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Institutional Grants

CGP Grant Program

The CGP grant program supports projects conducted by nonprofit organizations (universities, research institutes, think-tanks, NPOs) in the US and Japan. Funding for project costs such as travel, per diem and conference costs will be provided for US-Japan collaborative projects including dialogue, joint research and international conferences. Application deadlines are set once a year. Further details can be seen in our grant guidelines.

  • International Environmental Governance Architecture Research Group (2012-2013)

    International Environmental Governance
    Architecture Research Group (2012-2013)

  • Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation

    Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation
    (2012-2013)

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Yearly schedule

  • October  Concept papers due for interested applicants
  • December  Full proposal due for invited applicants
  • April  Screening results announced

Information about the Grant Program

Category A Intellectual Exchange: Policy-oriented projects

CGP supports a wide range of policy-oriented projects conducted by U.S. and Japanese institutions including universities, think tanks and non-profit organizations. These policy-oriented projects explore contemporary issues of global concern and issues common to the U.S. and Japan, which involve cooperation among academics, practitioners, civil servants, and civil society organizations. Successful projects have domestic and international policy impact.

Category B Grassroots Exchange and Education: Projects to Promote the Understanding of Japan and the Strengthening of Networks

*Applications are accepted from U.S. non-profit organizations only.

CGP supports projects aimed to promote the understanding of Japan at the local level, develop the next generation of leaders and/or those that foster networking and mutual understanding among the civil society sectors of Japan and the U.S.

  • Establishing national and/or regional networks in the field of U.S.-Japan exchange and outreach;
  • Promoting and supporting US-Japan exchange and outreach activities by national and/or regional centers or their member organizations;
  • Fostering the next generation of leaders for U.S.-Japan exchange and outreach through trainings, exchange, conferences and teacher workshops, and educational outreach on Japan, including but not limited to development of curricula or teaching materials, etc.;
  • Supporting Japan’s disaster recovery and prevention efforts through exchange, networking, and information sharing between non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Japan.

» For further details please see CGP New York’s website. The full text of the guidelines issued in August 2013 can be downloaded from here (PDF/499KB).
Inquiries from U.S. applicants should be directed to CGP NY office.

List of Grant Recipients

Contact Information

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York

Tel: (212) 489-1255


TOKYO OFFICE
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
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