Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program

The Toyota Foundation is a grant-making foundation whose goal is to contribute toward the realization of a more people-oriented society and a resulting increase in human happiness. We provide grants in support of research and operations in order to identify a diverse array of social issues, with a focus on areas of human and natural environment, social welfare, and education and culture. From the outset, the Toyota Foundation has provided grants with an eye to supporting projects based on foresight, a participatory orientation, and an international perspective.

The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program supports research projects in accordance with its program title, “Exploring New Values for Society”. The objective of the program is to encourage ambitious projects that seek new values for society by fundamentally exploring basic ways of thinking and methodologies on what approach we should take to address difficult issues to be faced in the future.

Living as we do in an era of historical change, we are facing a complex array of social problems. The various issues that need to be addressed include those that are on a global scale and those that transcend generations, as well as nascent problems that will only fully manifest themselves in the future. This means that it will be difficult to find clues and solutions that help to bring about a new society on the basis of existing values or compartmentalized expertise. Rather, in seeking to clarify what values we should pursue, it is necessary to fundamentally reevaluate our way of thinking and the state of society from a wider perspective that adopts a panoramic view of the world and looks decades into the future. Taking into consideration the existing values, we need to stand outside them to build new viewpoints that can be shared with others. In this way, we can erect the signposts that will guide us to perspectives on a broader world and the future we have yet to perceive.

The program has established two grant categories respectively for joint research projects and individual research projects, both of which places no restrictions on the areas of research or the methods employed. For both categories, we expect the projects we fund to be founded on creative concepts that reflect a youthful perspective and draw closer to new values for society, disseminating their findings effectively in many directions and springing up a range of lively discussions.

Total amount of grants: 100 million yen

Category A: Joint Research Grant
Category B: Individual Research Grants

Eligibility: No limitations are placed on proposals with regard to the nationality or place of residence of the project representative or participants; nor is there any restriction with regard to the candidate’s affiliation (or lack thereof) with a university, research institute, NPO/NGO, or other organization.

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