Deadline: 2 December 2019
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is accepting applications for its Grant Program – Intellectual Exchange to strengthen the global U.S.-Japan partnership and cultivating the next generation of public intellectuals and leaders necessary to sustain this partnership.
The objective of this grant program is to support U.S.-Japan collaborative projects conducted by universities, think-tanks, and other non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Projects should have a foundation in fostering dialogue and promoting partnerships between the two countries through the exploration of policy-oriented issues.
Issues of Interest
- Personal, Societal, and International Security: Issues include climate change; disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery; pandemics; non-proliferation; terrorism; cyber security; food, water, and energy security; environmental challenges
- Global and Regional Economic Issues: Issues include trade agreements; financial stability; sustainable development; poverty and inequality
- Societal Trends and Concerns: Issues include aging and other demographic change; migration; social disparities; sustainable urbanization; community resilience; robotics/automation; artificial intelligence (AI)
The maximum funding of this opportunity is typically $50,000 per year.
- Participation from countries other than the U.S. and Japan relevant to the issue, especially Asian countries;
- Inclusion of a broad spectrum of participants, including ethnicity, gender, geography, and fields of expertise relevant to the project;
- Long-term commitment to the issues;
- Innovative concepts or approaches to project topic;
- Cost-effective budget plan which includes cost-sharing from collaborating institution;
- Results that contribute effectively to the existing body of knowledge and/or shape policy and are widely shared and disseminated.
Only submissions from U.S. organizations with 501(c)(3) status will be accepted.
Projects are required to have the following elements:
- Japan-based collaborative partners involed throughout the entirety of the project, from the planning stage to dissemination;
- A strong U.S.-Japan collaborative partnership as a core of the project;
- Contemporary policy-oriented topics relevant to both the United States and Japan;
- Ideas and/or participants that include a broad range of viewpoints;
- Clear and concrete articulation of project design including methodology, participants, events, goals of the project, and outcomes;
- At least 1 event each year such as a symposium, conference, or workshop to support dialogue and networking as well as dissemination of outcomes;
- Tangible project outputs such as a publication, academic paper, etc.;
- Effective dissemination plan for outcomes including the method of dissemination and intended audience;
- A minimum of 20% of the total project budget each year must be secured from non-CGP sources such as the applying institution, the collaborating institution, and/or other sources;
- Projects must begin between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021
How to Apply
Proposals should be submitted by mail or other postal delivery services at the address given on the website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit https://www.cgp.org/grant_program