Tanaka Fund Program

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (January 12, 2024)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2024

Amount: $10,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies


The Tanaka Fund was established in 1974 as the result of an exchange of gifts between the governments of Canada and Japan. Canada offered $1,000,000 to Japan to promote Canadian studies in Japanese universities, while Japan provided 300 million yen for the enhancement of Japanese studies in Canadian universities. The funds were used to establish the “Japan Foundation Trust Fund for the Promotion of Japanese Studies in Canadian Universities”.  


  • January 12, 2024


  • Up to a maximum of $10,000 


  • Maximum 3 months in Japan.


  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada as of the application deadline;
  • Doctoral of Master's level students who are:
    • enrolled in a Canadian university;
    • conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) with methods in the humanities and social sciences;
  • Master's students who are doing research towards their master's thesis;
  • Doctoral students who are doing research towards their dissertation proposal

Information and links to the online application are found on the Tanaka Fund Program website.