Before you apply
Projects must promote international understanding, exchange, and cooperation, and must accord with program policy of SPF and program guidelines of SPF special funds.
1.1 Peace Building and Security Issues
1.2 Non-Traditional Security Issues
2. Addressing Positive and Negative Aspects of Globalization
2.1 Market and Disparities Issues
2.2 Issues Involving Demographic Changes and Population Movement
2.3 Interface Issues between Science and Technology and Society
3. Promotion of Mutual Understanding between Priority Regions and Japan
3.1 Exchange Program between Japan and the United States
The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund
1.1 Maritime Management in the Micronesian Region
1.2 Communication and Exchange for Maritime Safety
2. Cooperation with Development Towards Self-Supporting Island Nations
2.2 Health Care
2.3 Information Sharing
The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund
2. Commitment to Sustainable Development
3. Contribution to Regional Stability
The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund
2. Human and Cultural Exchange
3. Information and Communication
The Sasakawa Japan-China Friendship Fund
2. Information Sharing and Groundwork Activities for Mutual Understanding
3. Cooperation for Social and Economic Development
Projects involving the following activities are ineligible for grants:
- Purchase of real estate or other capital assets and construction of buildings
- Subsidization of an organization's operating expenses
- Purely theoretical research
- Disaster relief and other relief activities
- Events of a commercial nature
- Personal requests by individuals
- Applications for scholarships
- Creation of an endowment or other fund
- Purchase of equipment or other goods
- Cultural or artistic activities (exhibitions, dance performances, etc.)
Nonprofit organizations and Voluntary organizations are eligible to apply for grants. Businesses and individuals are ineligible. Applications are accepted regardless of nationality.
From 1 to 3 years. SPF awards grants annually. The SPF budget year begins April 1, and ends the following March 31. Regardless of the start date of a project, it should end in March, at which time expenditure and narrative reports of the results should be submitted.
Points to Note
- Submitted documents will not be returned.
- Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be altered.
- SPF cannot respond to inquiries about application results.
- Applications cannot be submitted online or by e-mail.
- Please do not deviate from the prescribed number of words or application format. Modified applications may not be accepted.
The personal information supplied by applicants will be used to screen and select projects, to produce statistics, and for administrative purposes such as contacting the person in question. Unless otherwise specified by law, SPF will not disclose personal information to third parties without the consent of the person(s) concerned.