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Apply for the Nippon Foundation Overseas Grants for NGOs/NPOs Outside Japan

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Deadline: Throughout the Year

The Nippon Foundation accepts applications from the non-profit organizations based outside of Japan throughout the year for its Overseas Grants. Any local, regional or international NGOs/NPOs including educational and research institutions based outside of Japan are invited to submit proposals on different funding areas covered by the foundation.

Funding Areas:

  1. Improvement of Basic Human Needs
  2. Human Resource Development
  3. Promotion of International Collaborative Undertakings

For the Nippon Foundation Overseas Grants, priority is given to proposals that contain at least one of the following features:

  1. Pragmatic and realistic approaches to issues and problems
  2. Potential for future development and self-sustainability
  3. Far-reaching social and regional impact
  4. Pioneering significance; creating new visions and acting as catalyst for positive changes and social transformations
  5. A diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, social class, cultures and societies

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be local, regional or international non-governmental/non-profit organization (including educational and research institutions) based outside of Japan.
  • Private individuals or for-profit organizations are ineligible to apply for the grant.
  • Any program that is already in its operational phase is not eligible for grant consideration.
  • Re-submission of previously rejected proposals is not accepted.

Application materials consists of a cover letter, an application summary form, a project budget and a project proposal to the Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants.

For more information, please visit Overseas Activities of the Nippon Foundation.

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