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Education

British Association for Japanese Studies

Support for Japanese studies in the UK

The College Women's Association of Japan (CWAJ)

A nonprofit, volunteer organisation of Japanese and non-Japanese women interested in education, cross-cultural exchange, and friendship. Support for graduate study in Japan for non-Japanese women who are enrolled in graduate degree programmes at Japanese universities and for graduate study at English-speaking universities and research institutions abroad for women who are citizens or special permanent residents of Japan

Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

Support for research in Japan by leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture

Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO)

Support and information for international students wishing to study in Japan

Japanese Goverment (MEXT) Scholarships for Japanese Studies

Undergraduate scholarships to Japan

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate scholarships to Japan

Canon Foundation Fellowships for Japan Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Support for international scientific exchange

Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET)

Japanese government’s flagship educational and cultural exchange programme

JST English Articles of Science and Technology

English language citations database of articles published in Japan in the fields of science, technology, and medicine

Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships (SOAS)

(£7,000) for any full-time MPhil or PhD programme at SOAS where the student will be working on some aspect of Japanese Studies

The Royal Society

Support for international scientific exchange

The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC)

Based in Norwich, the Institute promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese arts and cultures

Toyota-shi Trevelyan Trust Scholarship

Scholarships for UK resident students pursuing a course of study / work placement in Japan. Good knowledge of the Japanese language and pursuing a course in a related field is essential.

Vulcanus in Japan

This Japan-based programme, established in 1997, is for EU students of engineering or science and consists of a four-month intensive Japanese language course and an eight-month traineeship in a Japanese company

UK-Japan Related Organisations

The Japan Society

Support for educational and grassroots activity relating to Japan

The Japan British Society

Promoting cordial relations between the UK and Japan

The Japan Foundation

Japan’s principal organisation for promoting international cultural exchange and Japanese language teaching. The Japanese equivalent to the British Council

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in London

Established in 1932, JSPS promotes the advancement of academic research in all disciplines from social sciences and humanities to natural sciences and engineering

Japan House Japan400

Japan400 celebrates existing links and aims to further enrich the dialogue and the dynamic relationship between the UK and Japan

Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK

Promoting and extending economic relations and trade between Japan and the UK and promoting the interests of Japanese business in the UK

Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO)

Promoting mutually beneficial trade and investment between UK and Japan

Funding Bodies

The Artists' International Development Programme

Early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self employed artists based in England to spend time building links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in another country

Canon Foundation in Europe

Support for cultural and scientific exchange between Europe and Japan

EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee

Support for ‘transnational activities of community members and artists involved in service of regional communities and social responsibility and to contribute to the development of healthy societies’.

Gen Foundation

Support for research in Japan or the UK

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Grants for promoting Anglo-Japanese relations

Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

Support for research in Japan by leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture

Ishibashi Foundation

The two pillars of its activities are its museums, and the grant programmes (by recommendation only) which support outstanding artistic, cultural, and educational activities. Only non-profit making enterprises are supported.

John Crump Studentship

(Final-stage PhD scholarship)  administered by the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS). Financial support for postgraduate research students who are enrolled in a UK university research degree programme to assist during the final stages of the writing up period

Matsumae Foundation

Three to six month fellowships to non-Japanese nationals, under the age of 49 and with a PhD

Nomura Charitable Trust (UK)

Grants and Scholarships for the Social Sciences and the Arts, including an Art Prize

Nomura Foundation

Grants and Scholarships for the Social Sciences and the Arts, including an Art Prize

Pola Art Foundation

This foundation’s main activities are the support of young artists, research by museum staff members, and support of activities related to international exchange in the field of art.

Toshiba International Foundation

Grants for promoting understanding of Japan through international exchanges

Toyota Foundation

The Toyota Foundation has a few different types of grants

Vulcanus in Japan

This Japan-based programme, established in 1997, is for EU students of engineering or science and consists of a four-month intensive Japanese language course and an eight-month traineeship in a Japanese company

The Wellcome Trust

Supports biomedical research and the medical humanities through a wide variety of funding schemes, including Investigator Awards, fellowships and Strategic Awards

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Travelling Fellowships to UK citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas, to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in their UK professions and communities

Web Japan's Grant and Aid links

Comprehensive list of Japanese grant-giving bodies

Official Bodies

Embassy of Japan in the UK

Official Japanese government website in the UK

UK in Japan: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Official website for the British Embassy

British Council

British Council in Japan

VisitBritain

VisitBritain in Japan

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ)

Japan National Tourist Organisation (JNTO)

JNTO

Visiting Arts: Japan Cultural Profile

Comprehensive English-language guide to culture in Japan aimed at both cultural professionals and the general public

News, Media and Information

 

Japan Information Network

Japan-based source of information on Japanese society, culture, education, organisations and institutions

Web Japan

Comprehensive source of links on Japanese culture, sightseeing, society, history and nature sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and operated by a Japanese non government organisation

Gap Years in Japan

Lattitude Global Volunteering

International youth development charity offering overseas volunteering placements for 17 to 25 year olds

The Project Trust

12 & 8 months placements for 17-19 year olds

Youth for Understanding (YFU)

YFU advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families and communities.

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