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.

1. Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program

This program provides scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan, with the aim of promoting Japanese Studies overseas. Experts in the fields of natural science, medical science, and engineering are excluded. There are three subcategories as follows.

Last updated October 9, 2020

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline December 1, 2020
Application Form RJS-FW
Application Instruction / Application Form
For non-U.S. applicants:
For U.S. applicants:
American citizens, American citizens temporarily residing abroad, or permanent residents of the U.S. must submit their applications online through the Japan Foundation, New York website at:
https://www.jfny.org/grants/grants-for-japanese-studies/fellowship-program/
* Americans who hold permanent resident status in other countries where they reside are to be classified as “non-U.S. applicants.”
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2. 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 October 9, 2020

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1, 2020
Application Form RJS-KP
Application Instruction / Application Form
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3. 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 October 9, 2020

Eligibility Area Japan / Overseas*
*Excluding the U.S. and Taiwan.
Applicant Organization*
*Non-profit organizations in Japan and overseas, excluding the U.S.
Application Deadline December 1, 2020
Application Form RIE-RC
Application Instruction / Application Form
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4. Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI)

This program is designed to dispatch Japanese individuals in the Southern, Midwestern and Mountain 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 October 9, 2020

Eligibility Area Japan / Overseas*
Applicant Individual*
*Japanese nationals from Japan and overseas
Application Deadline January 4, 2021
*To Laurasian Institution (Tokyo Office)
Application Instruction / Application Form

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

Laurasian Institution (Tokyo Office)
TEL: +81-(0)03-3712-6176 , FAX: +81-(0)03-3712-8975
URL: https://www.laurasian.org/joi
E-mail: joi@laurasian.org
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5. 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.

*The Abe Fellowship Program is temporarily suspending the 2020 Abe Fellowship and Abe Fellowship for Journalists competitions.

Last updated October 9, 2020

Eligibility Area Japan / U.S.
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline
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:

E-mail: abe@ssrc.org
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6. 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 and 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.

* The call for proposals for "CGP Grant Program" is yet to be decided. In case the program become available, details will be announced on our website.

Last updated October 9, 2020

Eligibility Area Japan / U.S.
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline
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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