Advancing sustainability, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), and peacebuilding at ICU and beyond.

Interest form opens on August 30, 2021

Fall Submission Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

The Japan ICU Foundation’s mission is to work with ICU to nurture global citizens who contribute to the well-being of humanity. One of the ways the Foundation achieves its mission is to provide grants to support projects planned and implemented by ICU students, faculty and alumni. We welcome your applications.

Areas of Focus

The Foundation strives to fulfill its mission by funding projects that focus on one or more of the following three areas that relate directly to its history and vision for the future. These themes are core responsibilities of global citizens and are key to the common good. The Foundation encourages the ICU community to contemplate, discuss, and take action to promote these themes at ICU and within the broader society.


Sustainability is maintaining a balance between human activities and the preservation of the natural environment to ensure that future generations can continue to thrive. The natural environment is a common good without which humanity cannot survive. The present generation has a responsibility to live in a way that does not diminish the quality of life for future generations.


The following members of the ICU community are eligible to apply for funding:

ICU Students

All degree-seeking ICU students. Students must be enrolled at ICU for the entire duration of their project.

How to Apply

The application process varies slightly by applicant type. Prospective applicants should review the following information carefully.

Funding Cycles & Timelines

There are three funding cycles annually, corresponding to ICU’s academic calendar. The following table shows the timelines for the next three terms.

Fall 2021
Winter 2021
Spring 2022
Interest Form Deadline
October 1, 2021
January 14, 2022
May 6, 2022
Proposal Submission Deadline
October 22, 2021
February 11, 2022
May 27, 2022
Notification of Awards
November 12, 2021
February 25, 2022
June 17, 2022
Project Start Date Range
November 22, 2021
May 12, 2022
February 7, 2022
August 18, 2022
June 27, 2022
December 17, 2022

Grant guidelines

Past grants


For any questions, please contact Program Manager Fernando Rojas at