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The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is currently accepting applications for the fiscal year April 2016 – March 2017 

Grant Programs in four major categories - Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange and Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia

until the application deadline on December 1, 2015 (Tuesday).




n  Arts and Cultural Exchange
   
Program
Eligible Applicant
Overview
Exhibition Aboard Support Program
Organization
The program is designed to support museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas.
Support Program for Translation and Publication on Japan
Organization
The program is designed to provide financial assistance for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish Japan-related books.

n  Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Program
Eligible Applicant
Overview
Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture (Master’s Course)
Individual
The program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language working abroad and government officials who have experience in teaching the Japanese language abroad and are expected to be leaders of the academic world of Japanese language education in their own countries, with an opportunity to obtain a Master's degree in Japanese language education
Long-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language
Organization
The program is designed to provide foreign teachers of the Japanese language who are early (at least 6 months)  in their career with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan
Short-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language
Organization
The program is designed to provide foreign teachers of the Japanese language, who have at least two years of experience in teaching the Japanese language, with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan
Advanced Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language
Organization
The program is designed for overseas educational organizations whose teacher(s); require more advanced expertise and skills as teachers of Japanese-language; have specific challenges they wish to address; and have issues they wish to resolve in the teaching of Japanese-language.
Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields
Individual
The program is designed to provide specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.) with at least Level N4 Language Proficiency who need a good command of the Japanese language to conduct field work and research through an intensive residential training course on the Japanese language

n  Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Program
Eligible Applicant
Overview
Japanese Studies Fellowship Program
Individual
The program provides preeminent foreign scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan, with the aim of supporting them and promoting Japanese Studies overseas.

n  Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia
Program
Eligible Applicant
Overview
Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration
Organization
The program provides grants to partially cover expenses incurred by specialists/specialist organizations in the fields of arts and culture, sports, or intellectual exchange in Asia which aims to conduct collaborative projects such as co-productions, joint researches, and projects to disseminate the results of these collaborative projects. The goal of the grant is to foster an awareness of empathy and coexistence among the people of Asia, including Japan, through collaboration.
The Asia Center Fellowship Program

Individual
The program provides fellowship opportunities for specialists in Asia who are involved in activities such as conducting research, creative work, and building networks and platforms across a wide range of fields including arts and culture, sports, and intellectual exchange.



The Japan Foundation 2016-2017 Program Guidelines and accompanying application forms can be accessed at The Japan Foundation Website – http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/index.html

For inquiries / clarifications please contact The Japan Foundation, Manila.
The Japan Foundation, Manila - 23/F, Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Ave., Makati City
Tel. # (02) 811-6155~58 /  Fax # (02) 811-6153 /  E-mail: email@jfmo.org.ph
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