Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

Application Guidelines – Eligibility Requirements for the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

Application Guidelines – Eligibility Requirements for the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship 2015

The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship is intended to support organizations based in Japan that endeavor to strengthen networks among citizens both inside and outside Japan, and share the knowledge, idea and expertise through Intercultural Exchange.

Eligible activities by organizations included:

  1. 1.Promoting regional/community development through arts and culture
    Activities to create vibrant and lively regions and communities through arts and culture exchange that connects between Japan and overseas countries.
  2. 2.Promoting diversity of culture
    Activities to understand and respect a diversity of culture including language education in order to build a vibrant and lively regions and communities.
  3. 3.Promoting people-to-people collaboration and international mutual understanding
    Activities to strengthen networks among citizens both inside and beyond Japan and mutual understanding through intercultural exchange.

Eligible organizations must be:

Organizations based in Japan whose activities are remarkable in the areas on international cultural exchange for high public interests.
* No legal status of the organization is required but the local governments are excluded.

Five Selection Criteria:

  1. ?1?Innovation: Activities to become exemplary and leading role models for other organizations in the field of international cultural exchange.
  2. ?2?Originality: Unique activities that maximize the effectiveness of own idea.
  3. ?3?Sustainability: Activities that have a track record of at least three years and have been steadily continued.
  4. ?4?Potential: Activities that are expected to continue being steady and actively in the future.
  5. ?5?Social Impact: Activities that promote social expansion and the power of penetration.

Selection Process

Nomination/Application?Screening of the application documents?The first round of selection process?On-the-spot site visit by Secretariat?The second round of selection process?Decision is made on the recipients of the award?Announcement of award recipients?Award ceremony

Application Method

The Japan Foundation calls for nominations and self-nominations from across the country. The application form (Microsoft Word/PDF format) is available by downloading from the URL shown below. Please provide all required information and send the form by e-mail, fax or post.
*Anybody can make nominations for the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship.

Number of Applications:

Up to five nominations including a self-nomination

Deadline for application:

Friday, July 24, 2015 (they must be postmarked no later than the date)

Nomination and application method:

Download application guidelines and application forms from the URL shown below and send the forms to the Secretariat by e-mail, fax, or post. Please contact to the Secretariat for those who cannot download or would like the form in hard copy.
Documents can be submitted without the seal or signature when sending it by e-mail but the Secretariat might contact you on the telephone to confirm the contents of the submitted documents in that case.

URL to download:

Reference materials:

Any supplemental material to support your application can be sent by e-mail or post. Please note that we will not be able to return your documents.

Applications shall be submitted to:

Email chikyushimin?jpf.go.jp
When submitting an e-mail, please enter a half-width character "@" instead of a full-width character "?."
* Please put 2015 The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship in the subject line.
Fax Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6044
The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship Secretariat
The Japan Foundation Communication Center
* Please put 2015 The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship in the subject line.
Mailing/Parcel Delivery Service Address The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship Secretariat
The Japan Foundation Communication Center
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6075
* All applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, July24, 2015

Source: http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/citizen/guideline/index.html

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