Intellectual Exchange

Discretionary Grants

  • Proposal deadline: Rolling
  • Funding opportunity: Institutional funding
  • Funding period: Up to 12 months
  • Funding maximum: $10,000

This program supports conferences and workshops that explore current, policy-relevant US-Japan issues. Concept Papers are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least one month prior to the project start date.

Eligibility

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

Requirements

Projects are required to have the following elements:

  • Applicants must include a Japanese perspective;
  • Contemporary, policy-oriented topics relevant to both the U.S. 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, such as a symposium, conference, or workshop, to support dialogue and networking, online events also qualify;
  • A minimum of 20% of the total project budget must be secured from non-CGP sources such as the applying institution or other sources;
  • Projects must begin between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

Application Process

  1. Concept papers of 2-4 pages stating project rationale, participants, events, and estimated budget should be submitted via e-mail info@cgp.org at least one month prior to the project's starting date.
  2. IF invited, please submit an application through our online application portal. Applicants will need to submit a hard copy of the Application Cover Sheet with original signatures. In light of the changes in work situations related to COVID-19, we are temporarily accepting scanned signatures, but original signatures may need to be submitted in the future.
  3. While most of the application process has been moved online, we still need a hard copy of the Application Cover Sheet with original signatures. In light of the changes in work situations related to COVID-19, we are temporarily accepting scanned signatures, but original signatures may need to be submitted in the future.
Submit the Application Cover Sheet (with original signatures) to:
Attn: Intellectual Exchange Program
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
1700 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019

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