United States – Japan Foundation: Pre-Collegiate Education Program
The United States-Japan Foundation supports education projects that help young Americans and Japanese learn about each other’s society, culture, and country as well as learn to work together on issues of common concern. The Foundation focuses on K-12 education and supports teacher professional development projects that train U.S. teachers to teach about Japan and Japanese teachers to teach about the U.S. In addition, the Foundation funds projects that work directly with students, that develop top quality curriculum materials on America or Japan for educational audiences in the other country, that connect schools and classrooms in the U.S .and Japan, and that develop and improve instruction in Japanese language.
The Foundation seeks to respond to needs at the pre-college level as identified by experts in U.S.-Japan education and practitioners in the field. The Foundation is open to diverse methodologies for engaging teachers and students in the study of Japan and the U.S. that range from history, art, and music to science and society. The Foundation also proactively leads efforts to develop educational programs and projects when a significant need is discerned.
Amount: Past grants have ranged from approximately $5,000-$115,000.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations.
Note: Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of inquiry as early as possible for review.
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