Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Abe Fellowship Program is temporarily suspending the 2020 Abe Fellowship and Abe Fellowship for Journalists competitions. Please check back here or contact program staff at [email protected] or [email protected] for updates.

The Abe Fellowship Program was established in 1991 through a partnership between the  Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).  It was designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern and to foster a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics and willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network.

The fellowship competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to these themes: 1) Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security; 2) Growth and Sustainable Development; 3) Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations; and 4) Governance, Empowerment, and Participation.