The Foundation's aim is to develop good relations between the United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each other's culture, society and achievements.
It seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation through financial support for activities in the following fields:
Whilst encouraging applications in each of the above fields, the Foundation particularly wishes to support activities/projects in science & technology; medicine & health; environment & social issues; Japanese studies; and in the Japanese language.
The Foundation's awards are intended to provide "pump-priming" and not core funding of projects, but even small grants have enabled a wide range of projects to reach fruition, such as:
Application Form: Available to download from the website below.
London Deadlines: for these meetings are as follows:
Contact: Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Lower Ground Floor, 24 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4TQ
Telephone: 020 7436 9042