CGP's Intellectual Exchange Program provides opportunities for a broad spectrum of individuals from the United States and Japan to collaborate and build partnerships in order to find solutions to create a more peaceful, stable, and equitable global order as well as to overcome challenges such as the widening gap in social disparity and economic stagnation faced by many around the world. To achieve these goals, CGP gives priority to projects which include the participation of individuals from other countries, especially Asian countries that play a key role in issue addressed in the proposed project.
CGP New York's Intellectual Exchange Program can accept only applications from US-based accredited 501(c)(3) institutions through our Intellectual Exchange program.
CGP supports universities, research institutions, and non-profit organizations interested in conducting collaborative projects with appropriate Japanese counterparts on policy-oriented projects on global issues of common concern. Particular consideration is given to projects that bring together scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from the US and Japan, in addition to their counterparts from other countries, especially those from Asia. Through these activities, CGP support aims to create new networks and provide opportunities for advancing research and candid discussion on issues of global concern.
CGP normally considers projects with grant durations of 1 year but will consider multi-year projects of up to 3 years if the length if justified by the content of the work proposed. Projects that center on annual events or ongoing programs are given lower priority.
CGP Intellectual Exchange Program supports a variety of individuals from graduate students to professors. Please see the list of current programs below.
CGP, through the Abe Fellowship and different short-term invitation programs, seeks to cultivate and support future generations of U.S. and Japanese individuals who will become leaders in their respective fields. We also seek to build global partnerships by providing opportunities for these future leaders to meet and network.
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
Supports one-time conferences, workshops, etc. that explore policy-relevant US-Japan issues
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).
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
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..
Encourages international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern; fosters development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics
Encourages in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects
Allows graduate students of international affairs to enhance their understanding of Japan and US-Japan relations through a 10-day study trip
Supports the "Next Generation" of Japan specialists based in the US over a two-year period through a series of workshops, a retreat, and a study tour to Japan
Bilateral exchange program to strengthens ties between Japanese-American leaders and their counterparts in Japan through a week-long stay in Japan
Cultivates and supports early to mid career security researchers in Japan who study domestic and international security issues from a Japanese perspective
Enhances understanding of US-Japan relations through bilateral exchange; encourages mutual understanding of the politics and policy-making processes of both countries