Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations from the following regions are eligible to apply:

Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

South:Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia


The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is pleased to announce funding opportunities for small-scale education initiatives in Southern and Midwestern states. CGP’s Education Program seeks to increase awareness and understanding of Japan in these states through support of teacher training and related programs addressing the needs of the K-12 student and teacher community.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for projects conducted from June 1 – December 31 2006. 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.

Requirements and Priorities:

All projects must include an event component. For student programs, a minimum of 100 students must attend in the company of their teachers. Teacher programs must have a minimum of eight participants. Performances, exhibitions, movie screenings, readings, and demonstrations of Japanese traditional arts are eligible but must include a discussion or lecture component.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Reach out to schools and communities with little exposure to Japan
  • 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, World Affairs Councils, Japanese businesses, and the resident Japanese community of families, students, and professionals
  • Demonstrate innovation and potential for replication in other regions

More Information:

Please contact Charles Tanzer at 212-489-1255 ext. 118 or charles_tanzer@cgp.org for further information.

Please note: 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.

Period: June 1 – December 31, 2006

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Deadline: N/A Please note: proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis ~ Period June 1 - December 31, 2006

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