Funding brief: The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science (the Takagi Fund, Tokyo, Japan) will invite grant applications for the year 2020 from groups and individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”.
● Research Grant
Research grants are to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science described here.
The grant may cover research and travel expenses, printing and other outsourcing costs. It may also include funds to hold workshops or symposia to communicate research findings to the public.
● Training Grant
Training Grants are to support an individual receiving training at educational institutions, NGOs, research institutes, etc. that will enhance their expertise as Citizen Scientists and help them gain hands-on experience.
The grant can be used to cover travel, accommodation, tuition or related costs.
The purpose of Takagi Fund is to foster and support independent Citizen Scientists who propose well-founded criticism and scientific counterarguments about problems and threats caused by present-day science and technology. Such criticism and counterarguments can be based on independent research and analysis conducted by citizens themselves with appropriate support from committed experts.
The Takagi Fund expects that a true spirit of science, one which opens the way for a sustainable future, should spring up from the voluntary acts of citizens equipped with social awareness, a sense of justice and some essential scientific training, rather than from the occupational activities of “professional” scientists controlled by governments and/or corporate interests. The Takagi Fund encourages applications from young researchers and grassroots groups, NPOs and NGOs in Asia who share in the spirit of Citizen Science and possess a practical mind about opposing technological threats to the people.
What they prefer to fund
Projects which tackle urgent issues in which science and technology are threatening civil society and environment, and related policy issues.
Projects which contribute to enhancing human rights, human security, conservation of nature, alternative economy and peace for all citizens without exclusion of the most disadvantaged.
Projects which have imagination and conceptual power, backed by expertise and appropriate methodology, with planning and budget adequately designed.
Projects which have a clear and practical vision of how to apply the findings to society or to calling for policy changes.
Projects dealing with issues for which the Japanese government and/or corporations are partly or fully responsible.
Projects which are implemented by community-based organizations or in close collaboration with them.
Projects which are implemented in a peaceful manner employing non-violent means only.
What they may not fund
Project on a topic with a needed level of support which has a high possibility of receiving public funding or support from corporations.
Project submitted by a large group or a well-established institution that have the ability to secure their own funding sources.
Project which allocates its budget mainly to outsourcing to other researchers.
Project which allocates its budget mostly to administrative costs, salaries and campaigns.
Donor Name: The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science
Funding name: Research Grant, Training Grant
Deadline: The deadline for submission of applications for this round is 10th, September, 2019 at 23:59 (in Japan time, GMT +9).
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Funding limit: Maximum grant amount per application this year is US$5,000. In case your planned research or training activities would cost more than that amount, please contact the Secretariat before submitting an application.
NOTE: The total grant for the year 2020 is JPY 2,000,000, roughly equivalent to US $18,000(at August 2019 rate).
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: January, 2020
Project duration: The basic term of support is for one year (January to December, 2020) after the grant agreement. Applicants who wish to apply for a shorter or longer term should consult the Takagi Fund Secretariat.
Eligible organization: As below
Eligibility: This grant is for individuals or groups from Asian countries and regions who pursue Citizen Science as defined by the Takagi Fund. Applicants are not required to have defined or designated themselves as engaged in Citizen Science prior to application.
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
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How to apply: The Takagi Fund recommends that you contact the Secretariat by Email with a brief summary of the proposal before submitting a full application.
● Applicants are required to submit an application form by Email.
● Please read through this application guideline and visit their website and if you feel your project fits within our funding policy, please download the form from http://www.takagifund.org/e/apply/application.html. After completing the form, please submit an application form to the email below. Please make sure that the maximum file size is 5 MB. The submission deadline for this round of applications is 10th, September, 2019 at 23:59 (in Japan time, GMT +9). Applications are referred to the Selection Committee for citizen-scientific as well as logistic reviews, and then decided on by the Executive Board of the Takagi Fund. The review process usually takes three months. For questions, inquiry or consultation about this program, please contact the secretariat at anytime.
● Applications and Inquires to: Satoko Shirai /Shoko Murakami, Secretariat, Asia Program Officer The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science 3FArai bld. 4-15 Yotsuya Honshio-cho, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0003 Japan E-mail: email@example.com Tel & Fax: +81-3-3358-7064 URL: http://www.takagifund.org/e/apply/index.html
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