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International Policy Planning Division, International Program Department
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
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JSPS International Joint Research Program
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International Joint Research Program

Multilateral

G8 Research Councils Initiative for Multilateral Research Funding: How to apply


Application Procedure and Flow: For the 3rd Call

This Initiative will select multinational research teams on the basis of a two-stage competition. Applicants will be invited to submit Pre-proposals, and those that are successful will be invited to submit Full Proposals.

Pre-proposals
The Leading Principal Investigators (Leading PIs) of consortia compile and submit Pre-proposals to Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of the United Kingdom, which serves as the “Theme Program Office.” Japanese PIs should discuss the structure of the consortium with the PIs of other countries and coordinate in preparing the Pre-proposals with the Leading PI, who will finalize and submit it to the Theme Program Office (NERC).

Click here for more details regarding Pre-proposals (Belmont Forum’s open-call site).

Full Proposals
The Theme Program Office (NERC) will contact those consortia whose Pre-proposals are successful and invite them to submit full proposals.

The Leading PI should compile the consortium’s Full Proposal and submit to the Theme Program Office (NERC) using the prescribed format. Japanese project leaders must, irrespective of whether or not they are the Leading PI, submit to JSPS using the electronic proposal system a separate filled-out form prescribed by JSPS. If these documents are not submitted to the Theme Program Office (NERC) and JSPS, the consortium may be dropped from the screening process.

JSPS will contact the Japanese researchers as to details regarding the full proposal and its submission process.

The Theme Program Office (NERC) will notify the Leading PIs of the selection results


Schedule

20 July 2012 Closing Date for Submission of Pre-proposals
Mid-September Notification of Pre-proposals screening results
20 September Notification for Submission of Full Proposals
20 December Closing Date for Submission of Full Proposals
Around April-May 2013 Notification of selection results
Around July-August Start joint research projects

 


 

Application Guidelines and Form

Download

Call for Proposals 
(PDF format, 180 Kb)

PDF download
Instructions for Pre-proposals
(PDF format, 129 Kb)
PDF download
Pre-proposal Form
(PDF format, 155 Kb)
PDF download

Click here to apply. (Please apply using Belmont Forum’s open-call site.)


Screening Process

Selections will be made through a screening process on the basis of a two-stage competition. At the Pre-proposal phase, Pre-proposals will be evaluated by a document reviewing and a joint review of a screening panel made up of specialists in the subject area. At the Full Proposal phase, Full Proposals will be evaluated by a document reviewing and a joint review of the panel based on the document reviewing of external reviewers who are composed of experts from related disciplines, and subsequently successful/unsuccessful consortia will be decided in consultation with the Funding Agencies of the participating G8 countries and Belmont Forum. Applicants will be invited to submit Pre-proposals, and those that are successful will be invited to submit Full Proposals.



Application Procedure and Flow: For the 2nd Call

This Initiative will select multinational research teams on the basis of a two-stage competition. Applicants will be invited to submit Pre-proposals, and those that are successful will be invited to submit Full Proposals.

Pre-proposals
The Leading Principal Investigators (Leading PIs) of consortia compile and submit Pre-proposals to JSPS, which serves as the “Call Secretariat.” Japanese PIs should discuss the structure of the consortium with the PIs of other countries and coordinate in preparing the Pre-proposals with the Leading PI, who will finalize and submit it to the Call Secretariat.

Click here for more details regarding Pre-proposals (JSPS’s open-call site).

Full Proposals
The Call Secretariat will contact those consortia whose Pre-proposals are successful and invite them to submit full proposals.

The Leading PI should compile the consortium’s Full Proposal and submit to the Call Secretariat using the prescribed format. Japanese project leaders must, irrespective of whether or not they are the Leading PI, submit to JSPS using the electronic proposal system a separate filled-out form prescribed by JSPS. If these documents are not submitted to the Call Secretariat and JSPS, the consortium may be dropped from the screening process.

JSPS will contact the Japanese researchers as to details regarding the full proposal and its submission process.

The Call Secretariat will notify the Leading PIs of the selection results


Schedule

30 September 2011 Deadline for Pre-proposals
Mid-November Notification of Pre-proposals screening results
21 November Issue call for Full Proposals
27 January 2012 Deadline for Full Proposals
Around May-June Notification of selection results
Around July-August Start joint research projects

 


 

Application Guidelines and Form

Download

Call for Proposals 
(PDF format, 98 Kb)

PDF download
Instructions for Pre-proposals
(PDF format, 50 Kb)
PDF download
Pre-proposal Form
(MS WORD format, 415 Kb)
PDF download
FAQ
(PDF format, 47 Kb)
PDF download

Click here to apply. (Please apply using JSPS’s open-call site.)

(For Your Information)

Call for proposals for the 1st Call (PDF format, 132 Kb) PDF download

Screening Process

Selections will be made through a screening process on the basis of a two-stage competition. At the Pre-proposal phase, Pre-proposals will be evaluated by a document reviewing and a joint review of a screening panel made up of specialists in the subject area. At the Full Proposal phase, Full Proposals will be evaluated by a document reviewing and a joint review of the panel based on the document reviewing of external reviewers who are composed of experts from related disciplines, and subsequently successful/unsuccessful consortia will be decided in consultation with the Funding Agencies of the participating G8 countries. Applicants will be invited to submit Pre-proposals, and those that are successful will be invited to submit Full Proposals.