Educational Exchange and Grants

 

JAPAN FOUNDATION STUDY TOUR AWARDS

 

This program is intended to offer outstanding students of the Japanese Language at universities, colleges, and other educational institutions the opportunity to visit Japan for two weeks to deepen their knowledge of Japanese society and culture. One student may be recommended from the area served by the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville to participate in this program once every two years.

 

Applicants are required to take a Japanese language test as a part of the application procedure. The test is administered at the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville during late February. Based on the results of the exam, one candidate may be recommended by our office for acceptance into the program.

 

JAPAN FOUNDATION GRANTS

 

The Japan Foundation is a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries through the exchange of persons; support of Japanese Studies; support of Japanese-language instruction; and arts-related exchanges.


Fellowship and Institutional Support Programs

 

I. Applicants wishing to apply to the following programs in the United States should contact:

 

The Japan Foundation New York Office
152 West 57th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 489-0299
Fax: (212) 489-0299

http://www.jfny.org/

E-mail: info@jfny.org

1. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
2. INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR JAPANESE STUDIES
3. LIBRARY SUPPORT PROGRAMS

 

II. Applications to the following programs reviewed in Japan must be submitted to either the Consulate or The Japan Foundation New York Office. Contact either the Consulate or Japan Foundation for details.

 

The Japan Foundation New York Office
152 West 57th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 489-0299
Fax: (212) 489-0299

http://www.jfny.org/

E-mail: info@jfny.org

 

Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville

1801 West End, Avenue, Suite 900
Nashville, Tn 37203
Tel: (615) 340-4300
Fax: (615) 340-4311

http://www.nashville.us.emb-japan.go.jp/

E-mail: info@nv.mofa.go.jp

 

 

1. ART AND EXCHANGE OF PERSONS PROGRAMS
2. JAPANESE STUDIES PROGRAMS

III. The Foundation also offers a variety of grant programs and services to facilitate Japanese-language teaching. The following programs are administered by The Japan Foundation Los Angeles Office and have a December 3 deadline. Applications materials and information on other language related activities and services may be obtained from:

 

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Office
333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2250

Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel: (213) 621-2267
Fax: (213) 621-2590

http://www.jflalc.org/

E-mail: jflainfo@jflalc.org

JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

 

JAPAN FOUNDATION PERFORMING ARTS JAPAN

 

This program began in fiscal year 1994-95 in an effort to promote a better understanding of the Japanese performing arts in the United States. The primary objectives are trifold:

  1. To introduce Japanese performing arts projects with evenly planned geographic coverage in the U.S. and Canada;
  2. To provide educational opportunities to professionals in the field of performing arts as well as to students and the general public to acquaint them with Japanese performing arts in the context of history, culture, and their development; and
  3. To assist well-envisioned U.S.-Japan collaboration projects during their project development phase only.

For more information on the Performing Arts JAPAN program, including application details and deadlines, please contact The Japan Foundation New York Office at the address below:

 

The Japan Foundation New York Office
152 West 57th Street, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 489-0299
Fax: (212) 489-0299

 

 

CENTER FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

 

The Center for Global Partnership (CGP) was established in 1991 to achieve closer relations between Japan and the United States. The CGP focuses its operations on the promotion of intellectual exchange and mutual understanding at the regional and grass-roots levels.

 

I. Intellectual Exchange Programs support collaborative policy research and dialogue projects in the following fields:

II. Regional/Grassroots Programs support a variety of outreach and exchange projects including:

The CGP screens project proposals twice a year, with deadlines on September 1 and November 1 or October 1 and December 1 . Detailed information about grant and fellowship opportunities is available online at http://www.cgp.org/programs/institutional-funding.

 

For applications, please contact the CGP at:

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
152 West 57th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: (212) 489-1255
Fax: (212) 489-1344
E-mail: lesley_wynn@cgp.org

 

MIKE MANSFIELD FELLOWSHIPS

 

Unique Professional Development Opportunity for Federal Employees: Mike Mansfield Fellowship in Japan

Federal employees with a strong career interest in issues of importance to the U.S.-Japan relationship now have the opportunity to apply for a Mike Mansfield Fellowship. During the two-year program, Fellows spend a year working full-time in Japanese government offices, preceded by a year of full-time rigorous language and area studies training in the United States. After completing the program, Fellows return to their U.S. agencies with proficiency in Japanese and practical, firsthand experience with Japan and its government that enables them to contribute to their agencies' Japan-related work.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have completed at least two consecutive years of government service immediately preceding the application deadline. It is expected that Fellows will return to service in the U.S. government for at least two years after completing the Fellowship Program.

 

For more information about the Fellowships, information sessions in Washington D.C., and application guidelines, please visit www.mansfieldfdn.org or contact Mr. Sam Dundon at 202-347-1994. Application Deadline is 5:00 p.m. (ET) on April 2, 2012. The Mansfield Fellowship Program is administered by The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, as grantor.

 

2012 JAPAN-US MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING PROGRAM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (JUMP)

 

Sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and administered by Youth for Understanding, JUMP commemorates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty. Youth for Understanding offers various scholarships to students to study in Japan. Application deadline is January 3, 2012 for the summer, semester, or year-long programs. For more information about this scholarship, please call:1-800-TEENAGE.

 

Youth For Understanding USA
6400 Goldsboro Road Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20817 Telephone: (240) 235-2100
Fax: (240) 235-2104
Website: http://www.yfuusa.org