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Research Grant Program

Research Grant Program 2015

Research Grant Program

Program Title: Exploring New Values for Society

Program Objectives

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.

Grant Frameworks

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.

Program Guidelines and Application Form[Sample]

Comments by Selection Committee Chair

Previous comments are available in the Annual Report.

Grant List

Grant Number Project Title Project Representative Position, Organization Grant Amount
(A) Joint Research Grants
D15-R-0009 Assessment of the Mid- to Long-term Health Effects of Japan's 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Toward disaster-resilient health care systems Shuhei Nomura Graduate Student, School of Public Health, Imperial College London 1,200,000
D15-R-0158 Revitalization and Sutainability of Communities in Historic Cairo Based on their Historical Monuments and Traditional Habitats Naoko Fukami Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Station, Cairo 6,200,000
D15-R-0213 A Comprehensive Study of War Memory and History Education: The roles of historians in the confidence building and training of global talents in the Asia Pacific Region Xiaohua Ma Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Sciences, Osaka Kyoiku University 4,000,000
D15-R-0234 International Collaborative Investigation of Underlying Technology to Develop Information Exchange Platform with Hair Dresser/Barber for Successful Aging in Thailand and Japan Sachiko Makabe Lecturer, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Akita University 6,600,000
D15-R-0262 Activation of Exchanges by Local and Practical Distributive Justice in a Gap Widening Society: Exploring new values for society based on convivial human science Yuji Moro Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba 6,500,000
D15-R-0331 Exploring the Art of Living Together in 21st Century Ethnically Diverse Europe: Fostering strong sense of belonging, living in harmony with one another, and integrating refugees Ivan Botev Lecturer, Faculty of Regional Development Studies, Toyo University 2,000,000
D15-R-0369 Understanding the Reorganisation of the Marginalised Labour Market in Contemporary Japan from Migrants' Perspectives: Towards building new support systems Hironori Sai Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Design and Sociology, Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University 4,600,000
D15-R-0447 Women's Participation to Decision Making Process of Medical Interventions during Labour in Cambodia: Does it effectively reduce unnecessary interventions and improve maternal and neonatal health? Mitsuaki Matsui Associate Professor, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University 6,200,000
D15-R-0452 Construction of Archives that Contribute to Inheritance and its Use of Memory of War, and Research of the New Possibility of the Peaceful Learning Based on it: To bring up a heart to desire peace Hiroyuki Sato Associate Professor, Education, Law, Economics and the Humanities Area, Research and Education Assembly, Kagoshima University 6,500,000
D15-R-0475 The Approach to Dissemination of New Preservation Technologies for Disaster Damaged Archives Mutsumi Aoki Associate Professor, National Institute of Japanese Literature 5,600,000
D15-R-0519 An Empirical Study on the Self-governing Conditions of How a Small Municipality Can Keep its Inherence and Sustainability: An interdisciplinary comparative analysis on the transitions of governance, landscape, and public spheres in the villages in Japan, Germany, and France since 1960s Keijiro Yamada Associate Professor, College of Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Kanazawa Institute of Technology 4,600,000
D15-R-0590 The Role of Volunteers in Long-term Disaster Recovery: Facilitating co-production for resilient communities Deborah Blackman Professor, School of Business, University of New South Wales 4,000,000
D15-R-0631 Reconsidering the Future of Language Education Based on the Significance of a Language that Shapes One's Whole Life Course Roman Pașca Lecturer, Japanese Studies Research Institute, Kanda University of International Studies 4,800,000
D15-R-0637 Understanding Japan as a Multi-cultural and Multi-lingual Society: Establishing objective criteria for measuring mutual intelligibility and intergenerational transmission of the endangered languages Masahiro Yamada Program Specific Assistant Professor, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Kyoto University 6,500,000
