Grant Program 2014 - TOYOTA Foundation: International Grant Program (Indonesia, Japan , Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)

Posted by Jamal Fida Sunday, May 25, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: June 13, 2014.

This is the second year of our pilot program, which supports projects whose focus are on reviewing current challenges and issues shared among Japan and other Asian countries, and proposing policy recommendations. The primary focus of the program is on selected countries in South-east Asia and Japan. The program pays special attention on drawing lessons from existing practices made by local communities, especially in terms of following points: i) how local communities address the challenges and find solutions; ii) the role of various stakeholders in those processes; and iii) policy frameworks and social settings to support such efforts.

Through this program, we try 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.

Thematic Areas:
1.    Aging Society
§  Comparing the ideas and practices of care in community
§  Promoting participation of elderly at local community
2.    Multicultural Society
§  Good practices in social inclusion of migrants, especially those with children
§  Vitalization of local community by residents with various cultural backgrounds
3.    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)

Project Duration:
The duration of projects is limited to one year, without any extension. All projects need to start on 1st November, 2014 and finish all activities by 31st October, 2015

Total Funding:
a.    Focusing in one of the target countries                                            : JPY 3,000,000
b.    Focusing more than two countries with comparative nature             : JPY 6,000,000

Please note that the maximum amount of funding is based on the number of target countries,not number of all countries covered in the project.

Eligibility:
§  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, PhilippinesThailand, 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


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