March 11, 2012

Grants from the Japan Foundation Los Angeles


The Japan Foundation Los Angeles offers grant programs to support K-16 education all over the United States.

The application materials for the following programs are now available:

Grant Program for Contests Designed for Japanese-language Learners
1st Deadline: March 20, 2012 (for projects to be held between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013)
2nd Deadline: September 1, 2012 (Application for the 2nd Deadline is only for projects to be held between October 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013)
This program provides educational institutions/organizations in the U.S. with financial support (up to $600) for their Japanese-language education related activities such as speech contests, quiz contests, and presentations, etc. that are intended to motivate Japanese-language learners and promote Japanese-language education in the region.

Japanese-Language Teaching Materials Purchase Grant
1st Deadline: April 2, 2012
2nd Deadline: September 1, 2012
This program is intended to assist educational institutions in the U.S. to purchase teaching materials (textbooks, audio-visual materials, dictionaries, teachers' reference books, etc.) for their Japanese-language courses by providing financial support not exceeding $1,000.

Grant Program for Japanese-Language Courses
Deadline: May 2, 2012 (once in the year)
This grant is designed to support Japanese-language programs in the U.S. that are facing severe financial difficulties in initiating/expanding/maintaining(surviving) their program due to budget cuts. The Japan Foundation provides financial support to educational institutions or school districts to supplement the instructor's salary for up to two years.

Japanese-language Education Grant
Application Deadline: 2 months before the project start date
This program is intended to promote Japanese-language education in the United States by providing financial assistance to the projects which are implemented by Japanese-language educational institutions/organizations.

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