Japan Foundation Endowment Committee

About the JFEC

In 1974 the Japanese Government, through the Japan Foundation, made a donation of 300 million yen (then worth £455,000), the income from which was to be used for the promotion of Japanese Studies in higher education within the United Kingdom. The disbursement of this income is the responsibility of the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, whose members are drawn from the UK Japanese Studies academic community.

The Committee operates independently of any particular higher education institution. It is a separate body from the Japan Foundation itself. The Committee's broad remit is to provide small grants to support research in the academic field of Japanese Studies within degree-awarding institutions in the United Kingdom. The term 'Japanese Studies' is interpreted as covering research on any aspect of Japan within the humanities or social sciences (which may include comparative studies).


Further Enquiries


Mrs Lynn Baird, JFEC  Executive Secretary
Email: [email protected]