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Grant: Call for proposals by Toyota Foundation


Deadline: 8 September 2017

This is a call for proposals for joint or individual research grants beginning in May 2018.

Open to all areas of research and persons of all nationalities.

Program Objectives

Research Grant Program 2017, titled “Exploring New Values for Society”, supports ambitious projects that adopt a panoramic view of the world and look generations into the future 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.

Grant Frameworks

Call for Proposals May 1 to September 8, 2017

Grant Amount (Total)
100 million yen (Joint Research Grants: Approx. 80 million yen, Individual Research Grants: Approx. 20 million yen)


Grant Amount (per Project)
(A) Joint Research Grants: Up to around 4 million yen per year
(B) Individual Research Grants: Up to around 1 million yen per year

Grant Periods
One year or two years, beginning May 1, 2018


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 or place of residence 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 2018, based on the deliberations of a selection committee composed of outside experts.

For more information about proposal guidelines, Joint Research Grant, Individual Research Grant, and Registration procedure visit click to visit Toyota Foundation Website

Deadline: 8 September 2017