The Japan-U.S. Science Communication & Policy Fellowship Network enables meaningful Japan-U.S. cooperation on global challenges by bridging a critical gap between science and policy. The Program brings together early-career scientists from Japan and the U.S. to engage in bilateral training and exchange for effective communication towards strategic collaboration with policymakers. Selected Fellows will participate in a yearlong cohort experience and receive training to communicate science-informed policy to a wide audience. There are three key dimensions to the program: 1) training workshops, 2) engagement with policy leaders, the media, and public intellectuals, 3) project outputs such as papers, op-eds, and/or speeches.
This project is a collaboration between the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Foundation, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s Center for Professional Development & Inclusive Excellence (C-HUB), the Wilbury Theatre Group, and the University of California, Riverside Science to Policy; it is funded by The Japan Foundation.