Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Peer Review Process

I. Outline

  • Committee on Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

    Application screening for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research by JSPS is implemented by the JSPS Committee on Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research. The committee consists of approximately 6,000 reviewers who have been selected from each academic field.

  • Two-tier Screening

    The screening process comprises an initial document review of the written applications from a specialized viewpoint, conducted by between four and six reviewers working individually per application, and a second panel review conducted by small field-specific committees comprising about 20 members.
    They adjust the evaluation of the first review if deemed appropriate and make selections.

  • Disclosure of Screening Results

    Notification of the selections results is made to the applicants via their affiliated research institutions. In addition, information on the selected projects is available from the database of "Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research" at the Global Environment for Networked Intellectual Information (GeNii).
    To unsuccessful applicants under the Scientific Research , Challenging Exploratory Research, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists ,and other categories who requested their first review results when applying , the results are provided by electronic system.