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UTokyo - Princeton

Princeton and the University of Tokyo provide resources to build durable ties through faculty-designed collaborations, creating the capacity for faculty and students to enhance and sustain academic cooperation by moving back and forth across national borders with the institutional support of their home and host universities.
The University of Tokyo - Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations and invites proposals from faculty that promote collaborations between the two institutions.
Call for Proposals
Bilateral collaborative research and teaching ventures should include a balanced representation of scholars from both institutions. Applicants are required to meet any national requirements for funding and follow the general regulations of their respective university. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. 
All inquiries for Princeton undergraduate and graduate exchanges and study abroad should be directed to: Princeton Office of International Programs and the Princeton Graduate School, respectively. For University of Tokyo inquires, contact the International Affairs Division.
Two types of proposals will be considered:
1. Seed grants to enable clusters of faculty and graduate students to convene to explore prospects for future collaborations including external funding opportunities. 
Maximum support: $10,000. 
2. Large grants for three years activity. Maximum support: $300,000.
Submission Deadline: January 22, 2018
Please refer to the call for proposals links below for details.
Please direct any questions to Anastasia Vrachnos, Vice Provost of International Affairs and Operations.



  • Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University, Department of History, and Masashi Haneda, University of Tokyo, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia. Global History Project
  • G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, and Kiichi Fujiwara, University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics.  New Directions in Security Studies
  •  Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Motohide Tamura, University of Tokyo, Astrobiology Institute.  Direct Imaging Detection of Planets


2015-16 Princeton - UTokyo Grant Leads: 

2014-15 Princeton - UTokyo Grant Leads:


2013-14 Princeton - UTokyo Grant Leads: