Grants for the 2019 Research Grant Program Determined!
"Exploring New Values for Society"
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
||July 16 to September 13, 2019 (until 3:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time)
|Total Amount of Grants
||60 million yen
|Grant Amount per Project
||Up to 8 million yen(Up to 1.5 million yen/project for project teams of two persons or less)
|Length of Grant
||Two years, beginning April 1, 2020
||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 project representative must have a residence(contact address) in 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.
||Formal decisions on the awarding of grants will be made at the Toyota Foundation Board of Directors meetings scheduled to be held in February 2020, based on the deliberations of a selection committee composed of outside experts.
Proposal Guidelines and Project Proposal Form Samples
The application closed on September 13, 2019. Thank you for your interest.
Comments by Selection Committee Chair
||International Cooperative Research for the Establishment of the Sustainable Urban Developmental Model: To Manage both Competitiveness and Residents' Quality of Life in Japanese Cities
||Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba/Assistant Professor
||Toward Heterogeneous Solidarity with Minorities: Re-evaluating the Dalit Liberation Movement in Contemporary India and Digitally Archiving Surai Sasai’s Collection
||University of Tsukuba, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences/Assistant Professor
||Energy Survival of the Marginalised: Case Study of Electric Charging Station for Urban Informal Sector in Jakarta and Bogor
||Graduate School of Global Environmental Study, Kyoto University/Graduate student (PhD)
||The Database Construction of ”Narratives” by Family with Medically Dependent Children: As a Social Resource to Nurture Communal Connection and Support
|SHOBI university/Associate professor
||Implementation Strategy for a Bountiful Sea from Clean Seawater: Management of the Environment and Natural Resources in the Seto Inland Sea
|Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University/Associate Professor
||Rethinking Biodiversity Conservation from Local Stakeholder' Perspective: Case Studies of Relational Values in Japan and US
||Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo/Assistant Professor
||The Extinction of Experience: Understanding its Nationwide Nature, Extent and Implications
||Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
||Practical Study on Learning Support for Delinquent Young Generation: Paradigm Shift on Theory of "Desistance"
||Nagoya City University Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences/Lecturer
||Climate Crisis and Grassroots Infrastructure: Experiments in Economic and Technological Localization and Pursuit of Autonomy
||Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University/Professor
||Fusion of Local Traditional Wisdom with Science in the Development of Countermeasures against Mosquito-borne Infectious Diseases: Grandma's Wisdom Enhances Resilience in the Event of a Disaster
||Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus/associate professor
||Interdisciplinary Study of Special Needs Schools Open to Local Communities: For the Initiative of Laboratory School Utilizing Local Learning and Cultural Resources
||Department of Education, Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University/Assistant professor
||A Study of Knowledge Brokering in Child Welfare Area: Modeling Workings and Piloting Implementation
||Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting/Chief Analyst
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A collection of abstracts of reports from projects successfully completed 2019 has been published.