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TeamUp Micro Grants 2016


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



1. Prepare electronic versions of the following items. You will upload them as part of this application:

- Essay questions

- C.V./Resume for proposal/program lead

- Proposal Narrative

- Proposal Budget (please note international flights must be Fly America Act compliant)

2. Complete this form.

3. Once started, the application must be completed; you cannot return to complete the application at a later time.

Note: Items with an asterisk (*) are required.


Contact Information

Institution Information

International Programming Profile of Institution

What types of international programming does your institution currently offer? *

How did you find out about this opportunity?


Supporting Documents

Please upload the following documents:

Terms and Conditions

Please check each box to indicate you understand the terms of participaing in this program. *
If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please e-mail Cultural Vistas at

Cultural Vistas, Washington Office
1250 H Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005