Fiscal Year 2018-19
Japanese Teaching material purchase Grant

Application Deadlines: March 15, 2018 and September 15, 2018

Program Description

This program is intended to assist educational institutions in the U.S. to purchase teaching materials (textbooks, audio-visual materials, dictionaries, digital learning software, teachers’ reference books, etc.) for their Japanese-language courses by providing financial support not exceeding $1,000.

Conditions of the Grant

  1. First, the applying institution (hereafter “applicant”) should submit an application form, which includes a Wish List.  In the wish list, the applicant should indicate the titles, unit price, quantities, and estimated total cost to acquire the materials on their own (including tax and shipping/handling charges) not exceeding $1,000.
  2. The  applicant should NOT make any non-refundable purchase arrangements before receiving an official notice of grant approval from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (hereafter “JFLA”).
    Please do not purchase anything at the time of application!

  3. The eligible items for support are Japanese-language teaching materials (textbooks, audio-visual materials, dictionaries, digital learning software, teachers’ reference books, etc.) as well as cultural items (origami papers, calligraphy sets, etc.). The grant will NOT COVER electronics (laptop computers, tablet computers, camcorders, digital cameras, etc.) or consumable stationery supplies (papers, pens, etc.).
  4. The applicant who is awarded the grant will receive the “List of Approved Materials for Purchase” from JFLA, along with the related grant documents (“Notice of Grant Approval,” “Acceptance of Grant” form, etc.) The Applicant may start purchasing the approved materials after submitting an “Acceptance of Grant” form to JFLA.
  5. The applicant must keep the proof of purchase (not only receipts/invoices for the teaching materials but also for shipping/handling charges). JFLA will only reimburse items with relevant proof of purchase.
  6. The grant payment (a reimbursement check) will not be provided until the applicant submits the required documents such as proof of purchase (receipts, invoices, etc.), form, Final Report, and one sample lesson plan which has been developed using the newly acquired teaching materials. Applicants who fail to submit these required documents will not be paid.
  7. JFLA will finalize the grant amount based on the proof of purchase. The reimbursement check will be made payable to the name of the applying institution.  JFLA cannot make a check payable to an individual teacher.
  8. The teaching materials purchased with the support from JFLA should become the property of the applying institutions, and are NOT to be privately owned by instructors or students.


Application Procedures

Step 1.  Please inform JFLA (email: support@jflalc.orgof your intention to apply for the program.
Step 2.  Download the application materials.

Step 3.  Please submit your completed Application Form by mail or email. Your application form (either original or digital copies) must be submitted to JFLA on or before the respective deadlines.

 Application Deadlines
  (1) March 15, 2018     (2) September 15, 2018
  (Should the deadline fall on a weekend, it will be extended to the following Monday.)

Procedure FlowChart

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