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. Kenta Kusuda, Mr. Hideo Tone), The Toyota Foundation
P.O. 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 be used toward activities in only one target country? Do projects need to cover more than one target country?
a Each project applying for the 2016 International Grant Program must cover a minimum of two target countries. Single-country projects will not be considered.

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q Can Japan be included as a target country?
a Yes, it is one of the target countries in East Asia.

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q Can non-target countries be included in the project?
a Yes they can, but only in addition to two or more target countries.

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q Is there a set format for presenting tangible output? Who are the targets of tangible output?
a Program participants are expected to plan and carry out projects so as to optimize impact. This includes the creation and dissemination of tangible output. A variety of methods can be used to achieve this, including making policy proposals to government officials or other policy makers, staging photography exhibits or movie viewings in local communities, or disseminating information via social media.

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q Will projects be considered that only produce tangible output?
a It is strongly recommended that projects actively disseminate findings as well as tangible output over the period of the grant program.

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q Can projects apply the findings and knowledge gained from previous activities when producing tangible output?
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 operational costs?
a Yes, it may cover personnel and administrative costs pertaining to the project, but only in cases where the institution is unable to shoulder such costs.

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q Does the grant cover overhead or general costs of the institution?
a No. Such costs must be borne by the institution.

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q Is there a set period for the grant program?
a Projects chosen to receive grants will begin in November 2016, and will run for one or two years, depending on the type of grant, with grant amounts differing accordingly.

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q Does the grant program support charitable works, developmental projects, or scholarships?
a No.

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q Does the grant support the reprinting or republication of previously issued material?
a Yes. However, it must be justified by clearly indicating the target audience and describing the intended impact. Keep in mind that projects centering on reprinting will be given lower priority.

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q Does the grant support single-person projects?
a No. The grant only supports multi-member projects.

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q Does the grant support the activities of a single institution?
a Yes, but the institution must have project members who are based in each applicable target country. Grant applicants are expected to form a diverse team comprising experts from different fields and backgrounds. The team members can include local residents, NPOs, researchers, creators, journalists and other media representatives, and government officials in target countries. Projects are expected to give back to society by applying findings through a variety of methods.

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q I am unable to apply via the Toyota Foundation website and would like to send my application by mail or email.
a We only accept applications via our website. We will not accept any applications sent by mail, email, facsimile, or other means. Please upload applications via the Toyota Foundation website during the application period prior to the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted for any reason.

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