D15-R-0643 Construction of the Sanriku Coast Village Archive Towards the Formation of Autonomous Communities by the Cooperative of History Researchers and a Photographer Kentaro Okamura Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo 3,000,000
D15-R-0656 Reconstruction of the Mental Health and Welfare System in a Polyphyletic Recycling Society: Through comparison of the classification of the policies Yuki Ogata Professor, Faculty of Social Welfare, Bukkyo University 2,800,000
D15-R-0699 Toward Integration of Time and Space in Lifelong Learning: From the field of Dosenbo area, Kyoto Yasushi Maehira Professor, Faculty of Education, Kio University 6,000,000
Sub Total 17 81,100,000
(B) Individual Research Grants
D15-R-0015 An Anthropological Study about Ethnic Identity of Siraya Tribe in Taiwan: A case study centering revival of indigenous people's handicrafts through museum collections Yiping Lu Graduate Student, School of Cultural and Social Studies, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies 1,600,000
D15-R-0022 The New Stakeholder in Reforestaton Activity for the Greater Sustainability in the Aral Region, Kazakhstan: Focusing on the cultural and social background of the region Kayo Matsui Graduate Student, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University 1,700,000
D15-R-0040 Identification of Mycorrhizal Fungi in (Potential) Mycoheterotrophic Plants: Implication for conservation of species-rich underground biotic networks Kenji Suetsugu Lecturer, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University 1,600,000
D15-R-0067 Protecting the Commons and Sustainable Development: Fishers' perceptions as performance indicator of Philippine marine reserves Ronald J. Maliao Instructor, College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Aklan State University 1,300,000
D15-R-0091 Development of Management Methods to Conserve Cymbidium Goeringii in SATOYAMA: Clarification of its inhabiting processes and scientific verification after improvement of SATOYAMA by tree thinning Hiroyuki Kurokochi Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Asian Natural Environmental Science Center, The University of Tokyo 1,500,000
D15-R-0129 Labour Migration, Transnational Farm Ownership, and the Transformation of Global Agriculture: Identifying pathways to intercultural connection and shared belonging in changing rural spaces Victoria Stead Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Deakin University 700,000
D15-R-0169 "Invisible" Function of International Human Rights Laws: Reconstructing moral and social norms Hoko Horii Graduate Student, Van Vollenhoven Institute/KITLV, Leiden University 1,700,000
D15-R-0206 Historical Analysis of Legal Position of Schools for Foreigners in Post-World War II Japan: To build an education system in the time of globalization Yongho O Part-time Lecturer, Tokyo Gakugei University 1,200,000
D15-R-0242 The Ethics of Listening: Regarding the pain of war in Colombia Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of los Andes 1,400,000
D15-R-0243 Observing the Conception of Nature in Contemporary Japan through Marine Conservation Activity by Fishermen Izumi Tsurita Graduate Student, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo 600,000
D15-R-0324 Collaborative Archaeological Site Management: Exploring a new value of cultural heritage through a collaboration with local communities in Sudan Tomomi Fushiya Graduate Student, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University 800,000
D15-R-0448 Comparative Study of Global Citizenship Education in Secondary Education: Practical research at domestic and IB schools in Germany and Austria Reiko Maejima Graduate Student, Department of Oriental Studies, University of Vienna 1,600,000
D15-R-0543 The Power of "Self-Documentary" (Personal Documentary Films) to Reflect the "Everyday World "after the Great East Japan Earthquake: The process of sharing disaster experiences and fostering "insiders" through filmmaking by the citizens in post 3.11 Japan Tomoko Niwa Project Assistant Professor, National Institutes for the Humanities 1,600,000
D15-R-0613 Managing Festivity in the Contemporary Age: An action research through mutual interactions and networking of the organizers of rock festivals in Japan Sho Yamasaki Graduate Student, Graduate School of International Media, Communication, and Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University 900,000
D15-R-0650 "Enemies"Become Friends: Designing education activities that build understanding and positive attitudes among migrant students and Thai students Thithimadee Arphattananon Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University 700,000
Sub Total 15 18,900,000
Total 32 100,000,000
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