Project priority areas are:

•efforts to ensure peace and security in the international community, including peace building and security issues, and non-traditional security issues;

•addressing positive and negative aspects of globalisation, including market and disparities issues, issues involving demographic changes and population movement, and issues at the interface between science and technology and society;

•promotion of mutual understanding between priority regions and Japan, including an exchange programme between Japan and US.

Non-profit organisations and voluntary organisations are eligible to apply. Grants will not be awarded for purely theoretical research, to businesses, or to individuals.

There is no upper limit for grants, but most have previously fallen between US$20,000 and US$100,000 over one to three years.

The closing date for this call is 31 October 2015.

For more information, see the instructions for applying grants.