Grants for UK- Japan Links

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan. It does this by making grants available to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan across all fields of activity, awarding scholarships to young British graduates to study Japan and its language, organising a year-round programme of events to increase understanding of Japan in the UK. Applications are invited under the following funding programmes in 2019:

Grants of £2,000-£7,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged.

Awards of £7,000-£15,000 are available for collaborative projects that enable British and Japanese partners to work together in the context of an institutional relationship. Daiwa Foundation Awards can cover projects in academic, professional, arts, cultural and educational fields.   The deadlines for Daiwa Foundation Small Grants and Daiwa Foundation Awards is 31 March and 30 September each year. Results will be announced in early June and early December respectively.   Further details and information on applying are available from       

DAIWA SCHOLARSHIPS Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals over 19 months in Japan (a year of language study, a one-month homestay and a six-month work placement). The selected Daiwa Scholars will undertake a month of Japanese language study in the UK before moving to Japan in September for the remainder of the Scholarship. The application deadline is 5 December 2019 with departure for Japan the following September.  

DAIWA SCHOLARSHIPS IN JAPANESE STUDIES Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies were established in April 2015 to fund postgraduate students of Japanese Studies on courses in either Japan or the UK. Applicants must be British citizens who are holders of a degree in Japanese Studies, defined as a course focussing primarily on the study of Japan and containing a substantial Japanese language component, and who are enrolled or enrolling in a Japanese Studies-related course in either Japan or the UK. The application deadline is 30 January 2020.

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