The resources below are divided into two categories:

  1. Exchange and fellowship programs – these are non-profit organizations and government agencies that offer and/or facilitate and promote outbound professional exchanges to Japan; and
  2. Databases/links on professional exchanges and fellowships – these include non-profit associations, government and databases that offer lists or databases of exchanges and fellowship programs.

CULCON provides this list as an informational resource only; inclusion on this list is neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of any specific organization or program.

 

Professional exchange, fellowship programs:

  • Fulbright: The U.S. Department of State offering several distinct Fulbright grants and scholarships for teachers, scholars, and professionals.
    (http://fulbright.state.gov/programs.html#scholars)
  • George Washington University: A private university offering a legislative exchange program administered by the Elliot School of International Affairs.
    (http://elliott.gwu.edu/research/programs/us_japan.cfm)
  • Japan Center for International Exchange: A Japanese NGO (non-governmental organization) offering various U.S.-Japan congressional and political exchange programs.
    (http://www.jcie.or.jp/pep/index.html)
  • Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation: A non-profit policy organization offering  information on the Mike Mansfield Fellowships, a government-to-government exchange for federal employees.
    (http://mansfieldfellows.org/)
  • US-Asia Institute:  A non-profit United Nations-associated institute offering a scholarship for U.S. or Asian leaders from business, academia or government to study an issue of concern or interest to the U.S.-Asia relationship.
    (http://www.usasiainstitute.org/programs)
  • US-Japan Institute: A non-profit research and education organization offering several programs for business executives.
    (http://www.usji.org/english&shared/educ-e.htm)

 

Databases/links on professional exchanges, fellowships:

 

  • Institute of International Education (IIE): A non-profit education and training organization offering information on opportunities for professionals including fellowships and teaching abroad.
    (http://www.iie.org/Program-Finder)
  • National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS): A non-profit network of Japan-America societies offering information for American school teachers and administrators for short term study programs in Japan, fellowships, research, and conferences.
    (http://www.us-japan.org/resources/usjapanlinks/education/fellowships.html#teachers)