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Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

2020-21 Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) Grant Round

This is a preview of the Australia-Japan Foundation Application Form form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Applying for a grant

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Please ensure you have read the information for grant applicants on the website prior to answering these questions.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.  This includes applications without the appropriate supporting documents and referee letters. 

Please complete the following ‘Confirmation of Eligibility’ questions before commencing this application form to ensure you do not waste your time applying for an unsuitable grant.

Confirmation of Eligibility

I confirm that I (the applicant) ...

  • have read and understand the Australia-Japan Foundation Grant Guidelines 2019 or Australia-Japan Foundation Publication Awards Guidelines 2019 (as relevant) found here

  • am able to demonstrate alignment between the grant proposal and the aims of the Australia-Japan Foundation

  • am an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an Australian entity with an ABN or ACN; or a Japanese citizen or organisation

  • am able to demonstrate financial viability 

  • do not owe any reports or money to the Australia-Japan Foundation through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as a result of previous funding or grants

  • have the appropriate type and level of insurance for the activities that are the subject of this grant proposal

  • am not seeking funding for an activity that is commercially viable in its own right or which gives a commercial advantage to me and/or my organisation.

  • am not undertaking an activity that will be carried out with direct financial or in-kind (such as goods and services) benefit to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • am prepared to submit a Child Protection code of conduct if my grant activity involves children (those under the age of 18 years).
  • am seeking funding for a project that will commence between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.
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If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria, please contact Manager, Australia-Japan Foundation at (for queries in English) or (for queries in Japanese). 

Australia-Japan Foundation Publication Awards

AJF’s Publication Awards support the publication of quality books related to Australian studies in Japan.  These will usually be written in the Japanese language.  Publication Awards are open to Japan-based academics and researchers who wish to publish works in Japan. 

Publications should focus on issues of mutual relevance and interest relating to Australia and Japan. The awards are worth up to $10,000 per publication. 

In answering the following questions, it is important to remember that applicants for a Publication Award will be selected on the basis of (i) confirmation from your Publisher that your area of research will be suitable for publication by June 2020; (ii) the extent to which this publication will contribute to and strengthen the level of knowledge and understanding of the Australia-Japan relationship; and (iii) the commitment of the author to disseminate and promote the publication widely, effectively and actively through academic and other relevant channels.

Further information can be sought from the AJF Secretariat at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo ( 

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Previous Funding

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This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Have you or your organisation previously requested or received related grant funding from the Commonwealth Government of Australia and/or other sources?" on page 1

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Of particular interest are grants received or requested from DFAT (through Foundations, Councils and Institutes or the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants) and from the Australia Council for the Arts or Australian Research Council. Must be no more than 150 words.