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

International Joint Research Program Joint Research Projects with SNSF (JRPs)

Joint Research Projects with SNSF (JRPs)-Outline

For details for Swiss researchers who apply to SNSF, please visit SNSF website.

Program Outline

In cooperation with the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), this program provides funding for international joint research carried between excellent researchers in Japanese universities and institutes and their Swiss counterparts. In carrying out the joint projects, a synergistic effect is sought by such means as sharing resources and research facilities. This program also aims to enhance and expand training opportunities for young researchers.

Eligibility of Japanese Applicants

Applicants must hold a full‐time or equivalent position as a researcher at a university or research institute in Japan. However, there are cases when a researcher not employed in a full time position may be eligible. Such persons must be eligible to apply for a Grants‐in‐Aid for Scientific Research ‐ KAKENHI and his/her affiliated institution must judge them able to implement the project and to provide an appropriate research environment (e.g., laboratory, equipment, personnel) for it.

Targeted Research Fields(FY 2016)

Humanities, Social Sciences, Biology and Medicine

We will launch the second call for JRPs in the fields of Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences in 2017.

Project Period

3 years

Funding from JSPS to PIs on Japanese Side

Research Expenses;
Up to JPY 10,000,000 per fiscal year per project (Up to JPY 30,000,000 for three years)

Number of Projects Slated to Start in FY2016

2-4 projects