Open Research Area for the Social Sciences（ORA)：Program Outline
The followings are the details of ORA program before FY 2018
(Application for the program has been closed).
In cooperation with ANR, DFG, ESRC and NWO, this program provides funding for international joint research carried between excellent researchers in Japanese universities and institutes and their European counterparts. The purpose of this program is to strengthen collaboration while achieving a high level of synergy in research conducted in the fields of social sciences.
Eligibility of Japanese Applicants
Applicants must hold a full-time or equivalent position as a researcher at a university or research institution in Japan. (Eligible institutions are listed at:
(Posted only in Japanese)
Targeted Research Fields
Funding from JSPS to PIs on Japanese Side
Up to JPY 10,000,000 /year; Up to JPY 30,000,000 /3 years