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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)

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    Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation

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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 jointly 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 Program: Education and Network-Strengthening

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

CGP supports projects aimed to promote the understanding of Japan at the local level, and/or to foster networks and capacity building for the U.S. - Japan exchange and outreach.

  • Establishing national and/or regional networks in the field of U.S.-Japan exchange and outreach;
  • Promote the capacity building and the program development of national and/or regional centers or their member organizations which aims to enhance US-Japan exchange and outreach activities;
  • Promote the understanding of contemporary issues/topics of Japan including but not limited to social entrepreneurship, disaster recovery and prevention, popular culture, aging society, sports through trainings, exchange, conferences and teacher workshops, and educational outreach on Japan, including but not limited to development of curricula or teaching materials, etc.

» For further details please see CGP New York’s website. The full text of the guidelines issued in August 2015 can be downloaded from here (PDF:673KB).
Inquiries from U.S. applicants should be directed to CGP NY office.

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Contact Information

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York

Tel: (212) 489-1255

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
Tel +81-(0)3-5369-6072 Fax +81-(0)3-5369-6042
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, N.Y.
1700 Broadway, 15F, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A
Tel +1-212-489-1255 Fax +1-212-489-1344