Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF): Publication Award 2015-16

The 2015-16 Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) Publication Awards will support the publication of quality books related to Australian studies. These will usually be written in the Japanese language although a case for a text in English for consideration by the AJF Board will need to be made and detailed in the application form.

Publication Awards will be open to academics and researchers who are based in Japan. Publications should focus on issues of mutual relevance and interest relating to Australia and Japan. Writings eligible for the Award include contemporary works on Australian society in areas such as: the arts; economics and trade; education; environment/environmental studies; ethnicities and multiculturalism; film, media and communication; history; gender studies; Indigenous Australia; literature; politics; Regional and International Security Issues; and Tourism.

Other topics may be nominated but the key objective of the Publication Awards is to publish works in Japan which will deepen knowledge and understanding of the Australia-Japan relationship.


Up to six (6) awards valued at up to AUD $10,000 per publication will be awarded.


  • Awards will only be granted to publications that have a firm commitment from a publishing company and are scheduled to be released by the end of June 2016.
  • Preference will be given to writings covering issues that have not yet been published and writings that can be used as textbooks for universities and other educational institutions in Japan.
  • Genres and themes are not limited to those noted above.
  • Publications which have been previously published are not eligible for consideration

Submission Requirements & Internal Due Date

Applications must be submitted for internal review by 13 April 2015.

Submitted applications must be accompanied by a signed and completed copy of the University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet.

Applications may be emailed to the Research Branch unless otherwise specified.

Grants Officer: Dr Don McMaster


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