The CGP grant program will provide funding for projects in the following two categories:
♦ Category 1: Policy-oriented projects
CGP supports policy-oriented projects conducted by an array of U.S. and Japanese institutions (including non-profit organizations, universities, and think tanks). These projects explore contemporary issues common to countries and/or local communities and involve cooperation among academics, practitioners, civil servants, and civil society organizations.
CGP supports U.S.-Japan collaborative projects which incorporate one or both of the following formats:
- Fostering dialogues among diverse stakeholders to formulate solutions for a more peaceful, stable, and equitable global order
- Promoting partnerships amongst a broad variety of societal actors, both domestic and international, with the aim to overcome the challenges of globalization for communities worldwide
♦ Category 2: Projects to promote the understanding of Japan and networking
*Applications are accepted from U.S. non-profit organizations only.
CGP supports projects aimed to promote the understanding of Japan at the local level as well as to foster networking and mutual understanding among the civil society sectors of Japan and the U.S.
CGP supports U.S.-Japan networking and outreach proposals that fall into the following categories:
- 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. Also, projects that conduct educational outreach on Japan, including but not limited to development of curricula or teaching materials, etc.;
- Supporting Japanís disaster recovery and prevention efforts through exchange, networking, and information sharing between non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Japan.
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Please also see the website of CGP New York for further details, as applications or inquiries from U.S. applicants should be directed to CGPNY.
CGP requests concept papers of two to three pages from prospective applicants prior to the submission of a formal proposal, and no later than 1 October 2012, to determine whether the project falls within CGP program guidelines and priorities. Should CGP decide to invite the perspective grantee to submit a full proposal, CGP will provide the appropriate documentation to be included in the submission of the application at this time.
Concept papers should be submitted to the CGP New York office listed below via email.
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York
Tel: (212) 489-1255