The Committee offers a Research Grant scheme for staff in UK HE institutions in accordance with the guidelines given below. This includes partial support for the work of doctoral research students.
Note that the Committee does not fund coursework, Master's dissertations, or course development.
All applications must be made by a member of staff: direct applications from students are not considered.
Grants are made formally to the institutions concerned, which are required to administer the grants on behalf of the grant holder.
Definition of Japanese Studies for the purpose of considering applications The Committee will consider requests for grants only towards research projects essentially related to Japan: it is not able to consider requests which have only tenuous connections with that country, or requests to support work in other academic fields which will not further the subject of Japanese Studies. In this context, the Committee interprets "Japanese Studies" broadly, as covering research on any aspect of Japan within the humanities or social sciences (including comparative studies).
Applications of a scientific or technological nature should be addressed to other bodies (e.g. the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science).
The Japan Foundation Endowment Committee is a separate body from the Japan Foundation itself, which has a wider remit and offers a range of funding programmes.
Prospective applicants to the JFEC wishing to check whether the Japan Foundation can more appropriately support their work should contact it at Russell Square House, 10–12 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH (Telephone +44 (0)20 7436 6695, Fax +44 (0)20 7323 4888) or visit www.jpf.org.uk.