Joint Research Programs: 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 2021):
JRP with NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China, China)
JRPs with SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland)
JRP-LEAD with UKRI (UK Research and Innovation, UK)
JRPs-LEAD with DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany)
Eligibility of Japanese Applicants
Applicants (Principle Investigators) must be researchers affiliated with a university or research institution in Japan that are specified in Article 2 of the Procedures on the Handling of Grands-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)*, issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and they must be eligible to apply for a KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid. 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.
* Institutions specified as eligible in Article 2 of the procedures on handling of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research:
- 1) Universities and interuniversity research institutions
- 2) MEXT-affiliated institutions engaged in research
- 3) Colleges of technology
- 4) Institutions designated by the Minister of MEXT
Call for Proposals
|JRP with NSFC||JRP-LEAD with UKRI||JRP-LEAD with DFG||JRPs with SNSF|
|Targeted Research Fields||Sustainable Remediation
※Research fields will be chosen for each call through consultation between JSPS and NSFC.
|Social sciences, Arts and Humanities
This call for proposals seeks to explore the role of social science, arts and humanities research in pandemic preparedness and post-pandemic recovery, including how we can build sustainable societal systems, communities and cultures that can respond to future outbreaks.
※Research fields will be chosen for each call through consultation between JSPS and UKRI.
|Materials Science and Engineering for Energy Storage, Conversion, and Transport
※Research fields will be chosen for each call through consultation between JSPS and DFG.
|Designing Future Societies (All disciplines)
※This relates to the United Nation's SDGs and the world exhibition 2025 in Osaka. Proposals from all disciplines are eligible. Applications must match the topic.
|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 8 projects||Up to 10 projects|
|URL of the Counterpart Agency||NSFC website||UKRI website||DFG website||SNSF website|