About Us

The Leading-edge Research Infrastructure Program is implemented under the Strategic Fund for Strengthening Leading-edge Research and Development, appropriated within the Japanese government’s FY2010 budget. With emphasis on “green innovation” and “life innovation,” the program supports the establishment and operation of state-of-the-art infrastructure needed to advance a wide spectrum of research from basic research to application-oriented R&D. Ultimately, the program aims to strengthen Japan’s capacity to conduct and advance leading-edge research and development.

In accordance with the basic operating policy for the Strategic Fund for Strengthening Leading-edge Research and Development (set by the Council for Science and Technology Policy on 27 April 2010), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) selects the projects to be funded under this program. JSPS disburses grants to the selected projects.

What's New

  • 03/09/2011  English webpage set up