The United States-Japan Foundation is committed to promoting stronger ties between Americans and Japanese by supporting projects that foster mutual knowledge and education, deepen understanding, create effective channels of communication, and address common concerns in an increasingly interdependent world.
Throughout our 20-year history, the Foundation has supported a variety of policy-related studies, initiatives and exchanges in pursuit of our mission: to promote stronger ties between the United States and Japan through greater mutual knowledge and understanding, to increase broad awareness of important policy issues, and to address common concerns in the Asia-Pacific region through the US-Japan perspective.
October Funding Cycle
By July 15 Suggested submission date for Letters of Inquiry. Please note that in spite of this deadline, applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Inquiry as early as practicably possible for review. We are unable to guarantee that those submitted close to the deadline will be reviewed and they may have to wait for the next cycle.
July 15-July 31 Letters of Inquiry will be reviewed and responses sent as soon as possible.
August 31 Deadline for receipt of Full Proposal (only invited full proposals will be considered)
September Internal / External review of Full Proposals
October USJF Board of Trustees meet to review Full Proposals, make funding decisions
November Funding decisions announced