What is the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)?
The Center for Global Partnership (CGP) was established within the Japan Foundation in April 1991 to promote collaboration between the people of Japan, the United States, and beyond to address issues of global concern.
CGP provides funding for collaborative projects conducted by the people of the U.S., Japan, and beyond on global issues, in addition to issues common to advanced industrial societies, as well as other issues pertaining to U.S.-Japan relations.
How do I apply for a grant from CGP?
Please refer to individual program pages for information specific to each grant. After reviewing the information, we welcome phone calls and e-mails from prospective grantees to discuss their projects.
Whom should I contact to discuss my prospective grant project?
Please contact the Program Director for the grant that you are interested in.
What kinds of organizations are eligible for funding?
For US-based applicants, only organizations with 501(c)(3) status are eligible for funding. Japan-based applicants should refer to the CGP Tokyo office website
Do you provide individual funding?
In addition to Institutional funding, CGP offers the following opportunities for individuals:
Abe Fellowship Program
Abe Fellowship Program for Journalists
US-Japan Network for the Future
What other opportunities or support does CGP offer aside from grants?
CGP offers some individual funding opportunities (see answer to above question for details).
In addition, Japanese nationals may apply to become a JOI (Japan Outreach Initiative) Coordinator.
Do you provide support for high school exchanges?
While high school exchanges fall within our mission to strengthen US-Japan relations, CGP does place these projects on a lower priority.
Please note that all US-based applicants must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to apply for any of our grant programs.