Tokyo - Princeton


Princeton and the University of Tokyo provide resources to build durable ties through faculty-designed collaborations, creating the capacity for faculty and students to enhance and sustain academic cooperation by moving back and forth across national borders with the institutional support of their home and host universities.

The University of Tokyo - Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations and invites proposals from faculty that promote collaborations between the two institutions.

Call for Proposals (due February 1, 2019)

Bilateral collaborative research and teaching ventures should include a balanced representation of scholars from both institutions. Applicants are required to meet any national requirements for funding and follow the general regulations of their respective university. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.  

All inquiries for Princeton undergraduate and graduate exchanges and study abroad should be directed to: 

Types of Proposals

Two types of proposals will be considered:

  • Seed grants to enable clusters of faculty and graduate students to convene to explore prospects for future collaborations including external funding opportunities. 
    • Maximum support: $10,000.  
  • Large grants for three years activity. 
    • Maximum support: $300,000.  


A Joint Governance Committee comprised of faculty and senior administrators from both universities will review and consider proposals for awards.  Refer here for the list of the Committee members on the Princeton side.

Please refer to the call for proposals links below for details. 

Past Awards

2018 - 2019
  • Aarti Gupta, Princeton University, Department of Computer Science, and Naoki Kobayashi, UTokyo, Department of Computer Science. Formal verification of functional programs
2017 - 2018
2016 - 2017
2015 - 2016
2014 - 2015
2013 -2014


Please direct any questions to Aly Kassam-Remtulla (, Assistant Provost for International Affairs.