U.S. Embassy Tokyo: Inviting Applicants for Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program


Deadline: 1 August 2018

The U.S. Embassy Tokyo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program in order to strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Japan through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.

All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Priority Areas

  • U.S. – Japan Bilateral Relationship: Programs that seek to explain U.S. policies, culture, and values to Japanese audiences, resulting in a positive impact on the bilateral relationship.
  • Regional Security: Programs that address issues of regional security, non-proliferation, and countering violent extremism, as well as exchanges that promote multilateral cooperation and enhance stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Economic Growth: Programs related to bilateral trade, investment, economic integration, entrepreneurship, innovation, intellectual property rights, and women’s empowerment.
  • Social Issues: Programs that seek to promote a better understanding of human rights and diversity and inclusion.
  • English Teaching: Programs that promote teacher training in areas related to English teaching, or those that enhance English learning among Japanese youth.
  • Education: Programs related to promoting study in the United States, the internationalization of Japanese universities, and/or capacity the building of linkages between American and Japanese institutions of higher learning.

Grant Information

  • Total Amount Available: $200,000.00
  • Maximum for Each Award: $100,000.00

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Applicants
    • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Japan:
      • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
      • Individuals
      • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
      • Governmental institutions
    • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Cost Sharing or Matching
    • Cost sharing is not required.
  • Other Eligibility Requirements
    • Applicants are only allowed to submit one SOI per organization. If more than one SOI is submitted from an organization, all SOIs from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their project and budget Statement of Interest (SOI) via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: United States and Japan

For more information, please visit Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

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