Intellectual Exchange

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  • Abe Fellowship Program

    September 1st, Annually

    Encourages international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern; fosters development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics

  • Abe Fellowship Program for Journalists

    September 15th, Annually

    Encourages in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects

  • CGP Grant Program - Intellectual Exchange

    December 3, 2018

    Supports US-Japan collaborative institutional efforts to explore current, policy-relevant issues of mutual concern to the US and Japan, as well as issues of global concern

  • Discretionary Grants


    Supports one-time conferences, workshops, etc. that explore policy-relevant U.S.-Japan issues

  • Japan Travel Program for US Future Leaders

    Closed Program

    Allows graduate students of international affairs to enhance their understanding of Japan and US-Japan relations through a 10-day study trip in August

  • JET Memorial Project - Taylor Anderson Memorial

    N/A - Not an open program

    The JET Memorial Project commemorates the two American JET participants, Ms. Taylor Anderson and Mr. Montgomery Dickson who lost their lives during the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 2011).

  • US-Japan Network for the Future

    January 15, 2019

    Supports the "Next Generation" of Japan specialists based in the U.S. and Japan over a two-year period through a series of workshops, a retreat, and a study tour to Japan.

  • RFP: Exploration of Critical Issues Emanating from Japan’s March 11th Disasters

    This program is closed

    As a result of the tragic events surrounding the Great East Japan Earthquake, there has been a rethinking of critical issues and global challenges. In response to these new circumstances

  • Japan-America Collegiate Exchange Travel Program


    Facilitates exchange and understanding between Japan and the U.S. by providing some travel funds for students at the undergraduate level. Instructors teaching a Japan-related course at U.S. universities or colleges are invited to apply..

  • Japanese-American Leadership Delegation Program


    Bilateral exchange program to strengthens ties between Japanese-American leaders and their counterparts in Japan through a week-long stay in Japan

  • Security Studies Fellowship Program


    Cultivates and supports early to mid career security researchers in Japan who study domestic and international security issues from a Japanese perspective

  • US-Japan Journalism Program

    This program is closed

    Provides graduate journalism students in the U.S. with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of US-Japan and US-Asia affairs through a ten day study-tour in Japan

  • US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program


    Enhances understanding of US-Japan relations through bilateral exchange; encourages mutual understanding of the politics and policy-making processes of both countries

Grassroots Exchange & Education

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  • CGP Grant Program - Grassroots Program

    December 3, 2018

    Supports major organizations to establish national and/or regional networks, capacity building, and innovative program development for US-Japan exchange and outreach

  • Education Grants


    Supports teacher training, curriculum development and community outreach efforts addressing the needs of K-12 students, teachers and the larger community

  • Grassroots Exchange Discretionary Grants


    Aims to create new networks and strengthen existing networks between nonprofit organizations and citizens groups in the US and Japan around common social issues

  • Japan America Society (JAS) Initiative

    December 1, 2017 - Concept papers not mandatory but encouraged

    Supports networking and capacity building among Japan America Societies (JAS) in the US to encourage sustained growth and innovation

  • Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Program


    Promotes US-Japan exchange activities and fosters a grassroots understanding about Japan by dispatching Japanese individuals to volunteer in communities in the US

  • JET Memorial Project - Montgomery Dickson Memorial

    N/A - not an open program

    The “JET Memorial Project,” commemorates the two American JET participants, Ms. Taylor Anderson and Mr. Montgomery Dickson who lost their lives during the Great East Japan Earthquake (March, 2011).

  • J-Initiative: J-Support, Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery


    Contributes to the March 2011 Japanese earthquake disaster recovery efforts through various networks including civil society, education, youth, cultural, business, NPO/NGO, philanthropic, sister city, and other types of grassroots exchange between the US and Japan.