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Grant Program: Japan – U.S. Global Partnership


Grant typePrepaid grant
Proposal deadlineDecember 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
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, projects that build partnerships among diverse professions and backgrounds necessary to successfully address those issues, and to support the individuals who organize and participate in such projects.

More specifically, this program targets policy-oriented research conducted jointly by Japanese and American non-profit organizations (universities, think tanks, NPOs, etc.) aimed at resolving the issues of modern society and global issues facing the world, as well as dialogue and exchange projects at various levels, including academic researchers, experts, citizens, and grassroots practitioners.

Thematic Areas:
(1) Building a resilient society.
(2) Developing an inclusive society.
(3) Creating a society enriched by science and technology.

Examples as below:

Climate change, disaster prevention, post-disaster recovery, pandemic, public health, food and energy security, environmental issues, sustainable city, overcoming social and economic disparities, demographic issues such as low birthrate and aging population, societal issues related to children/family and women, rural revitalization, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, bioethics, cyber security, digital transformation, green technology.

Projects outside of the thematic areas can also be eligible if they meet the goals of the grant program.

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, 2023. Submitting a concept note is not a requirement and does not guarantee that a grant will be awarded.

List of Past Awardees