The Japan Foundation, Manila Local Grant Program Guidelines and Application

The 2021 Call for Proposals is now open. The projects are categorized into two groups: 

  • Category A (JFM Arts & Culture Grant Program)
    Goal: To introduce and deepen understanding of Japan in the Philippines.
  • Category B (JF Asia Center Arts & Culture Grant Program)
    Goals: 1. To promote cultural collaboration in Asia.
    2. To enhance and encourage people-to-people exchange in Asia.

Download:  Call for Proposals (Guidelines)
Download:  JFM Arts & Culture Grant Application Form

Deadline for submission of proposals is on May 31, 2021 (Monday)

Note: Proposed projects should be implemented before December 1, 2021.

All project proposals should be submitted to:

The complete application forms must be submitted to the Japan Foundation, Manila not later than two months before the project implementation date. For inquiries/clarifications please send an email to the previously mentioned email address.

Other important details:
1. The Japan Foundation, Manila accepts online-based projects to sustain cultural platforms beyond borders and in times of travel restriction and social distancing.
2. requires the submission of a complete project proposal based on the indicated proposal format to facilitate proper evaluation.
3. The average amount of the grant will be around PHP 80,000.00 with possible adjustments based on the proposal. The maximum amount of the grant will be PHP 200,000. JFM usually offers coverage for honorarium, promotion, and online related costs (e.g. creating online contents, equipment rental fees, etc.)
4. JFM only supports those services directly related to the grant project within the approved project duration.
5. Eligibility and duties of the applicant, grant coverage, application procedure and obligations are the same as stated in our “JFM Arts & Culture Grant Program Guidelines”. 

The Japan Foundation Headquarter Grant Programs

The Japan Foundation, Manila accepts applications for the Japan Foundation Headquarter Grant Programs. The full arrays of the applicable programs are outlined in the Japan Foundation Program Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2021 (April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022)
Download Program Guidelines in English FY April 2021-March 2022 here.
The Japan Foundation 2020-2021 Program Guidelines and accompanying application forms can accessed at The Japan Foundation Website:
For inquiries / clarifications please contact The Japan Foundation, Manila. The Japan Foundation, Manila – 23/F, Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Ave., Makati City Tel. # (02) 8811-5155-58 / Fax # (02) 8811-6153 / /

No. Program Eligible Applicant Overview Deadline