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
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- 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.
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- 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.
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Only submissions from U.S. organizations with 501(c)(3) status will be accepted.
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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
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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