CGP Grant Program - Category 2
|Funding period:||Up to 3 years|
$100K per year
CGP launched the J-Initiative in 2010 in order to promote networking, capacity building, and innovative program development for US-Japan exchange and outreach. CGP will continue this grant program as Category 2 in Japanese Fiscal Year 2012.
Over the past 150 years, the United States and Japan have forged deeper ties and achieved greater mutual understanding throughout many facets within society. Today, there are a multitude of active organizations in the US promoting US-Japan exchange and educational outreach, including Japan America Societies, Japanese gardens, Japanese-American civic societies, universities, and museums. All of these diverse organizations are the foundation for a strong US-Japan partnership.
There remain, however, areas in the US where access to Japanese society and culture is still limited. Advances in technology, including internet and digital media, innovative programs for exchange, and outreach have been developed to meet this need. We encourage the incorporation of these innovations into US-Japan exchanges and will continue to support the fostering of next generation leaders who will bear the responsibility for promoting such exchanges in the future.
- CGP will support US-Japan networking and outreach proposals that fall into the following categories:
- Establishing national and/or regional networks in the field of US-Japan exchange and outreach;
- Promoting and supporting US-Japan exchange and outreach activities by national and/or regional centers or their member organizations;
- Fostering the next generation of leaders for US-Japan exchange and outreach through trainings, exchange, conferences and teacher workshops. Also, projects that conduct educational outreach on Japan, including but not limited to development of curricula or teaching materials, etc.;
- Supporting Japan's disaster recovery and prevention efforts through exchange, networking, and information sharing between non-profit organizations in the US and Japan.
EligibilityOnly US nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status are eligible.
Projects are required to have the following elements:
- Clear and concise articulation of project design including methodology, participants, events and structures, goals of the project, and outcomes;
- Ideas and/or participants that comprise a broad range of view points;
- Each year must include at least one event such as a symposium, conference, or workshop;
- Tangible project outcomes;
- Dissemination plan for these outcomes which includes the method of dissemination, target audience, and materials to be produced and distributed;
- A minimum of 20% of the total project budget must be secured from non-CGP sources as the applying institution or other foundations.
Priority is given to projects that exhibit the following qualities:
- Demonstrate national and/or regional tangible outcomes and impact;
- Demonstrate a good dissemination plan, innovation, sustainability, mid-and long-term visions and approach;
- Target the undeserved areas of the Midwest, South, and Mountain states.
Please download and read the full guidelines prior to starting the application process.
1. Concept Papers: concept papers of 2-3 pages minimum should be submitted to CGP for consideration as early
as possible, but no later than October 1, 2012. If successful at this stage, applicants will be invited to submit a
Full Proposal. Please email concept papers to: email@example.com.
2. Invited Full Proposals: for those prospective grantees invited to submit full proposals, proposal applications must
be received in the CGPNY office by December 2, 2012.
Concept papers should be submitted via e-mail no later than October 1, 2012 and should include the following:
- Narrative of 2-3 pages (no maximum), including overall objective and description of the project
- Brief timeline including major project activities
- Names of primary participating individuals and organizations both in the US and Japan
- Amount of request and budget estimate
For invited full proposals, a hard copy of the signed full proposal and 8 copies should be submitted to the CGP New York Office no later than December 2, 2012. The full proposal must include the following sections, arranged in this order:
2. Narrative description of the project
3. Letters from key collaborating organizations/individuals
4. Detailed project budget and budget narrative
CGP grants can be applied to the following project costs directly related to the proposed project:
- Personnel & Honoraria
- Travel (domestic and international transportation)
- Per Diem (accommodation, meals, etc.)
- Conference Costs (room rental, interpretation fee, etc.)
- Report and Publication Costs (printing, bookbinding, translation, etc.)
- A MINIMUM of 20% of the total project budget must be secured from non-CGP sources such as the applying institution or other foundations
- CGP will support indirect costs totaling no more than ten percent (10%) of the direct costs requested of CGP
5. Project timetable
6. Curricula vitae for key participants
7. Institutional information (annual report, etc.)
8. Proof of 501c3 tax status
Proposals are reviewed with the assistance of outside specialists. The identity of those specialists, as well as their evaluation of projects, shall remain confidential.
We request that you do not bind proposals, use notebooks, or
plastic packaging. Double-sided copies would be appreciated.
Submit all materials to:
Attn: Grassroots Exchange and Education Program
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
152 West 57th Street, 17th Floor
New York , NY 10019