out the application and submit by its specific deadline.

3) The application results for most programs will be sent to you by mail in April 2020.


Inquiries

If you have any questions regarding the above grants and programs, please fill out the following form.

Please read the general instructions as well as the details of each program and the appropriate application forms thoroughly.

Please refer to FAQs for more information.

The Japan Foundation, Toronto Programs

Local Grant Programs

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.


Granting the Use of the Name of The Japan Foundation, Toronto as a Supporter

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.