The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan.
Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary.
As of April 2012, 135 Daiwa Scholars – including scientists, artists, academics, lawyers and architects – will have benefited from the Daiwa Scholarships. Daiwa Scholarships are provided by the Foundation to encourage better understanding between both countries. Successful applicants will be based in Tokyo form September 2013 until the end of March 2015. They will receive intensive language training; have opportunities to network with decision-makers in their field; and undertake work-placements at organisations relevant to their career goals.
The closing date for Daiwa Scholarship 2013 applications is Thursday 6 December 2012. The online application will be available from September 2012. For more information about what is involved in the programme, please visit the web site here.
The Foundation is also happy to provide advice about possible applications – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECT IS ELIGIBLE?
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 fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECT IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
Daiwa Foundation Small Grants cannot be used for:
*capital expenditure (eg, building refurbishment, equipment acquisition, etc)
*consumables (eg, stationery, scientific supplies, etc)
*school, college or university fees
*research or study by an individual school/college/university student
*salary costs or professional fees
*commissions for works of art
*replacement of statutory funding
HOW TO APPLY
UK-based applicants can apply online. Applications from Japan should be posted to the Tokyo Office.
There are two application deadlines each year, 31 March (for a decision by 31 May) and 30 September (for a decision by 30 November). However, the Foundation encourages applicants to submit their application as early as possible. The Foundation is also happy to provide advice about possible applications – please contact email@example.com.
Please read the application notes before starting your online application:
Online Application Notes
All applicants are notified by letter from the Foundation. The decision of the Trustees is final and the Foundation is unable to discuss unsuccessful applications.
The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.