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International Grant Program 2015

International Grant Program 2015

Program Title: Cultivating empathy through learning from our neighbors:
Practitioners' exchange on common issues in Asia

Program Objectives

This is the third 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 countries and areas in East and Southeast Asia.

In 2015, the program provides grant for projects to conduct mutual field visits and exchanges of local practitioners and other stakeholders, and for them to together develop policy recommendations and other outputs.

Through this program, we aim to build a new form of partnership among countries/areas in Asia, based on empathy shared among peers who face common challenges, instead of conventional ones such as donor / recipient relationships.

Comments by Selection Committee Chair

Grant List

TYTID Project Title Project Leader Position, Organization Grant Amount(yen)
Aging society
D15-N-0006 Exploring the System of Livelihood-Centered Community Building for the Elderly: A Lens through Field-Works in China and Japan Yanyan Li Professor/Representative, Komazawa University/Japan-China Civil Society Network 5,000,000
D15-N-0009 International Harmonization of the "Training of the Trainers" Program of Community Health and Social Service for Older Persons Takeo Ogawa President, Non-Profit Organization Asian Aging Business Center 5,000,000
D15-N-0010 Construction of Effective Network for Well-being of the Left-behind Elderly in Rural Community Through Cooperative Studies between Ha Tinh and Quang Ngai Provinces, Vietnam and Minamata City, Japan Tran Thi Minh Thi PhD, Vice Director, Institute for Family and Gender Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences 4,000,000
D15-N-0027 Placemaking of Spiritually Rich Death at Home Based End of Life Care: Japanese and Thailand Various Home Based Care Practitioner Exchange Knowledge and Experience about End of Life Care at Nishinomiya, Amagasaki City and Ubon Rat District Khon Kaen Province Hiroki Koyama Research Student, Graduate school of anthropology,Kyoto Bunkyo University 5,000,000
D15-N-0028 The Joint Research between Japan and Korea for the Development of a Community Safety Net Program and a Regional Comprehensive Care System that Correspond to Poverty and Disparity Issues: Community with Empathy from Confrontation Sadahisa Noguchi Professor, Nihon Fukushi University 4,970,000
D15-N-0036 Interlocal Partnership for Creating Cross-Generational Care Community Masato Kawamori Professor, Osaka University 5,000,000
D15-N-0061 Proposing Supports for People Confronting Double Responsibility of Care: Through an Exchange Programme among Japanese and Korean Professionals and Carers who Support and Provide Double Responsibility of Care Keiko Azuma Chair, Non Profit Organization Sherlockhomes 4,920,000
D15-N-0065 Research on Reclassification of the Job Placement and Volunteer Work Realms of the Elderly Moo Sung Chung University Vice-Chancellor, Korea Soongsil Cyber University 5,000,000
Subtotal 8 38,890,000
Multicultural society
D15-N-0032 See the Future of Multicultural Society with the Next Migrant Generation Kwang-il Yoon Director, Sookmyung Institute for Multicultural Studies 5,000,000
D15-N-0041 Towards an Inclusive Environment for Children of Migrant and Multicultural Families in The Philippines, Japan and South Korea Maruja M.B. Asis Director, Research and Publications, Scalabrini Migration Center 5,000,000
D15-N-0063 Policy Recommendations for the Role of Community Concerning the Safe Migration and Settlement: Through Sharing Knowledge and Experience of Japan and the Philippines Nanako Inaba Professor, Sophia University Faculty of Global Studies 5,000,000
D15-N-0069 Beyond Tolerance: Working Hand-in-hand to Promote the Social Inclusion of Migrants and Their Families Reiko Harima Regional Coordinator, Mekong Migration Network 6,000,000
Subtotal 4 21,000,000
Forum Grant
D15-N-1001 Livelihood Security for the Elderly in an Aging Society: Focusing on Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam Sung-won Kim Associate Professor, Tokyo Keizai University 7,000,000
D15-N-1002 Integration of Migrants and Social Policy Issues: Reflections from Japan, Korea and Thailand Towards Creation of Inclusive Society Kyoko Kusakabe Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Technology 7,000,000
D15-N-1003 "Local Energy Governance" in Aging Society: Toward Sustainable Community Using Renewable Energy Takuo Nakayama Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University 9,000,000
Subtotal 3 23,000,000
Total 15 82,890,000

Grant Framework

Please read through the “Guidelines” for details.

Target Countries East and Southeast Asia *1
Thematic Areas A) Aging society: Key players for sustainable aging communities
B) Multicultural society: International migration and diversified communities
Project Duration One year (Nov 2015 – Oct 2016)
Expected Output Each project needs to deliver all outputs listed below:
1) Conduct minimum two mutual visits / exchanges between two or more target countries/areas, including project site visits and specific events for deeper sharing and understanding of each other;
2) Analyze and review the challenges or issues in the targeted countries/areas and produce a policy recommendation as a tangible deliverable (encouraged to have a wide dissemination);
3) Submit "Change Record" for each country/area twice during the grant period together with reports.
Potential Applicants A team of members based in more than two target countries/areas from diversified backgrounds (practitioners, policy makers, researchers, local community leaders, media, etc.) with a proven record of delivering results in one of the thematic areas.
Grant Amount (Maximum per Project) a) Project focusing in two target countries/areas: 5 million yen
b) Project focusing in three or more target countries/areas: 7 million yen
Total Amount of Grants 60 million yen
Project Proposal Period From April 13th, 2015 to June 12th, 2015 3pm Japan Standard Time
Applications Web-based application via Foundation website only
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.

*1 East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, Japan
Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam

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Forum Grant

2015 International Grant Program opens another grant category, “Forum Grants” for grantees involving project representatives who received funding from the 2013/2014 International Grant Program.

Target Countries East and Southeast Asia *1
Thematic Areas One of the thematic areas of 2013-2014 Toyota Foundation International Grant Program:
a) Aging Society, b) Multicultural Society, c) Consensus-building on local environmental issues / Renewable energy practices for sustainable community development
Project Duration One year (Nov 2015 – Oct 2016)
Expected Output 1) Organize study seminars related to the thematic areas of 2013/2014 IGP focusing on East / Southeast Asian countries / areas;
2) Conduct field visits to more than one project sites of IGP granted projects, compile tangible outputs, and disseminate them.
Eligibility 1) The thematic areas should be same with 2013/2014 IGP focal areas
2) To include at least one of the project representatives of 2013/2014 IGP granted projects
Grant Amount (Maximum per project) 10 million yen
Total Amount of Grants 25 million yen
Project Proposal Period From April 13th, 2015 to June 12th, 2015 3pm Japan Standard Time
Applications Prior consultation with the Toyota Foundation Program Officers (asianneighbors@toyotafound.or.jp) is required.
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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