University of Southern California


U.S.-Southeast Asia-Japan Collaboration and Exchange Initiative

Slots:                                                   1              
LOI:                                                   N/A
Internal Deadline:                       September 28, 2016, 5pm
External Deadline:                     November 1, 2016, 5pm  (by post to Japan Foundation, New York)
Award Information:                       
Type:  Pre-paid grant
Anticipated Amount: Maximum of $100,00 per year for up to three years.

Submission Process:                  PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

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The aim of the project must be to promote Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. The following proposals are not eligible:

– Projects in the field of medicine, technology or natural sciences

– Organization of or participation in sporting events and training

– Projects in the field of art (art-related projects such as exhibitions, film series, etc. that form a portion of a larger, comprehensive Japanese Studies project may be funded)

– Goodwill exchanges

– Social welfare or international development projects

– Tourist-oriented programs


This 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 these three regions. The Japan 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 will be based at U.S. institutions with strong existing or developing Japanese Studies programs, in order to share the wealth of Japanese Studies resources present in the U.S., and to establish and/or strengthen connections with individuals and institutions in Southeast Asia and Japan.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.