The Center for Global Partnership's Programs

CGP was founded on the premise that solutions to common and transnational issues require the collaborative effort and combined intellect of all citizens of the world. The political and economic positions of the United States and Japan in the international arena, and their historical, postwar interdependence and alliance, make it imperative that, institutions and individuals in these two societies take greater steps toward working together and with colleagues around the world to develop partnerships that will promote global security, stability, and well-belng in the broadest sense.

CGP supports projects that engage Japanese and .Americans, along with colleagues from around the world, in substantive, collaborative working relationships to address issues of transnational significance, the shared domestic concerns of industrialized nations, or issues that affect US-Japan relations. CGP's three programs embrace a broad spectrum of approaches to the issues, and seek to involve a wide diversity of institutions and individuals in these efforts.

Intellectual Exchange programs encourage Policy-Oriented Research by universities and research institutions to examine the fundamental elements of an issue, to apply innovative approaches, to share insight and knowledge with colleagues in other countries, and to present new, collaboratively developed policy recommendations to effectively address the issue. Dialogues seek to exchange the experiences and opinions of experts in various fields, with an emphasis on bringing new insights and perspectives to the issues. Finally, in order to enhance and maintain open channels of knowledge and communication for ongoing collaboration and networking, CGP supports Access to Current Information.

Regional/Grass Roots Programs also address issues of common bilateral and global concern, but focus on expanding knowledge and communication between the people of the United States and Japan. The Educational Outreach program seeks to enhance understanding between the citizens of our countries, providing support for learning opportunities for the general public and for educators, while the Exchange program promotes face-to-face communication and cooperation between young leaders, professionals, and civic groups in the US and Japan.

CGP's Fellowships programs emphasize the most basic unit of any collaborative effort or exchange: the individual. In order to increase the potential for US-Japan collaboration in the future, CGP supports the development of human resources and networks within and across disciplines. CGP-initiated fellow-ship programs include: The Abe Fellowship, administered by the Social Science Research Council in cooperation with the American Council of Learned Societies, enables researchers in the social sciences and humanities to examine global issues, problems of advanced industrial societies, and relations between Japan, the United States, and the rest of the world. Special Programs for Scientists, administered by the National Science Foundation, encompasses both fellowships and summer training programs in Japan for American scientists and engineers.

Each of these three program areas is described in detail in the following pages, along with listings of all projects supported by CGP during Japanese Fiscal Year 1994. The grants listed include all CGP-supported projects that received grant disbursements in JFY1994.

CGP's Criteria for Evaluating Proposals

All applications are judged on whether;
The topic is relevant to US-Japan mutual and/or global
The objectives and methodology are clear.
The intrinsic value in long-term
The concept or approach is innovative.
The effort calls for bilateral/multilateral collaboration.
The participation of Americans and Japanese is well-designed
Diversity in expertise and viewpoints is sought.
Audiences are clearly defined.
Participants are qualified and represent diversity in ethnicity,
gender, and geography.
The results are shared and widely disseminated.

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