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Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Grants

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan. It does this by awarding scholarships for young British graduates to undertake a programme of language study, homestay and work placement in Japan; by providing grants to support collaboration between British and Japanese groups and individuals; and by organising a year-round series of seminars, exhibitions and other events at the Foundation’s headquarters in central London.

Daiwa Foundation Small Grants

Daiwa Foundation Small Grants are available from £2,000 - £7,000 to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. They 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.

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. (Applications in the field of science can also be considered.) Application details:

Daiwa Adrian Prizes

Daiwa Adrian Prizes are awarded in recognition of significant scientific collaboration between British and Japanese research teams in the field of pure science or the application of science. They acknowledge those research teams who have combined excellence in scientific achievement with a long-term contribution to UK-Japan relations. Application details:

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize

The Daiwa Foundation Art Prize is an open submission Prize which offers a British artist a first solo exhibition at a gallery in Tokyo, Japan. The winner is awarded a £5,000 participation fee plus travel and accommodation costs for a period in Japan to coincide with the opening of the exhibition. He/She is also offered introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world.

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