Nippon Foundation Grants Application Procedure

Nippon Foundation Grants Application Procedures
When to Apply:There is no application deadline as such, and applications can be received throughout the year. However, since the screening procedures may take as long as five months, it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted at least half a year before the planned start of the project, or whenever the funding will be needed.

How to Apply:Applications must be submitted by mail; we do not accept applications by fax or e-mail. All materials should be typed in English and sent to:

International Program Department
The Nippon Foundation
1-2-2 Akasaka
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8404

If you are not sure whether or not your proposal fits within The Nippon Foundation’s guidelines, please send us an inquiry letter with the completed application summary form to the above address.

When applying for The Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants, please make sure that all information is typed, and send one set of the following documents: 1) A cover letter, 2) an application summary form, 3) a project budget, and 4) a project proposal to The Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants.

The Cover letter The cover letter should be addressed to:
Mr. Yohei Sasakawa
c/o International Program Department
The Nippon Foundation
1-2-2 Akasaka
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8404
Application Summary Form
Please compile an application summary form using the format stipulated by The Nippon Foundation, and attach it to the project proposal. The summary will generally be used for pre-screening. You may type out the requested information on separate sheets of paper rather than filling in the application form provided by us as long as you follow the same format. However, the Application Summary Form should not exceed 6 pages.

Project Budget
Please make sure to attach a project budget to your application. Please note that we only accept applications in Japanese yen, US dollars, or Euro. The Nippon Foundation recommends that applicants follow the format outlined in the Project Budget Form.

Project Proposal to The Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants
There is no set format for project proposals.
If available, attach the following additional information:

  • The most recent annual report or information about the organization
  • The most recent audited financial statements
  • The organization’s current budget
  • A copy of official documents certifying the organization’s legal and tax status
  • All documents and questions should be sent to the International Program Department.

Application Form
Applications may be downloaded in either MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format. Again, however, please note that we do not accept electronic submissions. After filling out the application form, we ask that you please print it out and mail it to us.

Download Application Form

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