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Research Grant Program

Research Grant Program 2019

"Exploring New Values for Society"

Program Objectives

The main topic of Research Grant Program 2019, titled “Exploring New Values for Society”, supports ambitious projects that adopt a panoramic view of the world and look generations into the future in order to seek new values for society by fundamentally exploring novel philosophies and arts to address difficult issues to be faced by future society; issues that are on a global scale; issues that transcend generations; and nascent problems that will only fully manifest themselves in the future.

General Information Please note the changes in the program from the previous year.

Call for Proposals August 1 to September 30, 2019 (tentative)
Total Amount of Grants 60 million yen
Grant Amount per Project Up to 8 million yen
Length of Grant Two years, beginning May 1, 2020
Requirements In principle, project teams of three persons or more are eligible for the grant. (Proposals by teams of two persons or less shall be accepted in cases where it is difficult to organize a team of three persons due to reasons such as the novelty of the social issues targeted by the project.)
Project representatives must be 45 years old or under on the day of the beginning of the grant.
All nationalities may apply, but main residence of project representative must be Japan
No restrictions are placed on proposals with regard to the areas of research or the methods employed; nor is there any limitation with regard to the nationality of the project representative or participants, or their affiliation (or lack thereof) with a university, research institute, NPO/NGO, or other organization.
Grant Selection Formal decisions on the awarding of grants will be made at the Toyota Foundation Board of Directors meetings scheduled to be held in March 2020, based on the deliberations of a selection committee composed of outside experts.



Proposal Guidelines and Proposal Form Samples

Representative of the project must be researchers who are residents of Japan but any nationality is acceptable.

Proposal Guidelines and Proposal Form Samples for 2019 will be disclosed on August 1st, 2019.


Comments by Selection Committee Chair


List of Grants


Special Article



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