Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Page for downloading grant application guidelines and application forms

  Application for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (FY2017) has been closed.
  The information on this page is for reference of future applicants.

FY2017 grant application guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from this page for the following grant categories: Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up.

Application Procedures for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research FY2017 (Research Activity Start-up)

Appliation Procedures PDF
Application documents: Forms and Guidelines PDF

Application Forms
First Step: Enter the application information (first half of the proposal) in JSPS Electronic Application System using your ID and password.
( The system will be available from end of March )
  JSPS Electronic Application System
Note: The first date that one can access the electronic application system is based on the date that the researcher obtains his/her e-Rad ID and password. For details, refer to the PDF file below.
The Accessible Date to the Electronic Application System(PDF)

The Electronic Application System is provided in English. Please select “Entry of Application Information” of the research category (Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up) from the “List of Research Categories - Applications Accepting”. When you click the button “Japanese ▶ English”, the screen will be changed to English version. For details, refer to the English operational manuals for the system and Procedures for Preparing and Filling out Application Information on the Website. Although they provide indications of the system and the instruction of operation, it may be difficult to understand how to operate the system. The grant administrators at your research institution will help you to operate it properly.

FY2017 Procedures for Preparing and Filling out Application Information on the Website (Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up) PDF

Second Step: Fill out the Project Description File (second half of the proposal).

Download the Project Description File by clicking on either PDF or MS-Word icon. It asks you to describe your proposed research project, including its implementing plan, method and objective.

Form number Research category Instruction Form
S-1-17 Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up PDF download PDFWord

Third Step: Upload the Project Description File to the electronic application system and submit the proposal to your research institution.

Word Windows files are formatted in MS-Word 97-2003.

Word PDF files are prepared in Adobe Acrobat, which can be opened with Acrobat Reader Ver.4 or above.

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