Here are some funding opportunities from the Japan Foundation:
Japan-America Collegiate Exchange Travel Program
To facilitate exchange and understanding between Japan and the U.S., the Japan Foundation will provide travel funds to Japan primarily for undergraduates and one faculty member. Instructors teaching a Japan-related course at U.S. universities or colleges are invited to apply for a grant to help fund a short-term study-tour to Japan, while incorporating the visit into course syllabi and itineraries arranged to build-on and enrich course contents. The goal is to provide students with firsthand experience that will allow them to gain a more nuanced and balanced understanding of Japan.
(1) 1st Deadline: July 1, 2013: for trips that start before December 31st, 2013.
(2) 2nd Deadline: September 30, 2013: for trips that start between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014.
For details go to http://www.jfny.org/japanese_studies/collegiate_exchange_travel_program.html
Institutional Project Support Program
This annual program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese studies in the United States. Each institution should formulate convincing proposals that enhance the teaching of Japan, the quality of research on Japan, the quality of equipment and materials (including libraries), and provide opportunities for students and faculty to travel to Japan.
Projects must commence between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 and its duration can be up to three years. The maximum amount of the grant request from the Japan Foundation is $150,000 per year.
The application must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by post no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2013.
For details go to http://www.jfny.org/japanese_studies/institutionalsupport.html
Institutional Project Support-Small Grant Program
This program is designed to: (i) support institutions that face difficulties maintaining current levels of infrastructure due to cuts in funding for Japanese studies in the US; and (ii) stimulate interest in Japanese studies by small and newer institutions without an established program of Japanese studies or those that lack personnel or resources.
Grants of up to $25,000 will be given to institutions that execute proposals designed to maintain and advance the infrastructural scale of Japanese Studies at their institution.
Support in this round will be given for project activities taking place within one year of award.
Application materials must arrive at the JFNY office no later than September 30, 2013.
For details go to http://www.jfny.org/japanese_studies/ips_smallgrant.html
Japanese Studies Fellowship Program
This program provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.
2014-2015 Fellowship Categories
-Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term) (2-12 months):
-Scholars and researchers in the humanities or social sciences. Applicants must hold Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience.
-Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) (21-59 days):
-Scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences who need to conduct intensive research in Japan. Applicants must hold Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience.
-Doctoral Candidates (4-12 months):
-Doctoral candidates in the humanities or social sciences. Applicants must have achieved ABD status by the time the fellowship begins.
Application deadline: 11:59pm EST on Friday, November 1, 2013
For details go to http://www.jfny.org/japanese_studies/fellowship.html