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The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with the main purpose of supporting links between Britain and Japan.

The Foundation awards grants to individuals and institutions in the UK and Japan in all areas of the visual and performing arts, the humanities, the social sciences, science and engineering, mathematics, business studies, and education, including schools and universities, and grass roots and professional groups.  **Please remember that there is only sufficient funding for a small number of grants, successful proposals have to be quite firm and ambitious in scope.** 

Applications are invited under the following funding programmes in 2012:

Daiwa Foundation Small Grants 

Grants of £3,000-£7,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfill this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged.

Daiwa Foundation Awards

Awards of £7,000-£15,000 are available for collaborative projects that enable British and Japanese partners to work together, preferably in the context of an institutional relationship. Daiwa Foundation Awards can cover projects in most academic, professional, arts, cultural and educational fields. (Support for scientific collaborations is separately provided through the Royal Society-Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation International Exchanges Scheme. See further details here.)

This year’s deadlines are at the end of March and end of September.  Further details and information on applying online are available here.