Toyota Foundation International Grant Program

Publish Date: Apr 21, 2016

Deadline: Jun 10, 2016

Toyota Foundation International Grant Program

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.

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 2016 – Oct 2017) or Two years (Nov 2016 – Oct 2018)

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 addressing issues;
3) produce and disseminate tangible output, such as policy proposals, guidelines, photo and video works, and reports; and
4) submit the “Record of Change.”

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

100 million yen

Project Proposal Period

From April 11th to June 10th, 2016 3pm Japan Standard Time


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 2016, based on the deliberations of responsible Selection       Committee consisting of external experts.

2016 Application Form (Sample)

2016 Program Guidelines

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