• Proposal deadline: December 1, 2021
  • Funding opportunity: Institutional funding
  • Funding period: Up to 3 years

On the occasion of the 30th year anniversary of CGP’s establishment, CGP has set the following three themes as new targets based on three decades of work and experience, with the aim of meeting needs in a world altered by COVID-19: “Building a resilient society”, “Developing an inclusive society”, and “Creating a society enriched by science and technology”. The “Grant Program: Japan-U.S. Global Partnership” is a new grant program that supports projects that help resolve global issues through U.S.-Japan collaborative efforts, and to support the individuals behind such projects.


Projects must fit within one or more of the three thematic areas:

  • Building a resilient society
    Efforts to meet global threats such as natural disasters, pandemics, and environmental pollution
    Examples: Disaster prevention, Post-disaster reconstruction, Pandemic and infectious disease control, Public health, Economic recovery, Environmental issues, Community development, etc.
  • Developing an inclusive society
    Efforts to develop a more prosperous and vibrant society; efforts to overcome societal divisions
    Examples: Revitalization of local communities, Urban issues, Low birthrate and aging population, Women’s empowerment, Access for individuals, children, and families, Mental health, Art’s impact on social issues, etc.
  • Creating a society enriched by science and technology
    Efforts to better understand and meet cultural and social needs resulting from advances in science and technology
    Examples: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Bioethics, Non-traditional Media, New communication methods, Effects of technology on work and life, Education, etc.


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


Projects are required to have the following elements:

  • Must begin between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023;
  • A symposium, conference, workshop to support dialogue and networking (virtual events and projects with a combination of these elements are all acceptable);
  • Fit within one or more of the three thematic areas (“Building a resilient society”, “Developing an inclusive society”, and “Creating a society enriched by science and technology”);
  • U.S.-Japan collaborations (for U.S.-based applicants, inclusion of Japanese perspective is critical and conversely, for Japan-based applicants, inclusion of U.S. perspective is critical);
  • 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 with one or more of the following qualities will be prioritized:

  • Ideas and/or participants that comprise a broad range of viewpoints (e.g. collaborative project involving both academics and practitioners);
  • Inclusion of a broad spectrum of participants including ethnicity, gender, geography, and fields of expertise relevant to the project;
  • Participation from countries other than the U.S. and Japan that are relevant to the issue;
  • Participation and/or participants from outside of major metropolitan areas;
  • Demonstration of outcomes, impact on society (including support of people important for addressing global issues/project theme(s)).

Application Process

Please download and read the full guidelines prior to starting the application process.

Proposals must be received by the CGP New York Office by 6:00 p.m. (EST), Wednesday December 1, 2021. Proposals should be submitted by mail or other postal delivery services. Applications via email can be accepted if proposals cannot be submitted by mail due to COVID-19; if such a situation arises, please contact us at info@cgp.org in advance. Proposals must include the following components (please see full guidelines for details):

  1. CGP Grant Application Cover Sheet – signed
  2. Narrative description of the project
  3. Detailed project budget using the CGP Budget Template
  4. Detailed project timetable – includes types of event(s) and date(s)
  5. Curricula vitae for all collaborators and key participants
  6. Institutional information
  7. Proof of 501(c)(3) status
Submit all materials to:
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
1700 Broadway 15th Fl
New York , NY 10019

CGP welcomes inquiries on projects from applicants prior to its application; please contact us via email at info@cgp.org. If you would like to receive feedback on a project idea, please submit a concept note or a draft application with objective, method, overview of projects no later than November 1, 2021. Submitting a concept note is not a requirement and does not guarantee that a grant will be awarded.