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Research Grant Program 2016

Program Title: Exploring New Values for Society

Program Objectives

Research Grant Program 2016, titled "Exploring New Values for Society", provides two grant frameworks respectively for joint research projects and individual research projects that can be expected to lead to "creation of new values for society". For both frameworks, the program solicits ambitious research projects that explore basic ways of thinking and methodologies 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.

Comments by Selection Committee Chair

Grant List

Grant Number Project Title Project Representative Position, Organization Grant Amount(yen)
(A) Joint Research Grants
D16-R-0032 Revisiting Cross-national Variations in Preference for Redistribution:Attitudes to inequalities, social beliefs, and welfare systems Sébastien Lechevalier Professor, Fondation France-Japon de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
D16-R-0167 Embedding the Apology in the Media:How civil society contributes to reconciliation Claudia Astarita Fellow, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne
D16-R-0211 Messaging Mobility:Exploring and creating new narratives about migration and human movement in a changing world William Allen Research Officer, Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, University of Oxford
D16-R-0238 Community Initiative of Activities for Preparing against Radiation Exposure in the Vicinity of a Uranium Mine in Mongolia: An effectiveness study of assisting approaches and influential factors Chieri Yamada Professor, School of Graduate Education, Fukushima Medical University
D16-R-0242 Assessment of Socially Assistive Robotics in Elderly Care:Toward technologically integrated aged care and well-being in Japan and Australia Anthony Elliott Research Professor, University of South Australia
D16-R-0256 Revitalizing the Endangered Biocultural Heritage of the Ryukyus, a Linguistic, Cultural, and Biological Hot Spot of Extinction Masanao Toyama Appointed Researcher , The Institute of Regional Study, Okinawa University
D16-R-0286 Measures for Smooth Livelihood Re-establishment of Climate Refugees from Island States in the Pacific:Towards harmonization of climate refugees and the residents of host community Mikiyasu Nakayama Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
D16-R-0404 Living with the Bomb:A-bomb and air-raid survivor memories and their daily lives Yutaka Kimura Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
D16-R-0433 Organizational Efforts to Prevent Harmful Online Communication:A cross-national analysis of online platform providers' policies Sabine Einwiller Professor, University of Vienna
D16-R-0611 A Historical Study on the Construction of a Standardized Image in Maternal and Child Health Hideki Yui Senior Researcher, Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University
D16-R-0647 Cooking History:Food recipes and heritage in Mozambique Sandra Manuel Research Associate, Kaleidoscopio Research Intitute, Mozambique
D16-R-0661 Comprehensive and Quantitative Evaluation of the Effect of Theater Workshop Targetting Multi-generation in the Community Rengyou Director, Eisei Theater Company
D16-R-0718 Sustainable Development Strategies for Native American Diaguita Communities:Cultural heritage research and protection in the Eastern South Andes, Argentina Julián Salazar Professor , National University of Córdoba, Argentina
D16-R-0736 Community Policing in Southeast Asia:Assessing the impact on community security and police reform Saya Kiba Assistant Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Doshisha University
D16-R-0751 International Comparative Study on the Effect of Philosophical Dialogue in Self-help Groups Taizo Yokoyama Graduate student, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University
D16-R-0817 Reconstructing Social Responsibility and Sharing Values by Collaboration among Corporates, Governments and NPOs:Comparative studies of corporate social responsibility between Japan and Korea Toru Oga Associate Professor , Faculty of Law, Kyushu University
D16-R-0836 A Multi-country Comparative Study on End-of-life Care in Residential Care Facilities for Older People in Japan, Korea, and Thailand:Towards developing an Asia-oriented educational program Sumie Ikezaki Associate Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, Chiba University
Sub Total 17 74,200,000
(B) Individual Research Grants
D16-R-0083 Positive Health Outcomes by Environmental Design:The role of spatial configuration in designing physical environment for people experiencing dementia Farhana Ferdous Lecturer, School of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Kansas
D16-R-0103 Global Biodiversity Analysis Using Open Wildlife Data from Citizen Scientists Noriyuki Suzuki JSPS Postdoctral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
D16-R-0136 Examining the Dialogue Mechanism in Restorative Justice Masahiro Suzuki Graduate student, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
D16-R-0176 Mitigation of Conflict between Local Community and Fishing Cats in Hail Hanor, Northeastern Bangladesh:Interdisciplinary survey on conflict and possibility of participatory research in conflict mitigation Ai Suzuki Graduate student, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
