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U.S. Embassy in Tokyo: Applications for “Social Innovation” [Funding Opportunity Number: TOKYO-PAS-FY20-02-08]

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 11, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on March 30, 2020
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This is an open competition for projects that carry out an exchange program showcasing the technological advances that are being implemented to address pressing social issues common to the U.S. and Japan in order to deepen the economic, scientific, and technological cooperation, promote sustainable economic growth, and strengthen people-to-people ties between both countries.

Even in developed countries such as the U.S. and Japan, there still exists social challenges that have yet to be resolved.
As an example, in Japan, the nature of its super aging society and a continuous decline in population have led to a shrinking workforce, resulting in contracted economic growth, especially in rural areas.

1) Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations
2) Public and private educational institutions
3) Public international organizations and governmental institutions
4) Individuals
5) Projects up to 24 months.

Utilize This Offer

Award - Ceiling: US$75,000 / Floor: US$5,000

The Embassy will only consider grants that are geared toward Japanese audiences.

Applications are due no later than 11:59pm on March 31, 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 11, 2020
Feb 11, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Feb 12, 2020
Feb 12, 2020

Thanks, Ana. We need more members from Japan!