University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Kojimachi Business Building 7F, 5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

Basic Research Promotion Division, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8959, JAPAN

World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative

Call for Proposals
FY2010 Application closed

Eligible applicants : Universities , Inter-university research institutes, Independent administrative institutions (IAIs), Public interest corporations (PICs)
Number of awards : One
Implementation period : 10 years, with possible 5-year extension for projects with outstanding results
(An interim evaluation will be carried out five years after the project starts.)
Expenditures : Between 0.5 billion yen and 1.4 billion yen annually per Center
Schedule : Submit of pre-application registration form: 10am 23 March - 5pm 26 March, 2010
Submit of application materials: 26 - 27 April (10am - 12am and 1pm - 5pm), 2010

The following documents may be downloaded.

Application Guidelines PDF File Download
Review Guidelines PDF File Download
Panel Review (Hearing) Guidelines PDF File Download
Pre-application Registration Form Excel File Download
Application Forms 1.Summary of Proposal Word File Download
2.Research Center Project Word File Download
3.Appropriations Plan Word File Download
4.Host Institution's Commitment Word File Download
Appendix 1. List of Principal Investigators Excel File Download
Appendix 2. Biographical Sketch of Principal Investigators/Prospective Center Director Word File Download