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Education Grants

Proposal deadline: Rolling
Funding opportunity: Institutional funding
Funding period: Up to 12 months
Funding maximum: $5,000
Contact: Renay Loper

Program Detail

CGP's Education Grants program seeks to increase awareness and understanding of Japan in the US through support of teacher training, curriculum development and community outreach efforts addressing the needs of K-12 students, teachers and the larger community. CGP welcomes creative and innovative approaches that may be replicated in other areas. With the Education Grants program, CGP hopes to provide a foundation for deeper mutual understanding, to build a stronger US-Japan relationship, and to nurture a global outlook and active interest in world affairs.


Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for projects that commence between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of the decision 1-2 months after formal submission of the proposal.
  • Applications must be submitted AT LEAST 2 months prior to the project's starting date
  • Applicants must have 501(c)3 status
  • A MINIMUM of 20% of the total project budget must be secured from non-CGP sources
  • The main targets of this grant program are educational outreach projects such as lecture series about Japanese culture and society, teacher workshops on how to teach Japanese culture and society, etc.
  • Cultural events such as performances, exhibitions, festivals, movie screenings, readings, and demonstrations of Japanese arts are eligible but must include an educational outreach component (e.g. interactive presentations, lectures, workshops)
  • Previous CGP grantees are eligible to apply again if the proposed project includes a new target audience and/or contains substantial changes. However, CGP will not support the same project beyond three years.

Download the Full Grant Guidelines Here


  • Reach under served schools and communities with little exposure to Japan, particularly in the Midwest, Mountain and South regions*
  • Reach significant numbers of students, educators, or community members in order to maximize impact
  • Involve participation by individuals and organizations new to the field of K-12 education about Japan
  • Use local resources, such as museums, higher education institutions, Japan-America Societies, Japanese businesses, and the resident Japanese community of families, students, and professionals
  • Demonstrate innovation and potential for replication in other regions
  • Ongoing and annual events will receive LESS priority. Projects that are limited to the scope of a single school or single day will also receive LESS priority.
* Midwest (IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, MI, IN, OH, SD, WI); South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV); Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV,UT, WY)

Application Process

  • Grant Application Cover Sheet with original signatures of Authorized Representative and Project Director (two different individuals)
  • Narrative: At least 2-4 pages. Must include project rationale, project time line and activities, and anticipated impact, including number of people served by the project
  • CV of project director and key participants
  • Proof of 501(c)3 status
  • Institutional information (annual report, etc.)
  • Detailed budget with total project revenue, total project cost, and amount and items requested from CGP
    • A MINIMUM of 20% of the total project budget must be secured from non-CGP sources such as the applying institution or other foundations
    • Direct costs (reasonable project costs directly related to the proposed project) should be itemized. Examples of direct costs include salary & honoraria, travel expenses, publication costs, conference room rental fees, etc.  
    • Costs NOT covered include support for capital funds and endowment drives, rent, the procurement of equipment, and indirect costs

Submit all materials to:       

Attn: Education Grants Program
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)
152 W. 57th Street, 17th Floor
New York , NY 10019      


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