Research Grant Program
Research Grant Program 2015
"Exploring New Values for Society"
Research Grant Program 2015, titled "Exploring New Values for Society", provides two grant frameworks respectively for joint research projects and individual research projects that can be expected to lead to "creation of new values for society". For both frameworks, we solicit ambitious projects that are founded on creative concepts that reflect a youthful perspective and whose results can help change people's ways of thinking - regardless of their country or region of origin or their social position and circumstances - and can lead to actions that bring about solutions to the issues faced.
|Public Notification Period||May 11 to September 4, 2015|
|Total Amount of Grants||100 million yen (Joint Research Grants: Approx. 80 million yen. Individual Research Grants: Approx. 20 million yen.)|
|Amount of Grant per Project||Joint Research Grants: Up to around 4 million yen per year
Individual Research Grants: Up to around 1 million yen per year
|Period of Grants||One year or two years, beginning May 1, 2016|
|Project Proposal Requirements||No limitations are placed on proposals with regard to the nationality or place of residence of the project representative or participants; nor is there any restriction with regard to the their affiliation (or lack thereof) with a university, research institute, NPO/NGO, or other organization.|
|Grant Categories||(A) Joint Research Grants
(B) Individual Research Grants
|Selection of Grants||Formal decisions on the awarding of grants will be made at the Toyota Foundation Board of Directors meetings scheduled to be held in March 2016, based on the deliberations of a selection committee composed of outside experts.|
Project Proposal Guidelines/Form (to be updated on May 11)
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"Research Exploring New Values for Society" (Interview with Selection Committee Chair)
What kind of research can be expected to lead to “new values for society”? Please see our interview with Prof. Toshio Kuwako (Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology). ...→
Comments by Selection Committee Chair
Previous comments are available in the Annual Report.