TeamUp is a campaign funded by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo and facilitated by the United States-Japan Bridging Foundation (USJBF) to increase the number of American and Japanese undergraduate and graduate students studying in each other’s country by expanding relevant, active, mutually beneficial and innovative agreements among American and Japanese institutions of higher education.
USJBF will award five U.S. institutions up to $7,000 USD each to help establish partnerships with Japanese institutions. Program activities are to occur between February and August 2017. The funds are intended to cover one or two representatives’ travel to Japan for planning meetings with a potential partner, but the campaign encourages creative utility of the funds as well. The institutions will be encouraged to seek supplemental or matching funds from their universities to cover any additional costs of finalizing an agreement with a new partner. Priority will be given to HBCUs, community colleges, women’s colleges and/or consortia, and other institutions serving diverse student populations.
Application Deadline: January 2, 2017