D16-R-0243 From "Burdens" to "Benefits":Exploring refugee-led humanitarian assistance in Kampala and Berlin Evan Elise Easton-Calabria Graduate student, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
D16-R-0259 Digital Nomads and Social Responsibility in Chiang Mai, Thailand Paul Green Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne
D16-R-0320 The Study of Transferring Events of Negative Memories at the Public and Local Memorial Spaces in Cambodia:Recognition of "the positionality of negative events" and conducting the formation of an active database Fuyuki Makino Research Fellow, The Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University
D16-R-0341 Ethnography of Immigration Detention and Migrant Advocacy in Japan and Canada:A comparative analysis of civil society in illiberal and liberal immigration regimes Kazue Takamura Faculty Lecturer, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University
D16-R-0344 Senses of Field Studies Standing on Peoples' Livelihood:The search for phenotype of interdisciplinary research to take advantage of the video media Kenichi Sawazaki Video artist/Film director 1,400,000
D16-R-0397 Impact of Climate Changes and Socioeconomic Factors on Dengue Vulnerability in Peninsular Malaysia Shafi Mohammad Tareq Associate Professor, School of Bioscience, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
D16-R-0408 Exploring a New Value of Shared Decision-making for Prevention of Breast Cancer in Women with BRCA Gene Mutations Yeoh Kar See Graduate student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
D16-R-0424 On the "Boundary" that Lies between Nature and Human:To open up new possibilities for "image folklore" Tomoki Imai Documentary film director, Studio-Garret
D16-R-0439 Living with a "Troublesome" Species:Emerging ways and skills to coexist with yamabiru (mountain leech) in Japan Satoshi Watanabe Lecturer, Faculty of Contemporary Management, Aichi Gakusen University
D16-R-0543 Should "Ikumen" be Ideal Model of Fathers in Japan?:The effect of "ikumen" boom and something that we lost by the boom Kenji Takehara Chief, Division of Health Policy Development and Research, Department of Health Policy, National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan
D16-R-0576 How Sexual Minorities Experience Aging:Identifying and tackling challenges toward an inclusive aged society Ryo Hirayama Research Fellow, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
D16-R-0692 Why Protect Nature? Understanding Social-ecological Processes of Relational Values Kazuaki Tsuchiya Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
D16-R-0760 An Emprical Study on Community Gardens as a Step toward Multicultural Inclusive Societies Naomi Shimpo Assistant Professor, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
D16-R-0788 Research on Families Formed via Donor Conception Yukari Semba Project Research Fellow, Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University
D16-R-0798 A Socioecomomic Analysis on Reversed Gender Disparity in Education from Development Studies Perspective:A case from the Philippines Masayoshi Okabe Graduate student, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
D16-R-0799 Multi-level Governance of Agricultural Landscapes:Role of value perspective on farmland tenancy arrangements in Japan Maiko Nishi Graduate student, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
D16-R-0806 A Comparative Study on the Bottom-up Initiatives by Local Citizens in Promoting Water Environment Utilization and Preservation in Japan and China Aiguo Chen Lecturer, School of Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
D16-R-0820 Dilemmas for Medical Professionals in Determining the Course of Care for Oldest-Old Patients:Reconsidering "cure-oriented" values in the realm of medicine Chiho Shimada Theme Leader, Human Care Research Team, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
D16-R-0847 Building an Approach to Evaluate Irrigation Ponds Environment by Using Environmental Factors for Biodiversity Akiko Nakagawa Representative Director, Nature Restoration & Reserve Fund
Sub Total 23 25,800,000
Total 40 100,000,000

Grant Frameworks

Public Notification Period May 16 to September 2, 2016
Total Amount of Grants 100 million yen (Joint Research Grants: Approx. 80 million yen. Individual Research Grants: Approx. 20 million yen.)
Amount of Grant per Project Joint Research Grants: Up to 4 million yen per year
Individual Research Grants: Up to 1 million yen per year
Period of Grants One year or two years, beginning May 1, 2017
Project Proposal Requirements 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 their affiliation (or lack thereof) with a university, research institute, NPO/NGO, or other organization.
Grant Categories (A) Joint Research Grants
(B) Individual Research Grants
Selection of Grants Formal decisions on the awarding of grants will be made at the Toyota Foundation Board of Directors meetings scheduled to be held in March 2017, based on the deliberations of a selection committee composed of outside experts.

Program Guidelines and Application Form

Special Article

The special article Selection Members Talk with a Grantee on the theme of "Exploring New Values for Society" has been uploaded.

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