International Grant Program
International Grant Program 2018
The application is open until June 15, 2018.
Program Title: Cultivating Empathy Through Learning from Our Neighbors:
Practitioners' Exchange on Common Issues in Asia
The grant program focuses on deepening mutual understanding and knowledge-sharing among people on the ground in East and Southeast Asia who are finding solutions to shared issues. Through promoting direct interaction among key players, the grant program aims to survey and analyze situations in target countries, obtain new perspectives, and expand the potential of future generations.
With multinational teams comprised of participants from diverse backgrounds, projects can avoid conventional linear relationships, such as “supporter and supported” or “instructor and trainee,” and instead form cooperative and creative alliances that consider, act on, and construct solutions to shared issues. The grant program anticipates that these partnerships, which extend beyond such factors as nationality, age, and organizational affiliation, will produce significant social change through fostering a process of mutual learning.
Please read through the Guidelines for details.
|Target Countries||East and Southeast Asia *1|
|Required elements for Project||Transnational, Cross Sector, Mutual Learning, Foresight|
|Thematic Areas||A. Multigenerational and Multicultural Inclusion in Communities
B. Creating New Culture: Toward a Common Platform for Asia
C. Open Field
|Project Period||One year (Nov 2018 – Oct 2019) or Two years (Nov 2018 – Oct 2020)|
|Expected Output||Projects are required to;
1) identify issues and conduct a review by surveying and analyzing the situation in target countries;
2) carry out activities aimed at providing solutions to issues;
3) produce and disseminate tangible output
|Potential Applicants||Diverse team based in multiple target countries. Team members could include those with practical experience and knowledge on addressing issues in the target countries, such as practitioners, researchers, creators, policy makers, and journalists and other media representatives.|
|Grant Amount (maximum per project)||a) One-year project: JPY 5,000,000 (approx. USD 44,500);
b) Two-year project: JPY 10,000,000 (approx. USD 89,000)
|Total Amount of Grants||70 million yen|
|Public Notification Period||From April 2nd to June 15th, 2018, 23:59 Japan Standard Time|
|Proposal Submission Period||From April 2nd to June 15th, 2018, 23:59 Japan Standard Time|
|Applications||Web-based application via Foundation website only|
|Selection of Grants||Formal decisions on the awarding of grants will be made by the Toyota Foundation Board of Directors at a meeting to be held in late September 2018, based on the deliberations of responsible Selection Committee consisting of external experts.|
*1 East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, Japan
Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
Please also see FAQs.
Program Guidelines and Application Form
- Program Guidelines(515KB)
- Application Form (Sample)(181KB)
*The Word version of blank application form is only available after Entry.
The Toyota Foundation held a series of dialogue sessions inviting some past and present grantees.
In Baguio (the Philippines), Bangkok (Thailand), and Sendai (Japan), the participants shared their views on the International Grant Program and their experience of their granted project.
The Foundation would like to call the attention of potential applicants to the following reports as they are full of lessons learned it is strongly recommended to read.
- Baguio session (tentative)(516KB)
- Bangkok session (tentative)(592KB)
- Sendai session (tentative)(467KB)
*They are tentative and will be further edited and consolidated into one report.
- Comments by the Selection Committee Chair on the International Grant Program 2017