The United States-Japan Foundation offers grants in the areas of pre-college education, communication / public opinion, US-Japan policy studies and operates the United States-Japan Leadership Program.
For more details about each program, please choose a link on the left.


Pre-College Education
Communication & Public Opinion
US-Japan Policy Studies

US-Japan Leadership Program

This program is designed to develop a network of communication, friendship and understanding among the next generation of leaders in each country. Our aim is to foster a continuing dialogue among future leaders in a broad variety of professions.

Grants Awarded

The US-JF makes grant awards semi-annually every April and October in the categories of education, communication/public opinion and US-Japan Policy studies.

Distinguished Service Awards

Established in 2005, this prestigious award honors American and Japanese individuals for the lifetime commitment to promoting friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and Japan.

Elgin Heinz Teacher Awards

The Elgin Heinz Teacher Awards recognizes exceptional teachers who further the mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese. This outstanding award is named after the late Elgin Heinz who was a pioneer in education American students about Asia.