Foundations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions including universities, and organizations engaging in nonprofit activities are eligible to submit ideas. Ideas are welcome regardless of nationality.
Idea submissions including the following activities are ineligible:
Purchase of real estate or other capital assets
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.)
Activities for the purpose of profit
Q4. Is it possible for a single organization to simultaneously submit several ideas?
Yes. However, SPF has a policy of trying to support and collaborate with as many organizations as possible. Hence, it can be difficult to support several ideas submitted by one organization.
Q5. Can several organizations work together to submit one idea?
This is not possible. While it is possible for several organizations to collaborate on a single project, idea submissions can only be made after first designating one specific organization or representative.
Q6. Can ideas be submitted in languages other than English or Japanese?
No, that is not possible. Ideas must be written in either Japanese or English.
Q7. What points should I be careful about when preparing an idea?
When outlining your idea, make sure to include a concise summary of the main points (purpose and content of the activity, expected results, etc.) while also touching on the special features/highlights of your potential project. Since SPF receives a large number of idea submissions, it is also useful to lay out your comparative advantage to set it apart from existing projects.
Q8. Can ideas be sent as an email attachment?
Ideas can only be sent via the Idea Submission Form. We do not accept submissions by regular mail (post), fax, or email.
Q9. What is the deadline?
Idea submissions can be sent throughout the year. However, it is possible that the thematic areas eligible for idea submissions may change.
Q10. When will we know the results of our idea submission?
Due to the high volume of inquiries, we are unable to respond to each individual submission. If we are interested in learning more about your idea, we will contact you within 30 days.
Q11. Who should I contact if I have additional questions about idea submissions?
After checking the FAQ, if you still have any questions, please contact us using the form below. We are unable to answer inquiries regarding the status of idea submissions.
Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Planning and Coordination Department, Planning and Coordination Division
*Please select the "Idea Submission" menu option on the Contact Us page.