The Japan Foundation, Manila announces a request for proposals of bilateral or multi-lateral collaborative research projects and dialogue projects among researchers, experts, international exchange organizations, NGOs and NPOs on the theme “International cooperation in disaster recovery and disaster prevention in global context.” The aforementioned is in view of the March 2011 “Great East Japan Earthquake.”
This special program provides financial grants to cover expenses in carrying out international conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops, which are designed to deepen mutual understanding and establish closer relations between Japan and other countries while promoting intellectual exchange worldwide.
Priority is given to projects that will involve participation from a number of countries and encourage interaction between various sectors of society. In contrast, activities must not be used for any religious or political purposes and the project should commence on or after October 17, 2011 and must end before March 31,2012. Applicants will be notified of the results of the screening in late October 2011.
In reviewing the duly submitted dossier, priority is given to projects which satisfy the following conditions: a) Multilateral projects: Projects that include participants from multiple countries; b) Multi-sectoral projects: Projects that aim to include participants from a variety of sectors such as academics, policy-makers, community or non governmental organizations; and c) Interdisciplinary projects: Projects that aim to bridge disciplinary boundaries and thereby contribute to the expansion and development of an extensive intellectual network. In particular, projects which include participants of the next generation. Furthermore, the participation of Japanese scholars/speakers is an essential component in project selection and approval.
Financial grant coverage includes traveling expenses, honoraria for paper presenters, lecturers, interpreters and assistants, conference materials, publication of reports, venue and equipment rental and public relations.
Application is open to universities or research institutions, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and international organizations. Applications from individuals and profit-oriented organizations will not be accepted. Proposals must be submitted or hand delivered by 5:00PM on September 16, 2011 (JFM deadline).
For more information, please download the Application format, as well as the instructions at Japan Foundation, Manila’s website http://www.jfmo.org.ph/ or call 811-6155 to 58 or you may send an email inquiry through firstname.lastname@example.org.