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 Washington, DC | Japanese and American Innovation in the Global Age
Abe Global Atlanta | Japanese and American Innovation in a Global Age
Abe Global Houston | Confronting Climate Change: What Can the US and Japan Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies?
Abe Global Stanford | Confronting Climate Change: What Can the US and Japan Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies?
Abe Global NYC | Japan and the Leadership of the World Trading System
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.