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Discretionary Grants

Proposal deadline: Rolling
Funding opportunity: Institutional funding
Funding period: up to 12 months
Funding maximum: $10,000
Contact: Carolyn Fleisher or Lisa Wong

Program Detail

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is dedicated to strengthening the global U.S.-Japan partnership and cultivating the next generation of public intellectuals necessary to sustain this partnership.

CGP’s Intellectual Exchange Discretionary Grant program supports a wide range of policy-oriented projects conducted by U.S. institutions including universities, think tanks, and non-profit organizations. These policy-oriented projects explore contemporary issues of global concern and issues common to the U.S. and Japan, which involve cooperation among academics, practitioners, civil servants, and civil society organizations. Projects must have a foundation in fostering dialogue and promoting partnerships between the two countries through the exploration of policy-oriented issues.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that commence between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Concept papers are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least 3 months prior to the projects starting date. Applicants will be notified of the decision 1-2 months after submission of the formal proposal.

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;
    • 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, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

 

Application Process

    • Concept papers of 2-4 pages stating project rationale, participants, events, and estimated budget should be submitted via e-mail at least 3 months prior to the project's starting date. (Applicants will be notified of the decision 1-2 months after the submission of the formal proposal, so please plan your timeline accordingly);
    • IF invited, CGP will provide a Discretionary Grant Application Cover Sheet and a budget template so that the applicant can submit a formal full proposal;
    • Full proposals need to include:
      • Discretionary Grant Application Cover sheet with original signatures;
      • Narrative of at least 4-5 pages including project rationale, project time line and activities, and anticipated impact;
      • CV of project director and key participants;
      • Detailed budget with total project costs as well as the line items and amount requested from CGP
        • A minimum of 20% of the total project budget must be secured from non-CGP sources such as the applying institution or other sources;
        • Direct Costs (reasonable project costs directly related to the proposed project) should be itemized. Examples of direct costs include salary & honoraria, travel, per diem, conference room rental fees, report & publication costs.
      • Proof of 501(c)(3) status;
      • Institutional Information (annual report, etc.).
    • Only hard copies of full porposal can be accepted at this time; applications via e-mail cannot be accepted.

 

Submit all materials to:       

Attn: Intellectual Exchange Program
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership  
1700 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019      

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