2018-2019 US-SEA Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
University of MichiganJapan’s Foreign Relations in Southeast Asia and Beyond
East-West Center in WashingtonA U.S.-Southeast Asia-Japan Partnership in a Dynamic Asia


Grantee University of Michigan
Project TitleJapan’s Foreign Relations in Southeast Asia and Beyond
Grant Period2018/07/01-2020/06/30
Project Cost Total$182,761*
JF Grant Total$136,696*
OutlineThis grant supports workshops and symposia on Japan’s foreign relations, with a focus on Southeast Asia. The events will take place in the U.S., Japan, and Southeast Asian nations, engaging scholars from the three regions. The primary goal of the project is the creation of an edited volume and special issue in an academic journal, which will help inform policy discourse.
ProjectsAcademic Workshops and Symposia
Publication of an Edited Volume
Grantee East-West Center in Washington
Project TitleA U.S.-Southeast Asia-Japan Partnership in a Dynamic Asia
Grant Period2018/07/01-2020/06/30
Project Cost Total$214,372*
JF Grant Total$158,452*
OutlineThis grant supports a collaborative policy research program between the East-West Center in Washington and the Osaka School of International Public Policy. The program will connect scholars from the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Japan in order to assess Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance’s role in Southeast Asia. This project includes a trilateral visiting fellows exchange in Washington and Osaka, fellowship study trips to Japan, policy briefings and site visits, creation of a fellowship alumni network, research publications, and a conference in Southeast Asia.
ProjectsTrilateral Fellowship Program
Fellowship Study Trips in Japan
Policy Engagement Activities
Alumni Network Exchange
Conference in Southeast Asia

* Project Cost Totals and JF Grant Totals are estimated.