The Japan Foundation Library Support Program Advisory Committee reviews and ranks library support applications as a service to the Institutional Support Subcommittee of the Japan Foundation¹s American Advisory Committee which makes recommendations on library grants to the Foundation in Tokyo. Committee members are chosen both from librarian members currently serving on the NCC, augmented by additional non-member librarians as needed, plus the CEAL representative, and the JF-AAC¹s designated representative who chairs this committee.
Specifically each year, members review applications from December through early January. After the final application deadline, the Japan Foundation staff will send members a complete packet of applications and all supporting materials and the Committee chair will contact members for preliminary ranking instruction for reviewing applications.
The Japan Foundation Library Support Program Advisory Committee as a whole meets each January in conjunction with the NCC¹s Council meeting to rank applications and to make recommendations to the Japan Foundation American Advisory Committee which will make the final recommendations to the Japan Foundation in Tokyo.