Australia-Japan Foundation 2014-15 grant applications now open

The Australia-Japan Foundation’s Grant Program for 2014-15, for projects commencing between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015, is currently open.

Grant applications can be submitted up until Friday 4 April at 1900 (AEST) or 1700 pm (Japan) using the smartygrants – online application form.

Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) grants are intended to provide seed funding for innovative proposals relevant to the objectives and key themes of the AJF (listed below). These include proposals which demonstrate the potential for the development of long-term links between individuals and institutions in Australia and their counterparts in Japan. In addition to the objectives and themes set out below, the AJF Board continues to be interested in receiving grant applications for proposals that aim to assist communities in the Tohoku region of Japan recover from the Greater Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011.

As applications are assessed against the AJF funding guidelines, all applicants should familiarise themselves with these guidelines before submitting the online application for funding.

The online application form will only be available until Friday 4 April 2014 until 1900 pm (AEST) or 1700 pm (Japan). Enquiries may be directed to the AJF Secretariat on (02) 6261 3898 (Australia) or +81-3-5232-4065 (Japan) or email t at ( and

Dates for 2014-15 Grant Round
Closing date for submitting applications Friday 4 April 7pm AEST; 5pm Japan
Successful applicants notified pending confirmation of government funding allocation in mid-July 2014 Mid-July 2014
Unsuccessful applicants notified End of June 2014
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