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Seeking a Grant

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". The deadline for submission of applications for this round is 10 September, 2019. PDF

Grant Categories

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.


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.

Grant Amounts

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).

Term of support

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.