The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science (the Takagi Fund, Tokyo, Japan) will invite grant applications for the year 2021 from groups and individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”. The deadline for submission of applications for this round is 15 September, 2020. PDF
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 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.
This grant is for individuals or groups from Asian countries and regions who pursue Citizen Science as defined by the Takagi Fund. For individuals or groups in Japan, please visit http://www.takagifund.org/apply/index.html.
Maximum grant amount per application this year is US$5,000. The total grant for the year 2021 is JP¥ 2,000,000, roughly equivalent to US $19,000 (at August 2020 rate). Takagi Fund bears the remittance charge including an intermediary bank fee, but please cover the receiving fee where applicable.
NOTE: As a general rule, the grant is paid to the recipients in two installments. The First half initially and the rest of the grant on submission of an interim report, the proportion and the timing of the two installments being negotiable depending on each applicant’s budget proposal.
Term of support
The basic term of support is for one year (January to December, 2021) after the grant agreement. Applicants who wish to apply for a shorter or longer term should consult the Takagi Fund Secretariat.