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International Research Cooperation Division Ⅱ, International Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Kojimachi Business Center Building, 5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

JSPS International Joint Research Program
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International Joint Research Program Joint Research Projects with SNSF (JRPs)

Joint Research Programs: Program Outline


Program Outline

In cooperation with JSPS counterpart agencies, these programs provide funding for international joint research carried out between excellent researchers in Japanese universities and institutes and their overseas counterparts. In carrying out joint projects, a synergistic effect is sought by such means as sharing resources and research facilities. This program also aims to enhance and expand training opportunities for young researchers.

The following programs have been conducted for the current fiscal year (FY 2019):
JRP with NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China, China)
JRPs with SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland)
JRPs-LEAD with UKRI (UK Research and Innovation, UK)
JRPs-LEAD with DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany)


Eligibility of Japanese Applicants

Applicants must be researchers affiliated with a university or research institute in Japan, and they must be eligible to apply for a Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI). As the Principal Investigator (PI) is overall responsible for and plays a vital role in carrying out the project plan, care should be taken not to appoint a person to the position who might loss his/her PI eligibility or otherwise be unable to perform the PI’s duties during the full period of the project’s implementation.


Call for Proposals

JRP with NSFC JRPs-LEAD with UKRI JRPs-LEAD with DFG JRPs with SNSF
FY FY2019 FY2018 FY2018 FY2019
Targeted Research Fields Sustainable Remediation



※Research fields will be chosen for each call through consultation between JSPS and NSFC.
Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences



※Research fields will be chosen for each call through consultation between JSPS and UKRI.
Geoscience




※Research fields will be chosen for each call through consultation between JSPS and DFG.
Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences


※Research fields will be chosen for each call through consultation between JSPS and SNSF.
Application Deadline
(Japanese side)
Closed Closed Closed Closed
Project Period 5 years from starting date 3 years from starting date 3 years from starting date 3 years from starting date
Funding from JSPS to PIs on Japanese Side (Research Expenses) Up to JPY 10,000,000 per fiscal year per project (Up to JPY 50,000,000 for five years) Up to JPY 10,000,000 per fiscal year per project (Up to JPY 30,000,000 for three years) Up to JPY 10,000,000 per fiscal year per project (Up to JPY 30,000,000 for three years) Up to JPY 10,000,000 per fiscal year per project (Up to JPY 30,000,000 for three years)
Number of Planned Awards Up to 4 projects Up to 10 projects Up to 10 projects 8-10 projects
URL of the Counterpart Agency NSFC website UKRI website DFG website SNSF website
*For details, please refer to application guidelines in “How to apply” or on counterpart agencies’ websites.