Other Grants

Other Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

If you have any grants or scholarship related to Japanese language or culture that you would like to post on our site, please contact jflaeducation@jpf.go.jp.


  • ACTFL First Time Attendee Scholarship Program
    ACTFL and EMC School co-sponsor this scholarship program which offers ACTFL members who have never attended an ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo the opportunity to apply for a $250 scholarship. This scholarship is to provide some assistance with the expenses associated with attending the convention.
    Website: Click here
  • MLA Professional Development Grants for Part-time Faculty Members
    MLA is offering $1,000 professional development grants for part-time faculty members to help pay for expenses associated with their professional development. The grants may be used for technology purchases, continuing education, research or conference travel, and other expenses related to career development. Grants are awarded twice yearly, in early October and early March. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and winners are selected by lottery.
    Website: Click here
  • Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Grants
    The Cheng & Tsui offers financial assistance to Japanese language teachers in grades K-16, especially those new to the field, for the purpose of attending training workshops, seminars, conferences, and other local, national, or international in-service learning experiences. The grant may also be used to collaborate with a mentor teacher. The grant may NOT be used to purchase textbooks. Teacher training workshops and seminars attended by the applicant should be focused on pedagogy and issues of teaching and learning.
    Website: Click here
  • NFMLTA/MLJ Travel Support Grants for Foreign Language Professionals (including Graduate Students)
    Website: Click here
  • Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
    The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.
    Website: Click here
  • Sakura Grant Program
    Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC (JCAW) Foundation provides support to public, private, and charter/magnet schools that provide Japanese language and/or Japanese cultural education to students at the K-12 level in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Virginia.
    Website: Click here
  • STARTALK World Language Support Grants
    Website: Click here
  • Japan Enrichment Grant (JEG)
    The Japan Business Association supports SoCal teachers through the Japan Enrichment Grant (JEG). JEG is a program in which JBA is supporting schools or teachers who are providing Japanese related education. We believe understanding more about Japan or Japanese culture will help you to further enrich your education program and ultimately tighten US and Japan relationship in the future.
    Website: Click here
  • Aurora Foundation - Japanese Language Scholarship (For Teachers)
    Website: Click here
    The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households. The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.
    Website: Click here
  • FundforTeachers.org
    Please visit https://fft.fundforteachers.org/ for tips on developing your fellowship ideas and planning strategies for how to best serve your students and school community.


Study Abroad Scholarships

  • 2019 JAL Scholarship Program (Period: Jun 24 - July 16, 2019)
    JAL Foundation (Japan Airlines) invites college/university students (20-25 years old) to Japan and provides them with opportunities for workshops and cultural interchange. Travel expenses, meals, accommodation, and traveler's insurance will be covered.
    Application Deadline (for the US applicants): March 20, 2019
    Required Document: Essay in Japanese (Theme: Natural Disaster Prevention and Management)
    Contact for Inquiries: Kei Mabuchi (Tel: 1-310-646-4646  Email: nishimagi.mrb3@jal.com)

  • Study Abroad in Japan - Bridging Scholarship
    American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) administers the Bridging Scholarship Project for American students participating in semester or year long study abroad programs in Japan.
    Website: Click here
  • Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships (Japanese Studies Students)
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan (MEXT) provides a grant for students who will study abroad at a Japanese university for one year. Please contact your closest Japan embassy or consulate office. Check this website for their jurisdictions. Click here to see the Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco's announcement.
  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
    A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages, including Japanese. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is administered by American Councils and The Ohio State University/Ohio University.
    Website: Click here
  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program
    Description: Provides scholarships of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study abroad, including students from diverse ethnic backgroundsand students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations, including Japan.
    Website: Click here
  • Youth for Understanding USA
    YFU awards more than 300 different scholarships to students each year. Use this page to help determine which scholarships may be right for your exchange program. For additional details, call your Admissions Counselor at 1.800.TEENAGE for assistance in choosing the right program for you.
    Website: Click here
  • Japan Study Support Scholarship
    Website: Click here
  • David L. Boren Scholarships
    Website: Click here
  • Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
    Website: Click here
  • Freeman Asia Scholarship
    Website: Click here
  • Fund for Education Abroad
    Website: Click here
  • Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program
    Website: Click here
  • College Scholarship.org

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