Fiscal Year 2018-19's Application Materials are now available!
Application Deadline: Two months prior to the project start date
(Photo: Workshop by Delaware Valley Teachers of Japanese)
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (hereafter “JFLA”) provides financial assistance for projects which promote Japanese language education on a national or state/regional levels, not exceeding $5,000. The project should benefit as many Japanese language programs/teachers/learners as possible in a wide region or nationwide. Therefore, projects which only benefit a single school/institution are not eligible for this grant program. JFLA accepts applications from non-profit educational institutions/organizations (Japanese language teachers’ associations, higher educational institutions, etc.) in the U.S., not from individuals.
Grant Amount: Up to $5,000 per project
The eligible projects are listed below and must start and finish between April 1, 2018 and March 15, 2019.
Type A: Workshop/Seminar/Conference
Priority will be given to workshops/seminars/conferences that can provide participating teachers with professional development credits/units (university credits, continuing education units, professional development clock-hours, etc.) or certificates of attendance, which can be used towards receiving/renewing teacher’s license/credential. licenses/credentials.
Type B: Original Projects
Any types of projects on a national/state/regional levels are welcome; however JFLA seeks to support the following types of projects. The project should contribute to promoting Japanese-language programs in a wide region or nationwide.
(1) Expenses for inviting lecturer(s) (honorarium, accommodation, travel expense)
(2) Expenses for Venue (venue and equipment rental fees, etc.)
(3) Production costs for handouts/flyers/proceedings
(4) Participants’ professional development credit application fees (university credits, continuing education units, etc.)
The eligible items for support will vary depending on the type of projects. Please consult with JFLA about what kinds of items you will need financial support for.
Step 1. Please inform JFLA (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) of 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 fom (either original or digital copies) must be submitted to JFLA on or before the deadline.
[Application Deadline] Two months prior to the project start date
[Workshop, Conference, Seminar, etc.]
|American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) JHL-SIG: Japanese as a Heritage Language Special Interest Group||Summer Institute for JHL School Teachers|
|Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ)||AFTJ Workshop: Articulation Day|
|Alaska Association of Teachers of Japanese (AKATJ)||AKATJ Pedagogy Workshop|
|California Association of Japanese Language Schools (CAJLS)||CAJLS Annual Lecture&Workshop|
|California Association of Japanese Language Teachers (CAJLT)||CAJLT Workshop|
|Colorado Japanese Language Education Association (CJLEA)||CJLEA Fall Workshop|
|California Language Teachers' Association (CLTA)||CLTA Summer Seminar|
|Clark High School||Technology Workshop for Teachers|
|Illinois Association of Teachers of Japanese (IATJ)||IATJ Workshop & Advocacy Project|
|Japanese Teacher's Association of Michigan (JTAM)||JTAM Workshop|
|Japanese Teachers Association of Texas (JTAT)||JTAT Workshop Series|
|Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese (MAATJ)||FLAVA/MAATJ Annual Conference|
|Minnesota Council of Teachers of Japanese (MCTJ)||MCTJ Workshop|
|Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese (NECTJ)||NECTJ Professional Development Workshop/Conference Series|
|Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese (OATJ)||OATJ Professional Development Workshop Series|
|University of South Florida||SEATJ Conference|
|University of Southern California||Workshop on Japanese Extensive Reading|
|Washington Association of Teachers of Japanese (WATJ)||WATJ Annual Conference|
[Other Original Projects] (Development of Teaching Materials, Research Project, etc.)
|Japanese Cultural Committee of Great Falls Elementary School||J-LEARN Advocacy Seminar|
|North Carolina Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT)||North Carolina Articulation Project|
|Ocean Charter School||Digital Teaching Material Development|
|Portland State University||Digital Teaching Material Development|
|Purdue University||Field Research for Development of CBI Teaching Material|
|San Francisco State University||Journal of Japanese Linguistics Special Issue (Japanese-Language Education)|
|University of Michigan||Digital Teaching Material Development|
|University of North Georgia - Center for Global Engagement||Language Academy for High School Students|
|University of Northern Colorado||Advocacy Project for Japanese Language and Culture|