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Grant Program: Japan – U.S. Global Partnership


Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadlineDecember 1, 2022
Funding opportunityInstitutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status

The goals of the “Grant Program: Japan-U.S. Global Partnership” are to support Japan-U.S. collaborative projects that will help resolve global issues of common concern, and to support the individuals who organize and participate in these projects.

JF encourages projects that fall under the following priority thematic areas.   

  • Building a resilient society
    Efforts to meet global threats such as natural disasters, pandemics, and environmental pollution 
    Examples: Disaster prevention, Post-disaster reconstruction, Pandemic and infectious disease control, Public health, Economic recovery, Environmental issues, Community development, etc. 
  • Developing an inclusive society 
    Efforts to develop a more prosperous and vibrant society; efforts to overcome societal divisions 
    Examples: Revitalization of local communities, Urban issues, Low birthrate and aging population, Women’s issues, Children and family issues, Mental health, Art’s impact on social issues, etc. 
  • Creating a society enriched by science and technology 
    Efforts to better understand and meet cultural and social needs resulting from advances in science and technology 
    Examples: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Bioethics, Non-traditional Media, New communication methods, Effects of technology on work and life, Education, etc. 

Projects that fall outside of the priority thematic areas will also be considered if they deal with issue(s) where Japan-U.S. cooperation is vital and urgently needed.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (EST), Thursday December 1, 2022

For further information including eligibility, grant coverage, priorities as well as the application procedures, please see the Guidelines & Instructions below.

Application Materials

If you would like to receive feedback on a project idea, please submit a concept note or a draft application with objective, method, and overview of project to no later than November 1, 2022. Submitting a concept note is not a requirement and does not guarantee that a grant will be awarded.

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