Application

Research Grant

Objective
Assist in funding tribology-related research and development activities
Conditions of Receiving Grants
The theme of the proposed research is related to tribology.
The research is expected to contribute to industry.
First-time applicants must have reference from their supervisor for recommendation.
Amount of Grant
Total Amount available: US$114,000/year
US$1,000 to US$30,000 for each applicant
Period: one year (extension will be considered at the time of renewal)
Procedure
One application per person or group per round
Submission of the application form described below
Due Dates for Application
First round: April 30, 2017
Second round: September 30, 2017
Screening Criteria
Novelty of the research plan
Academic significance
Possible impact on industry
Selection and Funding
Selection is made by the Screening Committee and approved by the board of directors according to the following schedule.
Selection and approval:
First round: Middle of June
Second round: Middle of November
Funding Grant:
First round: Early July in the same year
Second round: Early December in the same year
Grant Report Required

Contents

Grant Report consists of three items: Summary, Main Report (including the List of Presentations/Publications) and Budget Report.

Submission

Grant Report must be submitted in one year and a half after receiving the Grant.

Publications

Summary of all TTRF funded research, Theme Title, Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator(s) if any, and the List of Presentations/Publications will be posted on TTRF Web Page.
Main Report (except the List of Presentations/Publications) will be disclosed after confirmation that the Investigator(s) approves and specifies the disclosure date.
Additionally, the affiliation and e-mail address of the Principal Investigator will be posted so web page visitors can contact the Principal Investigator.
Budget Report is kept private and not posted on the TTRF Web Page.
TTRF Intention to Grantee
“The purpose of TTRF is to advance the field of tribology and, therefore, TTRF is making grants available to qualified researchers. It is expected that any intellectual property developed as a result of any TTRF grant shall be made available to the public at no cost so that the field of tribology can be expanded.”
Application Form
Note: The application form was just revised on March 31, 2017.
   Please download the new form here.
grants application form(PDF file)

Grant Report Form


Contact
Mailing address (Japan principal office):
Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation c/o Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd. Hosoya Plant 2-47, Hosoya-Cho, Toyota-City, Aichi 471-8502, Japan
E-mail: secretariat@ttrf.org
Fax(Japan principal office): +81-565-28-9298