Apply for JFBKK Small Grant Programs to Promote Cultural Collaboration

Apply for JFBKK Small Grant Programs to Promote Cultural Collaboration

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok is accepting applications for its Small Grant Program to the projects dedicated to:

  • Cultural or academic activities concerning Japan
  • Promotion of cultural collaboration
  • People-to-people exchange
  • Promotion of Japanese-Language education.

    Program Priorities

  • Promotion of deeper understanding of Japanese arts and culture among the people of Thailand and this region
  • Joint-research and conferences whose results will be published
  • International cooperative projects that are to be conducted between two or more institutions, or that will enhance the networking of the Japanese studies institutions/researchers in this region (especially for Category A)
  • Elements of collaboration and cooperation that cross national boundaries
  • Potential for development into new projects
  • Innovative approaches or pioneering elements in the themes and contents
  • Outcomes that have a lasting significance within a relevant field, rather than being a oneoff event (especially for Category B)
  • Expansion of the basis of grassroots and regional exchange (especially for Category C)
  • Contribution in developing a foundation for international cultural exchange by nurturing those who can take the lead in international cultural exchange among Asian countries, and building networks between Japan and Asia (especially for Category C)

    Funding Information

  • The Japan Foundation, Bangkok’s contribution will not exceed following amount;
  • for Category A: 60,000 Baht
    for Category B and C: Thai baht equivalent to 1,000,000 JPY

    Types of Projects

  • Category A: Projects concerning Japan (Arts and Culture/Japanese Studies) International cultural exchange to promote deeper understanding of Japan including projects to enhance Japanese studies in Thailand.
  • Category B: Promotion of Cultural Collaboration Projects implemented by specialists/specialized organizations in the field of arts and culture, sports or intellectual exchange in Asia which aims to conduct collaborative projects, aiming to foster an awareness of empathy and coexistence among the people of Asia, including Japan, through collaboration.
  • Category C: People-to-People Exchange
  • Exchange projects implemented by organizations at grassroots or regional levels, aiming to expand the base for cultural exchange and to promote understanding and friendship among the people in Asia.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should be non-profit organizations (e.g. universities, research institutes and academic associations, NGO/NPOs) located in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar.
  • In principle, the project should be carried out in the country where the Applicant is based.
  • Applicants should carry out the project as an institution and should cover a part of the
  • The project should be implemented and completed within a Japanese fiscal year (from April 1 to March 31 the following year).
  • If the need for the project is acknowledged, plans that continue over a year are also eligible for the program but at a maximum of three years.
  • Applications must be submitted and screened every year.
  • Applicants must have a bank account capable of accepting grants from the Japan Foundation, Bangkok.
  • A bank account may also be opened before remittance.


  • Applications from individuals or for-profit organizations are not accepted.
  • In principle, organizations that have continually received support from the same program for the past three fiscal years are not eligible to submit applications for the fourth fiscal year.
  • This is a measure to avoid giving ongoing support to the same applicants and to distribute grants to as many applicants as possible.
  • The following projects are not eligible:
    Projects dealing solely with topics in the field of natural science
  • Commercial activities, missionary activities, political activities and election campaigns
  • Activities in support of specific doctrines or claims Capital fund and endowment drives, debt reduction, donations, public relations campaigns, advertising, creation or support of awards or grants
  • Purchase of land
  • Design, construction or maintenance of buildings or monuments
  • Projects that focus on developing weapons and military technology
  • Procurement of equipment

    How to Apply

  • Applicants must submit the original set of application documents at the address given on the website.
  • Eligible Countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar
  • For more information and grant application details, see; application details, see; Apply for JFBKK Small Grant Programs to Promote Cultural Collaboration

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