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International Grant Program 2014

International Grant Program

Program Title: Cultivating Empathy Through Leaning from Our Neighbors:
Common Issues in Japan and Other Asian Countries

Program Objectives

Dynamic changes have transformed many, if not all, countries in Asia. A number of countries in the region have become more prosperous. These countries will soon share similar challenges with Japan. As equals, Japan and these countries need to create a new style of cooperation. Benefit from mutual learning gets larger than ever before.

Comments by Selection Committee Chair

Grant List

TYT ID Project Title Representative Position, Organization Grant Amount (Yen)
Aging Society
D14-N-0014 Construction of Effective Network for Health Care of the Elderly in Community - through Cooperative Studies Between Saen Suk, Chon Buri, Thailand and Saku City, Nagano, Japan Yoshiko Tsukada Professor, Saku University 3,800,000
D14-N-0059 Promoting Community-based Care Through Small-scale Multifunctional Care Facilities Masato Kawamori Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University 3,000,000
D14-N-0107 The Role of Welfare Centers in Ensuring Social Welfare for the Elderly in Vietnam: Review of Current Practice and Potential for Policy Recommendations Nguyen Thi Kim Hoa Dean, Faculty of Sociology, Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanity 2,500,000
Multicultural Society
D14-N-0007 Enhancing Social Inclusiveness for Unskilled Migrant Workers in Thailand Meepien, Jidapa Researcher, Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation 1,800,000
D14-N-0062 Building Inclusive Community Health Care System: Lessons Learned from Good Practices in Thailand and Japan Aoki, Rieko Executive Director, Center for Health and Rights of Migrants 5,500,000
D14-N-0091 Connecting Voices on Multicultural Education for Migrant Children in Chiang Mai, Thailand Nawarat, Nongyao Associate Professor, Chiang Mai University 2,200,000
Renewable Energy Practices for Sustainable Community Development
D14-N-0019 Regional Value Added and Business Models by Renewable Energies, and the Possibility of Removal to Southeast Asian Nations Takuo Nakayama Researcher, Graduate School of Economics and Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University 5,800,000
D14-N-0021 Mutual Learning Among Southeast Asian Countries and Japan on Geothermal Power Introduction with Consideration for Trade-offs Among Resources Kenshi Baba Associate Professor, Hosei University 5,500,000
D14-N-0035 Renewble Energy and Regional Activation-regime and Actor Analysis, Its Achievement and Further Agenda, Its Appeal to All Japan and Asia- Toru Suzuki Director, Renewable Energy Organization of Hokkaido 2,500,000
Renewable Energy Practices for Sustainable Community Development
D14-N-0064 Socio-Technological Approach for Building Sustainable Community Through the Corporative Action Installng Small-Scale- Hydropower in Japanese and Indonesian Rural Area. Isamu Ishii Director, Research Institute of Gokase Renewable Energy 5,500,000
D14-N-0082 Review of Renewable Energy Practices in Philippines and Vietnam: To Develop the Renewable Energy Introduction Metrics for Rural Communities Nguyen Thi Hoang Lien PhD, Lecturer, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi 5,800,000
Continuance Grant
D14-N-1001 Reconsidering Care Supply System and Multilateral Network Formation Wako Asato Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University 14,800,000
D14-N-1002 Improving an Educational Environment Where Language Acquisition of Children Raised in Bilingual Environment is Cared for: Expanding the Network by Cooperating with Korea Shizuyo Yoshitomi General Director, World Kids Community 11,000,000
D14-N-1003 Developing the Asia-Pacific Network of Consensus Building Practitioners in the Field of Renewable Energy Masahiro Matsuura Associate Professor (project appointment), University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy 13,500,000

Grant Framework

Target Countries Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Thematic Areas a) Aging Society, b) Multicultural Society,
c) Renewable Energy Practices for Sustainable Community Development
Project Duration One year, beginning November 1, 2014
Expected Output A review of a policy issue in one or more of targeted countries, with a policy recommendation(encouraged to have a dis semination)
Potential Applicants 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 habitants in those five countries)
Grant Amount (Maximum per Project) a) Project in one of the target countries: 3 million yen
b) Project in more than two target countries: 6 million yen
Total Amount of Grants 100 million yen
Applications Web-based application via Foundation website only
Application Period April 7, to June 13, 2014
Selection of Grants Formal decisions on the awarding of grants will be made by the Toyota Foundation Board of Directors at meetings to be held in late September 2015, based on the deliberations of responsible Selection Committee consisting of external experts.

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