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February 18, 2022

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan is pleased to announce its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

NOFO public information session
Monday, April 11 10:30-11:30 a.m. (JST)
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84358780176
Webinar ID: 843 5878 0176

Annually, awards are granted through Project-Specific Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs). The 2022 deadline for submission is April 15 (midnight JST).

Awards are also granted through an Annual Program Statement (APS). Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and will be reviewed quarterly. Proposals that address key strategic interests may be approved for immediate funding.

FY2022 Annual Program Statement

2022 Notice of Funding Opportunities

Please see the announcements below to get a better understanding of our 2022 funding priorities.
Questions and/or applications should be submitted to TokyoPASGrants@state.gov in English.

• U.S.-Japan Alliance and Security in the Indo-Pacific
The U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a study tour for journalists on maritime security to strengthen the U.S.-Japan Alliance and ensure the stability and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region. For full announcement, click here.

• Youth Outreach and Exchange
The U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for proposals to manage and administer projects – bilateral and multilateral – designed to engage with Japanese youth and to deepen the understanding of U.S.-Japan relations. See full announcements: (bilateral) (multilateral) (Ambassador’s Youth Council).

• Collaboration on Cybersecurity
U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to address U.S.-Japan collaboration on cybersecurity to advance security and economic prosperity in the U.S. and Japan. For full announcement, click here.

• Combatting Disinformation
U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for non-governmental organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to analyze and raise awareness of the growing threat of disinformation and malign narratives spread via social and traditional media in Japan. For full announcement, click here.

• Speakers’ Program
U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out its U.S. Speakers’ Program.  The Speakers’ Program brings dynamic U.S. citizen experts to Japan to engage professional and student audiences throughout the country on topics of strategic importance to the United States and Japan. For full announcement, click here.

• Climate Crisis Action
The Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Embassy Tokyo and the U.S. Consulate General Sapporo of the U.S. Department of State announce an open competition for organizations to submit proposals 1) to carry out a program to organize a U.S. study tour and exchange program for Japanese officials focused on subnational-level action in the United States to combat the climate crisis and 2) to carry out a hackathon on climate crisis solutions in Northern Japan. See full announcements: (study tour) (hackathon).

• Japanese Universities: Protect, Promote, and Produce
U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications 1) to carry out a program to arrange a U.S. exchange program for Japanese university and government focused on export controls and preventing sensitive technology transfers and 2) to conduct a nationwide survey of Japanese universities to assess the number and demographics of Japanese seeking PhDs in the hard sciences. See full announcements: (exchange) (survey).

• Sports Diplomacy
The U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of U.S.-Japan Baseball Diplomacy. For full announcement, click here.

• Alumni Capacity Building
The U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for proposals to engage U.S. government program alumni, through alumni-driven projects or programs that facilitate alumni leadership development and networks necessary to pursue and protect American interests abroad. See full announcements: (Alumni) (Fulbright) (IVLP).

• English Language Teacher Training
The U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit proposals for English teacher training projects to improve the communicative English language teaching skills of Japanese elementary and secondary school teachers. For full announcement, click here.

• Promoting Study in the United States
The U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for proposals to manage and administer programs designed to increase the number of Japanese students studying in the United States. See full announcements: (undergraduate) (graduate).

• U.S. Ambassador’s Scholarship Program
The U.S. Consulate General Naha Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program to implement its U.S. Ambassador’s Scholarship Program for Okinawa High School Students. This Program Statement outlines the requirements for the scholarship program and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. For full announcement, click here.


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