Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The Research Center for Science Systems was established within JSPS in July 2003 based on a recommendation, entitled “System Reform in Competitive Research Funding,” issued by the Council for Science and technology Policy, Cabinet Office, to attain the most effective usage of competitive research funds by putting in place within funding agencies a program officer system staffed by frontline researchers who perform a whole range of project functions from proposal selection, project assessment to post-project follow up.

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