Friday, 2 May 2014

The Nippon Foundation Overseas Grants for NGOs/NPOs Outside Japan

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:

    Improvement of Basic Human Needs
    Human Resource Development
    Promotion of International Collaborative Undertakings

The Nippon Foundation is an independent, non-profit, grant-making organization that provides aid to projects under four major categories:

    Public welfare in Japan
    Voluntary programs in Japan
    Maritime and ship-related projects
    Overseas cooperative assistance

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

    Pragmatic and realistic approaches to issues and problems
    Potential for future development and self-sustainability
    Far-reaching social and regional impact
    Pioneering significance; creating new visions and acting as catalyst for positive changes and social transformations
    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.
    Resubmission 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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