The Abe Fellowship Program encourages international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program fosters the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics and willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network. In partnership with the SSRC, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) established the Abe Fellowship Program as its flagship program in 1991. The Abe Fellowship Program now includes three core elements: the Abe Fellowship, the Abe Fellowship for Journalists, and the Abe Fellows Global Forum.
Founded through the efforts of Shintaro Abe, former Japanese minister of foreign affairs, the mission of CGP is (1) to promote collaboration between Japan and the United States, with the goal of fulfilling shared global responsibilities and contributing to improvements in the world’s welfare, and (2) to enhance dialogue and interchange between Japanese and US citizens on a wide range of issues, thereby improving bilateral relations.
The Abe Fellowship Program achieves these goals by supporting high-quality research, building collaborative networks, promoting transnational lines of inquiry, and ensuring that the results of this research reach a wide group of policymakers and the public at large.
News & Events
Abe Global 2022 | Polishing Japan’s Silver: Aging Sustainably in the 21st Century
Abe Fellowship Colloquium | The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms
Abe Global 2020 | Work-Life Balance in the Covid Age: Can the United States and Japan Meet the Challenges?
Abe Global Washington, DC | Cyber Challenges: The Internet, Global Competition, and National Security
Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai 2019 – Osaka
Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai 2019 – Tokyo
Abe Fellowship Colloquium – Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation
The Abe Fellowship Program was established in 1991 by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) in partnership with the SSRC as the flagship program of CGP. The two organizations joined together to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the program and produced this video about the first quarter century of the program.
The Abe Fellow Database contains biographical and publication data for all recipients of the Abe Fellowship Program. All fellows are searchable by name, affiliation, research title, and publication. They are also grouped by surname, fellowship year, research topic, and geographic focus.