Q1. Where should the application be sent?
Please submit your application to:
Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation
Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd. 2-47 Hosoya-Cho, Toyota-City, Aichi-Pref. 471-8502 Japan
Attn: TTRF Secretary
FAX +81-565-28-9298 (Japan principal office)
Q2. The deadline date is mailing date of me or received date of TTRF?
The deadline for application is the date which we receive it. If the submission might not meet the deadline date, the application by e-mail or FAX will be better way than by mail.
Q3. Is a student eligible to be granted?
As our basic policy, the TTRF grants are to be awarded to research themes. Therefore, even a student can apply to TTRF Research Grant.
Q4. Is the research collaboration between two laboratories acceptable?
Yes. One application from two and more laboratories can be acceptable.
Q5. Is the grant given to the applicant or his/her institution?
Pursuant to our foundation's policy, the grant shall be provided to applicant's institution as Gifts Grant. Accordingly, we would like to ask the granted researcher providing the information to an appropriate person who deals with the financial matters at their institution.
Q6. What is the meaning of reference from the supervisor?
Reference means a signed formal letter of recommendation. And supervisor means a person for public position who can guarantee that you are worthy to be granted such as professor, dean, director or officer.
Q7. Does TTRF disclose the detailed review/comment on the application?
As TTRF policy, we don't provide the screening reviews to any applicants. The applications are strictly screened with the criteria below.
1. Novelty of the research plan
2. Academic significance
3. Possible impact to the tribology industry for sustainable society
Q8. What is the specific detail of "indirect cost" written in the Research Grant application form as "The indirect cost must be limited below 15% of the amount of awarded grant"?
TTRF defines management fee or administration fee from university/institution as indirect cost. We would like you to use as much grant as possible for research and researchers.
Q9. Can grants be paid in currencies other than U.S. dollars?
No. Grants will be paid in U.S. dollars by bank transfer. If the grantees wish to receive the grants in a currency other than U.S. dollars, grants do not include the cost of currency conversion.
(Common to Research Grant, Conference Grant, and Young Tribologists Grant)