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, Mr. Hideo Tone), 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 applying for 2015 IGP has to cover minimum two of the target countries / areas. Single country project will not be accepted.

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q Can non-target countries / areas be included in the project?
a Yes. However, please note that ceiling in budget is set, depending on the number of the target countries / areas covered by the project, and you cannot include non-target countries for the counting.

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q Who will be the target of the policy recommendation?
a It should be various, not only the central government ministries and offices, but also local governments, practitioners (such as NGOs), researchers, and local communities. The format for policy recommendation may be diverse, including but not limited to policy paper, visual products, exhibitions, website, and database.

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q Can we close the project after simply developing a policy recommendation?
a Yes. However please be noted that disseminating the recommendation to relevant stakeholders is strongly recommended.

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

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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 or scholarships / fellowships?
a No.

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q Does the Grant support to reprint publications previously issued?
a Yes. Though, it must be clearly 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 I cannot apply via the Toyota Foundation website, and would like to send my application by mail / email.
a We accept applications via our website only, and do not accept any applications sent by mail / email / facsimile or other means. When you send/upload the applications via Foundation website, please do it in well advance the deadline, since we do not accept any late submission for any reason.

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