The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 with the mission to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.
As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its U.S.-Southeast Asia-Japan Collaboration and Exchange Initiative.
The initiative is designed to connect Japan scholars from the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Japan in order to enhance their collective scholarship through collaborative projects and exchanges, as well as to advance Japanese studies in the three regions. The foundation hopes that Japan scholars and students from all three regions and across many disciplines will benefit mutually from the creation of scholarly networks and the sharing of Japanese studies resources, research methodology, and practical collaborative work.
Projects must be based at U.S. institutions with strong existing or developing Japanese studies programs and be designed to strengthen connections with individuals and institutions in Southeast Asia and Japan. In this round, grants of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Japan Foundation website.