The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation – LATEST FUNDING ROUND

We thought you might be interested to hear that our next funding deadline is 30 September 2020 with results to be announced in late November.

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation makes grants available to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan across all fields of activity. Under its flagship Daiwa Scholarships programme, 182 young British graduates have been studying Japan and its language since 1991. The latest group of five Daiwa Scholars are expected to leave for Japan in May 2021.

The deadline for our next funding round is 30 September 2020. Our funding is primarily in place to support travel between the UK and Japan in order to facilitate collaboration between the two countries. To find out how to apply read on.

Details of our latest funding round (March 2020) can be found here.

Here is an example of some projects we supported in 2019:

Support for travel to London by Japanese specialists from the Kyoto Costume Institute and Bunka Gakuen to work with the V&A in the lead-up to Kyoto to Catwalk, a new exhibition focused on Japan’s most iconic garment and running from 29 February to 21 June 2020. (This was paused and due to re-open in late August 2020.)

Support for travel to the UK by Tokyo-based artists featured in the Ashmolean’s exhibition Tokyo Stories: Art, Photography, Graphic Design which will explore Japan’s capital city through the varied art it has generated from the 1600s to the present, 15 July to 5 December 2021. (This will take place from July 2021.)

Support for travel to the UK by Japan-based academics taking part in events celebrating the 20th UK-Japan Winter School, including meetings and exchange of ideas relating to mathematics at University of Warwick, and a public lecture at the Embassy of Japan in London on 15 May 2020. This has been postponed.

Support for travel to the UK by a Japanese creative taking part in a theatrical stage adaptation of CoMix Wave Films and Makoto Shinkai’s, The Garden of Words, for a five-week run at Park Theatre, North London, and a contribution to marketing costs, 16 July to 15 August 2020. – This has been postponed.

Background information:
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 the UK 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; and by organising a year-round events’ programme at Daiwa Foundation Japan House in London to increase understanding of Japan in the UK. The Foundation is represented in Japan by its Tokyo office.

New Chair: Sir Tim Hitchens has been appointed Chair of the Trustees with effect from 9 July 2020. He succeeds Sir Peter Williams CBE FRS FREng, who has served in this role since 2012. Sir Tim has had a long professional and personal association with Japan, first visiting in 1977. He was British Ambassador in Tokyo from 2012 to 2016, and is currently President of Wolfson College, Oxford. More information here.


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