1) Grants for Surveys and Experimental Research
The Foundation invites the public to submit grant applications for conducting “basic research, application research, and research for environmental improvement plans related to the environmental cleanup of the Tama River and its basin.” Research grants have been awarded every year since 1975. As of 2012, a total of 1,131 research studies (711 academic studies and 420 gereral studies) have received grants in the amount of 1,338 million yen.
(1) Impact of industrial activities and people’s daily life on the Tama River and its basin
(2) Preventing sewage and waste from polluting the Tama River
(3) Use of water at the Tama River and its basin
(4) Conservation and restoration of the natural environment of the Tama River
Applicants of Research Grants:
Scholars as well as anyone who is motivated in researching the abovementioned themes are welcomed to apply.
Application Period: September 1st to mid January of the following year
How to apply: Please see Research Grant Application Guideline.
2) Support and Grants for Activities
(1) Provide direct and indirect support or grants to meaningful activities for the conservation and improvement of the environment, including citizen seminars for restoring the environment of the Tama River basin, assistance for support groups, events, etc.
(2) Provide support to a 10-year long-term study conducted since October 2004 to monitor the material cycle system and forest ecosystem (LTER survey) undertaken in collaboration with Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology at the Tama Hill Field Museum (the University’s forest).
(3) Present “The Tokyu Foundation for Better Environment Social Contribution in Academia Award” to promote academic learning in Japan.
Application Period: May 1st to August 31st
How to apply: Please see Guideline for Nominating Candidates for the Social Contribution in Academia Award.
3) Awareness Enhancement
(1) Publish and distribute free of charge a quarterly “Foundation Newsletter Tamagawa” to provide environmental information to research grant recipients, residents in the Tama River basin, environmental protection organizations, schools, and government officials.
(2) Publish and distribute free of charge every year a supplementary environmental learning reading material, known as Tamagawa Junior Guide: Let’s Go to Tama River for mainly primary schools in the Tama River basin.