Deadline: 13 June 2014
The Toyota Foundation is inviting project proposals on three thematic areas (ageing society, multicultural society and renewable energy practices for sustainable community development) for projects focusing in one or more of the target countries. Title of the program is “Cultivating empathy through leaning from our neighbors: Common issues in Japan and other Asian countries”.
The program is an effort to build a new form of partnership among Japan and other Asian countries, based on empathy shared among peers who face common challenges, instead of conventional ones such as donor/recipient relationships. The grant supports projects whose focus are on reviewing current challenges and issues shared among Japan and other Asian countries, and proposing policy recommendations.
- Aging Society
- Comparing the ideas and practices of care in community
- Promoting participation of elderly at local community
- Multicultural Society
- Good practices in social inclusion of migrants, especially those with children
- Vitalization of local community by residents with various cultural backgrounds
- Renewable energy practices for sustainable community development
- National and sub-national analysis of the policy issue
- Policy frameworks related to the issue
- Analysis and evaluation of existing practices (both good and failed ones– preferred to be an analysis of various cases/contexts)
Grant applications can be made for 3 million Yen for projects focusing in one of the target countries and up to 6 million Yen for projects focusing in more than two target countries.
- Potential applicants can be a team or a network of members from various backgrounds, with a proven record of delivering results in one of the thematic areas. Priority is given to habitats in these five target countries- Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- Applicants must have experience in the thematic areas concerning the target countries.
- Applicants have available human network of various stakeholders (policy makers, practitioners, researchers, local communities) in the thematic areas concerning the target countries.
- Applicants must have experience in impacting the stakeholders.
- Applicants must have strong communication skills.
For more information, please visit International Grant Program 2014.