The Japan Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose objective
is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual
understanding between Japan and other countries through 1) the
exchange of persons, 2) support of Japanese studies, 3) support
of Japanese-language instruction, and 4) arts-related exchanges.
Established by special legislation in the Japanese Diet in 1972,
The Foundation operates on the income from an endowment and
subsidies contributed by the Japanese government and private
circles (approximately *15.7 billion in fiscal year 1995).
Established in April 1991, The Foundation's Center for Global Partnership (CGP) works to deepen the dialogue between Japan and the United States and to foster cooperative efforts, through research and exchanges, that will address current global issues.
This brochure describes Japan Foundation programs, except CGP's, open to U.S. applicants in the 1996 Japanese fiscal year (April 1, 1996 to March 31, 1997). The Foundation's primary Japanese studies grant programs: Fellowship, Institutional Support and Library Support are reviewed in the United States and have a November 1 postmark deadline. Additional competitive grant programs open to United States' applicants reviewed in Japan carry a December 1 submission deadline.
INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS
LIBRARY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
ARTS AND EXCHANGE OF PERSONS PROGRAMS
JAPANESE STUDIES PROGRAMS
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