Daiwa Foundation Awards

Awards of £7,000-£15,000 are available for collaborative projects that enable British and Japanese partners to work together, preferably in the context of an institutional relationship.

WHAT KIND OF PROJECT IS ELIGIBLE?

Daiwa Foundation Awards can cover projects in most academic, professional, arts, cultural and educational fields. Awards seek to encourage the development and sustainability of UK-Japan partnerships between such organisations as museums and art galleries, theatres and performing arts groups, schools and universities, and grassroots and professional bodies. Any project which involves a significant level of collaboration between British and Japanese partners can be considered.

Support for scientific collaborations is separately provided through The Royal Society-Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation International Exchanges Scheme.

WHAT KIND OF PROJECT IS NOT ELIGIBLE?

Daiwa Foundation Awards cannot be used for:
*any project that does not involve both a British and a Japanese partner
*any project in the field of science
*general appeals
*capital expenditure (eg, building refurbishment, equipment acquisition, etc)
*salary costs or professional fees
*commissions for works of art
*retrospective grants
*replacement of statutory funding
*commercial activities

HOW TO APPLY

There are two application deadlines each year, 31 March (for a decision by 31 May) and 30 September (for a decision by 30 November). However, the Foundation encourages applicants to submit their application as early as possible. The Foundation is also happy to provide advice about possible applications – please contact grants@dajf.org.uk

Applicants are invited to apply online. Please read the application notes before starting your online application:
Online Application Notes

Please click here for the online application form

Please click here to see what questions will be asked on the form – this PDF is for reference only

DECISION

All applicants are notified by letter from the Foundation. The decision of the Trustees is final and the Foundation is unable to discuss unsuccessful applications.