Overview

The next deadline for Daiwa Foundation Small Grant and Award Applications is 30 September 2016 for a decision by the end of November 2016

The minimum request for a Small Grant is now £2,000. The daily subsistence rate has been increased from £55 per person per day to £100 per person per day to cover accommodation and daily living expenses. Daiwa Foundation Award applications in the field of science can also be considered.

In order to fund as many applications as we possibly can, given our limited budget, we typically award £3,000 to successful Small Grant applications and £7,000 to successful Award applications. Our funding rarely covers an application’s budget in full, but is meant to be a “contribution” to the proposed project.

The Foundation awards grants to individuals and institutions in the UK and Japan in all areas of the visual and performing arts, the humanities, the social sciences, science and engineering, mathematics, business studies, and education, including schools and universities, and grass roots and professional groups.

Grant-giving is carried out via the following programmes:

DAIWA FOUNDATION SMALL GRANTS
Grants of £2,000-£7,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Application details.

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. Daiwa Foundation Awards can cover projects in most academic, professional, arts, cultural and educational fields. (Applications in the field of science can also be considered.) Application details: http://www.dajf.org.uk/grants-awards-prizes/daiwa-foundation-awards

THE ROYAL SOCIETY-DAIWA ANGLO-JAPANESE FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES SCHEME  – this scheme has been phased out as of December 2014

DAIWA ADRIAN PRIZES
Daiwa Adrian Prizes are awarded in recognition of significant scientific collaboration between British and Japanese research teams in the field of pure science or the application of science. They acknowledge those research teams who have combined excellence in scientific achievement with a long-term contribution to UK-Japan relations. Application details: http://www.dajf.org.uk/grants-awards-prizes/daiwa-adrian-prizes

DAIWA FOUNDATION ART PRIZE
The Daiwa Foundation Art Prize is an open submission Prize which offers a British artist a first solo exhibition at a gallery in Tokyo, Japan. The winner is awarded a £5,000 participation fee plus travel and accommodation costs for a period in Japan to coincide with the opening of the exhibition. He/She is also offered introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world.