International Policy Planning Division, International Program Department
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Kojimachi Business Center Building, 5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

JSPS International Joint Research Program

SPS-NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

PIRE Program(NSF)

The FY2012 and FY2015 call for proposals have already finished.
The following is the information regarding the FY 2012 call, for your reference.

JSPS-NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE): Program Outline

Program Outline

In cooperation with NSF, this program provides funding for international joint research carried between excellent researchers in Japanese universities and institutes and their US counterparts. The program implements joint research projects on issues difficult to solve by one country alone. In carrying out the joint projects, a synergistic effect is sought by such means as sharing resources and research facilities.

Eligibility of Japanese Applicants

Applicants must hold a full-time or equivalent position as a researcher at a university or research institution in Japan. (Eligible institutions are listed at:
(Posted only in Japanese)

Targeted Research Fields

Supported are projects related to sustainability in all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences . In the FY2012 recruitment, special consideration will be given to topics related to the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck in March 2011.

Project Period

5 years

Funding from JSPS to PIs on Japanese Side

Up to JPY 5,000,000 /year
*As for the conditions on NSF side, please refer to NSF’s application guidelines:

For further details, Click here (NSF)

Number of Projects Slated to Start in FY2011

4-5 projects