Grant applications FAQ

International Grant Program

Please make sure to read the "Information for Applicants" and "FAQ" thoroughly before filling out the application form.

Contact Details

International Grants Group (Mr. Ken Aoo, Ms. Kaori Osawa), The Toyota Foundation
Box 236, Shinjuku Mitsui Building 37F
2-1-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, Japan 163-0437
Phone: +81 (0)3 3344 1701 Fax: +81 (0)3 3342 6911
Inquiry: asianneighbors@toyotafound.or.jp

q Can the Grant support activity only in one of the target countries?  Or does each project need to cover more?
a Each project can cover either one of the target countries, or more.  However, please note that ceiling in budget is set, depending on the number of the target countries covered by the project.

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q Can we close the project after simply developing a policy recommendation?
a Yes.  Disseminating the recommendation to relevant stakeholders is recommended, but not a must.

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q Can the project period – one year- be extended?
a No.

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q Can we use evidence from previous projects and process it for the dissemination?
a Yes.

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q Does the Grant support projects implementing charity and/or developmental activity?
a No.

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q Does the Grant support pure/academic research projects?
a No.

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q Does the Grant support scholarships?
a No.

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q Does the Grant support to reprint publications previously issued?
a Yes. Though, it must be justified by indicating target audience and describing impact on them.  Also, if project centers around reprinting, low priority will be given.

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q Does the Grant support activity of an individual?
a No.

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q Does the Grant cover activity of a single institution?
a Yes.  On the other hand, we encourage applicants to organize a team of various backgrounds (e.g. government, academic, civil society, etc.) for the sake of greater impact.

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q Does the Grant support artistic events, performances, or exhibitions?
a No.

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q Does the Grant cover operational costs?
a Yes, it may cover personnel costs and other administrative costs, if the institution cannot shoulder.  But, it strictly goes only as far as the project concerned.

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q Does the Grant cover overhead cost and/or general of the institution?
a No.  Please refer to the previous Q and A.

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q Does the Grant cover purchasing a vehicle or other assets such as computer?
a No.

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q I cannot apply via the Toyota Foundation website, and would like to send my application by mail. Can the application form be downloaded from the Toyota Foundation website?
a We accept only applications via our website, and do not accept any applications sent by mail / email / facsimile or other means.  When you send the applications via Foundation website, please do send it in well advance the deadline, since we do not accept any late submission for any reason.

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