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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Takeda's Global CSR Program is only for non-profits, foundations, publicly registered organizations equivalent to a 501(c)(3) in the U.S., NGOs, public-private partnerships, and intergovernmental organizations.

A: For-profit entities are not eligible for funding as a designated recipient. However, they are allowed to be a sub-partner on projects.

A: Yes, multiple proposals may be submitted.

A: We do not provide information regarding funds. All solicitations are competitive.

A: Takeda employees cast online votes on all shortlisted proposals. 

A: Applicants are encouraged to propose projects across all geographies unless stated otherwise in the annual RFP.

A: Takeda allows consortium proposals.

A: Takeda's Global CSR programs are 5 to 10-year commitments.

A: No, Takeda CSR does not fund post-market studies of new drugs.    

A: Takeda does not have specific guidance on when nor how to best engage employees in projects. Takeda will, however, engage with successful applicants over the life cycle of the project on various issues, including as a thought partner.

A: Takeda CSR does not fund clinical research and development, but  would consider R&D for digital supply chain solutions, informatics, etc.

A: Projects are funded in accordance with Takeda CSR Strategic Thematic Areas, which are not linked to Takeda's commercial interests. 

A: Unfortunately, Takeda is unable to share this information as these numbers vary year to year.

A: Takeda does not provide support to individuals or single organizations that are not part of an eligible partnership.

A: All applicants are required to submit proposals via email. Details on how to submit an application can be found on the RFP document.

A: Yes, Takeda only accepts proposals in English, unless stated otherwise in the RFP.

A: Takeda will neither host a webinar nor call. Applicants are welcome to submit questions to : global_csr_program@takeda.com    

A: Takeda's cap on indirect rates is up to 15% of the total budget.

A: Takeda does not allow recovery of fees.

A: Submission of the technical approach and cost proposal should be in MS Word format and a detailed budget in Excel format. Takeda will  provide proposal templates via the Takeda website.

A: Takeda does not have per diem rate caps or specific guidance on travel and reimbursement. Applicants are encouraged to use their organizational travel policies when constructing their price proposal. Please note that third-party auditors will be contracted to support the monitoring of project expenditure.

A: Applicants are encouraged to provide a total estimated cost according to the proposed technical approach.

A: Takeda may consider these costs based on the relevance of the technical approach.

A: The Takeda Global CSR team will select all shortlisted applicants. Below are the proposed scoring criteria against which all applicants will be rated.


Technical Approach

Past Performance

Organizational Capacity

Management and Staffing


Monitoring and Evaluation


A: Takeda employees company-wide will cast final votes on all shortlisted applicants.  Shortlisted proposals will be translated into all the relevant languages used at Takeda. 

A: Yes. Please note that only shortlisted applicants are invited to submit. 

A: Proposals must be in Japanese Yen.  We do not accept buffer in the budget to account for any currency fluctuations.  

A: English.

A: Upon completion of the proposal evaluation process, Takeda will inform each applicant of the award decision.

A: Takeda will make an annual philanthropic contribution to the successful applicant.

A: Takeda's installment schedule includes a one-off annual payment to successful applicants beginning in December every year, until the end of the program period.

A: Funding disbursements are made annually, usually in December.

A: Takeda disburses funding according to the proposed budget plan of each program year.

A: To help increase awareness and understanding of the health challenges being tackled, Takeda's Employee Participation Program (EPP) enables employees to experience the transformational impact of the company's contributions first-hand.

A: Applicants must submit a detailed monitoring and evaluation plan that outlines total lives impacted, beneficiaries reached, projected outcomes and impact.

A: An annual progress report for the previous year must be submitted, and results and performance agreed upon by Takeda for the next tranche of funding to be released.

A: Takeda will contract a third party to conduct a financial audit of the program.

A: A third-party auditor will be contracted to audit financial spend of the contribution to ensure it meets the intended purpose of the award.

A: Budget for third party audits should not be included, as these costs will be covered directly by Takeda.