Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program

Screening Process and Selection Criteria

Screening Process

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee, whose members are entrusted by TOYOTA, will select the projects to be supported. The following are the members of the Selection Committee(expected).

(as of April 15, 2014)

Dr. Keiko Nakamura (Chair)

Director General, JT Biohistory Research Hall (Japan)

Dr. Motoyuki Suzuki

Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo /
Visiting Professor, The Open University(Japan)

Dr. Eiji Hosoda

Professor, Faculty of Economics,Keio University (Japan)

Mr. Shigeki Terashi

Senior Managing Officer,Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan)

Selection Criteria

The proposed projects should acknowledge the Program objectives, key theme and grant categories and fulfill the application requirements. The following criteria will be applied for applications submitted under Overseas Project Grants and Domestic Project Grants respectively in the screening by the Selection Committee.

(1) Overseas Project Grants

Items Description
Appropriateness of the project
  • The projects that lead to "Biodiversity Conservation" or "Global Warming Countermeasures".
Efficiency of the project
  • The project should raise environmental awareness and promote concrete environmental actions.
  • The project should account for either a wide range of participation, leadership development, or localization of environmentally-sound technologies and systems in wide areas.
Cost-effectiveness of the project
  • The project should be planned to make greatest achievements with minimum expense.
Continuity and future development of the project
  • The project should result in continuing environmental educational activities and experience-based learning, creating/providing opportunities for such activities, and localization of experiment-based environmental technologies at the community level even after completion.
  • The project should encourage participants to remain active in relevant areas after completion.
Collaboration among participants
  • The project should enable the participation of diversified groups on the same footage and facilitate a mutual learning process.
  • The project should fully consider local contexts and the needs of the project implementation site, such as natural environment, geography, culture, economy, community and history.
Qualification of the implementing organization
  • The project members should include expertise and experiences associated with the project so that it duly achieves its goals.
  • The project implementer should have the participation of environmentally-oriented local residents, practitioners and researchers in the project and build strategic alliance among the participants.
Funding sources
  • The project should be implemented with the fund from Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program, and with the self-fund as a supplement, if necessary.

(2) Selection Criteria for Domestic Project Grants

Items Description
Appropriateness of the project
  • The projects that lead to "Biodiversity Conservation" or "Global Warming Countermeasures"
  • The proposed projects that involve practical community-based participatory actions for the protection of local environment.
Cost-effectiveness of the project
  • The project should be planned to make greatest achievements with minimum expense.
Efficiency of the project
  • The projects should raise environmental awareness and promote concrete environmental actions.
Continuity and future development of the project
  • The projects should continue to be further developed even after completion.
Collaboration with local communities
  • The projects should fully consider local contexts and the needs of the project implementation site, such as natural environment, geography, culture, economy, community and history.
Qualification of the implementing organization
  • The project members should include expertise and experiences associated with the project so that it duly achieves its goals.
  • The project implementer should have the participation of environmentally-oriented local residents, practitioners and researchers in the project and build strategic alliance among the participants.
Funding sources
  • The projects should be implemented only with the fund from Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program, and with the self-fund as a supplement, if necessary.

Schedule for Selection

Two-staged selection (first selection/ final selection) will be conducted. Projects being qualified the first selection will be required another application form for the final selection.

Schedule for selection

Notification of Results

First-stage Selection

  • Applicants will be notified of results by e-mail in late July 2014.
  • Detail on the final selection will be informed to the applicants who are qualified to the final selection with the results of first-stage selection.

Final Selection

  • Applicants will be notified of results by e-mail by the end of October 2014.
  • The grant winners will officially be announced on the TOYOTA website.
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