Applications open for Japan-U.S. Global Partnership Grant Program
Applicants are now encouraged to apply for the Japan-U.S. Global Partnership Grant Program to support collaborative and dialogue projects that aims to build partnerships between Japan and the U.S. to solve policy issues facing the international community.
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- In recognition of the importance of the Japan-U.S. relationship, a fund was established in 1991 for the Japan Foundation (JF) to support grant programs and special projects that would strengthen and further Japan-U.S. relations.
- For over 30 years, JF has worked towards these goals:
- To promote collaboration between Japan and the United States with the goal of fulfilling shared global responsibilities and contributing to improvements in the global welfare.
- To enhance dialogue and interchange between Japanese and U.S. citizens on a wide range of issues to strengthen bilateral relations.
- Building a resilient society,
- Developing an inclusive society, and
- Creating a society enriched by science and technology.
- The grant amount will be decided based upon scale and necessity for each project. JF is able to consider support for the following items:
- Personnel & Honoraria (honoraria for lecturers, researchers, collaborators, interpreters and staff salary, etc.)
- Travel (international and domestic transportation costs, accommodation costs, and meal costs)
- Conference costs (room rental, audio and visual equipment rental, event advertising costs, etc.)
- Report & Publication costs (editing, website creation, translation, printing costs, etc.)
- Other direct project costs (costs for reference materials, etc.)
- For requests that are unusual or new to JF, estimates for the relevant line items may be needed.
- JF will support indirect costs totaling no more than ten percent (10%) of the actual direct costs JF supports. Rent and other administrative costs are not to be included as direct costs; JF considers these costs to be included within the category of indirect costs.
- JF will not consider the following items:
- Capital fund and endowment drives, debt reduction;
- Operating costs unrelated to the project being supported;
- Design, construction, or maintenance of buildings or monuments;
- Procurement of equipment or other durable goods or purchase of land.
- The grant amount will be decided based upon scale and necessity for each project by JF. A minimum of twenty percent (20%) of the total project budget each year must be secured from non-JF sources such as the applying institution, the collaborating institution, and/or other sources.
- For the Fiscal Year 2024 round, projects must begin between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025.
- Multi-year projects (up to 3 consecutive years) can be considered based on necessity and the project goals stated in applications; grants for multi-year projects support will be provided in oneyear increments.
- Projects must have a symposium, conference, workshop to support dialogue and networking (virtual events and projects with a combination of these elements are all acceptable);
- Projects must be U.S.-Japan collaborations (for U.S.-based applicants, inclusion of Japanese perspective is critical and conversely, for Japan-based applicants, inclusion of U.S perspective is critical);
- A minimum of 20% of the total project budget each year must be secured from non-JF sources such as the applying institution, the collaborating institution, and/or other sources.
- Ideas and/or participants that comprise a broad range of viewpoints (e.g. collaborative project involving both academics and practitioners);
- Inclusion of a broad spectrum of participants including ethnicity, gender, geography, and fields of expertise relevant to the project;
- Participation from countries other than the U.S. and Japan that are relevant to the issue;
- Participation and/or participants from outside of major metropolitan areas;
- Demonstration of outcomes, impact on society (including support of people important for addressing the global issues/project theme(s)).
- Applications for policy-oriented initiatives to resolve global issues of common concern.
- Proposals are accepted by JF New York from U.S. non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code
- JF will not consider proposals for the following:
- Projects focused on academic research in medical, technical or natural sciences;
- Commercial activities;
- Projects that can be utilized for goals that are religious and/or political in nature;
- Projects in direct support of specific doctrines or claims.
For more information, visit Japan Foundation.