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Bilateral Research Funding

Type B: Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars


Call for FY2019
Duration of Project

Joint Projects - Up to 2 years

*Start date must be during the period of 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Joint Seminars - Up to 1 week

* Seminars must be held during the period of 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Subject Area Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences
Application Method

Japanese universities / research institutions must complete the e-application process on the JSPS website. For details, please refer to

http://www-shinsei.jsps.go.jp/topkokusai/top_kokusai.html

http://www.jsps.go.jp/j-bilat/semina/shinsei_bosyu.html (Japanese)

Application Period

Wednesday 22nd August to Wednesday 5th September, 2018

*Please note that applications from the Japanese institution must be sent centrally. JSPS Tokyo does not accept an application from an individual researcher. A Japanese institution may set an earlier, internal deadline to collect and check the format of the application before submitting to JSPS Tokyo. Under no circumstances will JSPS Tokyo accept a late application. 

Total amount of 
project funding

Joint Projects - Up to JPY 2,000,000 per fiscal year    (Up to JPY 4,000,000 in total)

Joint Seminars - Up to JPY 2,000,000

Coverage of 
Project Funding

JSPS will cover the expenses of the Japanese team; mainly travel and accommodation costs.

Joint Projects

1) International and domestic travel expenses 
2) Other expenses (Consumables, honoraria, material printing, communication, meeting expenses in Japan, etc.)

Joint Seminars held in Japan

1) Domestic travel expenses 
2) Meeting expenses

Joint Seminars held in counterpart country

1) International and domestic travel expenses 
2) Meeting expenses

 JSPS 
Tokyo Website
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bilat/index.html (English) 
http://www.jsps.go.jp/j-bilat/semina/jrss.html (Japanese)

 * Eligibility (Japanese Applicants)

Applicants must hold a full-time or equivalent position as a researcher at a university or research institute in Japan that is eligible to receive Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI).