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Australia Japan Foundation Grant Program

The Australia Japan Foundation Grant Program provides businesses and individuals with funding to undertake projects that strengthen Australia-Japan relations, enhance Australia's international reputation and promote cultural understanding.

Close date: 06 Oct 2020 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Up to $50,000.

Who is this for?

Businesses and individuals wanting to strengthen relations with Japan.


The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) aims to increase:

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

The AJF grant program supports innovative projects that promote people-to-people engagement between Australian and Japan across a diverse range of sectors.

Grants of $5000 to $50,000 are available to fund innovative projects that align with the aims of the AJF.

Publication Awards (capped at $10,000 for each award) are also available to support the research and publication of books related to Australian studies and the Australia-Japan relationship.

You can request for higher grant amounts, but funding will only be approved if your project is considered particularly worthwhile.

The AJF will decide on which projects best align with AJF priorities to approve funding for.

Applicants should explore other funding options besides AJF funding. These funding sources can be from:

  • the applicant's own resources
  • corporate sponsors
  • in-kind support (such as accommodation and services provided without charge in either country)

Evidence that you have other funding sources for your project will benefit your application for AJF funding.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Find out more about eligibility criteria at Australia-Japan Foundation.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Australia-Japan Foundation.