Scholarships and grants

Scholarships and grants

Undergraduate Scholarship:    Nippon Foundation Scholarship for Training Teachers of Japanese

Scholarships are offered for students training to become future teachers of Japanese language in Australian schools.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Enrolment in JPS 300 units
  2. Enrolment in Bachelor of Education at Macquarie University
  3. Academic merit
  4. Demonstrated commitment to study
  5. Demonstrated leadership
  6. Australian Citizen or permanent resident status

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Community engagement (e.g. PACE)
  2. Demonstrated commitment to language education

Value $2,500

Closing Date: Friday 16th June  2017

Application Package:

1.  Application form  

2.  Referee's report 

The MJS Centre
Attention: Tomoko Koyama
W6A # 303
Macquarie University 2109 NSW

Telephone: 02 9850 7910


2.  Nippon Foundation Research Scholarship (2017 Application Closed)


The Macquarie Japanese Studies (MJS) Centre at Macquarie invites applicants with a research interest in:

  1. Japanese language and pedagogy
  2. Japanese area study or
  3. study on cross-cultural issues.

The applicant must enrol as a full-time student at Macquarie University in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program, and should be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. The scholarship is tenable for 3 years, subject to satisfactory yearly progress.

The 2015 full-time stipend rate is $25,849 pa tax exempt, for up to 3 years.

3.  Teaching Resources Development Grant (2017 Application Closed)


The MJS Centre Online Resources Development Grant is funded by Tokyo Foundation. The primary purpose of the grant scheme is to support the development and maintenance of theoretically sound high quality teaching resources for the community.

Main targeted areas are:

  1. Resources to foster intercultural thinking (eg cross-cultural account on global
  2. Japanese language pedagogy or
  3. Resources that can be beneficial and shared in the Japanese teaching community

Tenure of Grant:

One year

Amount of Grant:

Maximum $10,000.

Number of Grant:



  1. a member of the university holding a permanent or annual appointment,
  2. teachers in the community wishing to develop online resources related to Japanese language and culture.

Selection Criteria of Grant:

  • The project should be original and innovative
  • The extent to which the project is feasible and applicable to practical teaching purpose
  • The extent to which the budget is justified and appropriate
  • Relevance to educational benefits in Japanese language/culture teaching in the wider community

Condition of Grant:

  • An applicant will submit a grant application to the MJS Centre
  • Provision of grant will be determined by the Scholarship/Grant Selection Committee.
  • The successful applicant will present the outcome of research through appropriate channel. (eg. journal, workshop)
  • An approved grant may be spent for purchasing relevant software applications, the arrangement of teaching relief/a research assistant or any other research related expenditure. However, the grant must not be used for travel expenses or the purchase of major hardware equipment (eg. a computer, a printer)

Submission of Application Deadline:

The application is available electronically here  2017 Application

The application must be signed and be submitted to the MJS Centre Office:

The MJS Centre
Attention: Tomoko Koyama
W3A Room 604
Macquarie University 2109 NSW

Telephone: 02 9850 7910


The scholarship/Grant Committee will meet in late February 2016 to review the application and allocate funds.
Applicants will be notified by late October.

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