Japanese Studies Overseas and Intellectual Exchange[Dialogue]

Programs in this field aim to encourage a greater understanding of Japan thorough supporting and promoting Japanese studies overseas. The Japan Foundation promotes dialogue about international common issues and develops human resources who play key roles in future dialogue and exchange initiatives.

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) offers grant programs for U.S. and Japanese institutions to conduct policy-oriented projects with the aim of promoting collaboration between Japan and the United States to fulfill shared responsibilities and contribute to improvements of the world's welfare. CGP also supports projects that promote the understanding of Japan and networking.

※ We are no longer taking application for FY 2018, except for the following program. Information about application for FY 2019 will be available around autumn 2018.

1. Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange by Youth and Community Leaders

This program supports international dialogue initiatives by local community groups and/or youth groups in Japan that lead to the development of next generation human resources for international intellectual exchange.

Last updated September 22, 2017

Eligibility Area Japan
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline May 1, 2018
Application Form RIE-YE
Application Instruction / Application Form Application in Japanese
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2. Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences

This program provides grants partially cover expenses for implementing international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences. The program is designed to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange.

Last updated September 22, 2017

Eligibility Area Japan / Overseas*
Applicant Organization*
*Non-profit organizations in Japan and overseas, excluding the 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) and the U.S.
Application Deadline December 1, 2017
Application Form RIE-RC
Application Instruction / Application Form
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3. Grant Program for Japanese Studies Projects

This program is designed to promote Japanese studies overseas by providing grants toward various Japanese studies projects implemented by overseas organizations.

Last updated September 22, 2017

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1 , 2017 (U.S. applicants : November 1 , 2017 )
Application Form RJS-KP
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

4. Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program

This program provides preeminent foreign scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan, with the aim of supporting them and promoting Japanese Studies overseas. Experts in the fields of natural science, medical science, and engineering are excluded.

Last updated September 22, 2017

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline December 1, 2017
(Applicants who hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency: November 1, 2017)
Application Form RJS-FW
Application Instruction / Application Form
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5. Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI)

This program is designed to dispatch Japanese individuals in the Southern and Midwestern regions of the U.S. for two years as outreach coordinators. Coordinators provide information about Japanese culture, society, everyday life, and language in local community settings and organize activities that foster interactions between the United States and Japan.

Last updated September 22, 2017

Eligibility Area Japan / Overseas*
Applicant Individual*
*Japanese nationals from Japan and overseas
Application Deadline January 9, 2018
*To The Laurasian Institution (Tokyo Office)
Application Instruction / Application Form

JOI program is administered jointly by CGP and The Laurasian Institution (TLI) . All applications and inquiries should be addressed to TLI. For further details, please contact:

The Laurasian Institution (Tokyo Office)
TEL: +81-(0)03-3712-6176 , FAX: +81-(0)03-3712-8975
URL: http://www.laurasian.org/joi
E-mail: joi@laurasian.org
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6. Abe Fellowship Program

This program provides Japanese and American scholars and journalists with opportunities to conduct policy-relevant research to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.

Last updated September 22, 2017

Eligibility Area Japan / U.S.
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline [Abe Fellowship] September 1, 2017
[Abe Fellowship for Journalists] September 15, 2017
Application Instruction / Application Form

This program is administered jointly by CGP and Social Science Research Council. All applications and inquiries should be directed to
Social Science Research Council.
For further details, please contact:

Social Science Research Council (in the U.S.)
TEL: 212-377-2700 FAX: 212-377-2727
URL: https://www.ssrc.org/programs/view/abe-fellowship-program/
E-mail: abe@ssrc.org
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7. CGP Grant Program

This program supports a wide range of policy-oriented projects, which explore contemporary issues of global concern and issues common to the U.S. and Japan. Jointly conducted by U.S. and Japanese institutions, this program supports projects aimed to promote the understanding of Japan at the local level, and to foster networks and capacity building to support U.S. – Japan exchange and outreach.

Last updated September 22, 2017

Eligibility Area Japan / U.S.
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1, 2017
Application Instruction / Application Form CGP Grant Program Guidelines are available online. Further details can be obtained from either the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership’s Tokyo or New York office .
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  • *Please read the details of each program and the appropriate application forms thoroughly.
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[Contact Us]

  1. (1)Applicants from outside Japan:
    Applicants should contact the nearest Japan Foundation overseas offices. When there is no regional office in the applicant's country of residence, please contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan.
  2. (2)Applicants from within Japan:
    Applicants from within Japan should contact the section in charge at the Japan Foundation domestic offices.

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