Apply Now for Australia-Japan Foundation Grants

Apply Now for Australia-Japan Foundation Grants


The Australia-Japan Foundation seeks proposals to advance Australia’s engagement with Japan by supporting people-to-people linkages; amplifying and shifting perceptions of Australia in Japan to reflect contemporary Australia; and facilitating the promotion of the inventive, innovative capabilities that Australia brings to Australia-Japan collaborations across broad and ever sophisticated sectors.

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The Australia-Japan Foundation also seeks to bring to the fore, awareness of the ongoing vital importance of Australia and Japan on each other’s foreign and trade policies by facilitating informed discussions.


The objectives of the Australia-Japan Foundation are:

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to increase awareness and understanding in Japan of shared interests with Australia;
to increase awareness and understanding in Australia of the importance of Japan to Australia as an economic and strategic partner; and
to increase recognition in Japan of Australian excellence and expertise.

The expected outcomes of the program are:

strengthened bilateral relationships in areas of mutual interest with particular countries and regions,
international networks, collaboration and connections between institutions and communities to build understanding, trust and influence,
enhanced Australian international reputation and reach through the promotion of our economic, creative and cultural, sporting, innovation and science, and education assets, and
increased understanding of Australians of the cultures and opportunities in each of these countries.
Priority Areas

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Communication, Information and Advocacy
Economic Diplomacy and Geopolitics
Education and Australian studies
Scientific innovation
Society, Culture and Sport
Funding Information

The Australian Government has announced a total of $800,000 is available in 2020-21 for this grant opportunity, subject to appropriation.
The minimum grant amount is $10,000 AUD.
The maximum grant amount is $40,000 AUD.
It is anticipated that most grants will be between $15,000 AUD and $30,000 AUD per year.
The maximum grant period is three years.
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

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an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN), Australian Company Number (ACN), or Indigenous Corporation Number (ICN)
an Australian consortium with a lead organisation3
an Australian registered charity or not-for-profit organization
an Australian local government body
an Australian State/Territory government body
a corporate Commonwealth entity
an Australian statutory authority
an Australian or permanent resident of Australia
a Japanese citizen or organization
a well-established organization in Japan with a business purpose to advocate for Australian business, education and/or cultural interests.
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