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
FY2007 Application closed

Eligible applicants : Universities , Inter-university research institutes, Independent administrative institutions (IAIs), Public interest corporations (PICs)
Number of awards : Approximately 5
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 500 million yen and 2 billion yen annually per Center
Schedule : Submit of pre-application registration form: May 7-10, 2007
Submit of application materials: May 28-29, 2007

The following documents may be downloaded.

Message from Program Committee PDF File Download
Application Guidelines PDF File Download
Review 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