Institutional Grants

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is the chief instrument of the United States Government for maintaining expertise on Japan throughout U.S. academic and professional institutions.

In this capacity, the Commission serves only to make grants. It does not operate its own programs. It relies on the academic, non-profit sector to organize and operate programs of training, research and exchange. The Commission operates its institutional grant-making activities in four areas: Exchanges and Scholarship; Global Challenges; Arts and Culture; and Education and Public Affairs.

JUSFC has only one grant cycle per year.

The annual deadline for submitting proposals is July 1, 5:00 p.m. ET. If July 1 falls on a weekend or a U.S. Federal Holiday, the deadline for receipt of the hard copy application will always be the following Monday or the next business day, as applicable.

How to Apply for an Institutional Grant
Institutional Grant Application Cover Sheet 2017
Sample Budget Request
FAQs About Submitting Proposals
Biennial Reports
Grants, Projects and Links
DUNS Number Requirement

The U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program is not included in the institutional grants process. This program is for individual artists to pursue a residency in Japan and is a separate program funded by the Commission in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.