Departmental teachers: Applicants would need to discuss and obtain support for their project from their principal before submitting their application online and follow the relevant guidelines and policies.
Grant applications need to be submitted online via https://mqedu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8css6ePZJXT2gw5 by 1 May 2019.
The MJS Centre’s grant scheme is provided by the Nippon Foundation Fund for Japanese Language Education Program (NFJLEP). All grant recipients will also receive a lifetime membership of the NFJLEP Fellows.
The grant scheme is designated to support the professional development of Japanese language teachers anywhere in Australia to enhance their aptitude to become leading exponents of the Japanese language in Australian schools.
The grant may be used for example for language/cultural immersion and/or field work in Japan, enrolment in a formal Japanese language course, conference presentation and/or teaching relief for such activities. It may also be used collectively (such as by a group lead by a Japanese language teacher) for the development/establishment of a workshop, website or resources for the professional development of Japanese language teachers.
Each grant, of the seven (7) available, will provide $3,000 to the successful applicant. The MJS Centre Committee will make the final decision regarding the allocation of each grant and no further correspondence or communication shall be entered into once a decision has been made.
Eligibility and conditions
- Applicants must be Japanese language teachers, currently working in a primary or secondary school (full-time or part-time) in Australia.
- The applicant must clearly articulate the aim, significance, benefit(s), justifiable budget and details of proposed activity. CV must be provided.
- Provision of supporting documents (for example confirmed acceptance of a conference presentation, agreement for a journal/book, book chapter publication, acceptance from a host Japanese organisation, receipt/enrolment record for a Japanese language course, supervisor’s agreement, a reference letter) will be beneficial.
- The applicant must only be one person even in the case of a collectively developed project.
- The grant must be fully spent by the end of 2019.
- Grant recipients will be required to submit a completion report via the MJS website, by 1 Feb 2020.