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JSPS Bilateral Joint Research Projects/Seminars


JSPS carries out "JSPS Bilateral Programmes" between Japan and counterpart countries based on agreements concluded with academies, research councils and other science‐promotion organizations in those countries. This programme is described below as Type A: Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’s Counterpart Institutions.

The aim of this programme is to form sustained networks evolved from individual scientist exchanges including young scientists. JSPS provides financial support to Japanese scientists implementing such bilateral joint research projects and seminars between research teams from Japan and counterpart countries.

From FY2013 in addition to joint projects and seminars with counterpart organizations, JSPS launched a new scheme for proposals named “Open Partnership for Joint Projects and Seminars” that provides Japanese researchers an opportunity to conduct research or hold a seminar with researchers around the world who reside in a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. (JSPS also treats researchers who reside in Taiwan and Palestine in this manner.) The source of matching funds from the counterpart side does not have to be from a funding body which holds an agreement with JSPS. This programme is described below as Type B: Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars.






Type B: Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars


Call for FY2021
Duration of Project

Joint Projects - Up to 2 years

*Start date must be during the period of 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Joint Seminars - Up to 1 week

* Seminars must be held during the period of 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

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 Deadline

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

*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)
Previouse
Awardees
List of Awarded Japan-UK Bilateral Seminars

 * 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).






JRPs-LEAD with UKRI (JSPS - UKRI joint call)


UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)  provide funding for high-quality collaborative research projects between UK and Japanese researchers which contribute to advancing impacts for the benefit of both countries. UKRI and JSPS are keen to support collaboration between leading researchers and teams in areas of mutual strength through sharing resources including research facilities.

 

Call for FY2021

Number of projects to be selected Up to 10
Start Date and Duration of Project

3 years (Starting date must be set on or before 1 December, 2021.)

Research fields covered

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.

This initiative will provide funding for high-quality collaborative research projects between UK and Japanese researchers which contribute to advancing impacts for the benefit of both countries. UKRI and JSPS are keen to support collaboration between researchers and teams in areas of mutual strength and shared interest.

Whilst this call is open across the entire breadth of the social sciences, arts and humanities, we are particularly interested in proposals that:

  • Acknowledge the current global context in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and aim to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. For example, this might include proposals that aim to contribute towards improving policy, communication and service design post COVID, speeding up recovery and reducing costs and long-term scarring, or influencing the direction of recovery towards a more equitable, inclusive, sustainable and resilient societies, communities and cultures.

Proposals should also:

  • Consider how to make the best use of available expertise in the UK and Japan, together with the added value of new existing collaborations.
  • Demonstrate evidence of the strength and complementarity of their collaboration and how the partnership will be managed.
 Application Period

Wednesday, 5 p.m., 14 July, 2021 (JST)

*Please note that the applicant’s affiliated institution may set an earlier deadline.

*Under no circumstances will JSPS accept applications submitted after the deadline.

*Once an application is submitted, you may not be able to revise and resubmit it.

 Application Procedure

The PIs on both the Japanese and UK sides must submit a single joint application to JSPS. UK applicants do not have to submit to UKRI. For details, please refer to

https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bottom/02_e_apply.html (English)

https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-bottom/02_i_sinsei.html (Japanese)

Total Amount of 
Project Funding

Project funding by JSPS:

Up to JPY 10,000,000 per fiscal year per project (Up to JPY 30,000,000 for entire project period)

Project funding by UKRI:

UK applicants can request between GBP 350,000 to GBP 425,000 from UKRI for the UK component of the project. UK applicants are required to provide a detailed breakdown of the UK budget in the UK costing template (which is part of the main application form).

Coverage of 
Project Funding

Research Expenses: Cost of goods, domestic travel expenses, international travel expenses, salary, others

*JSPS covers these costs for the Japanese teams. (UKRI covers the costs for the UK teams.)

JSPS Application Guidelines https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bottom/data/FY2021_JRP-LEADwithUKRI_CallForProposals_e.pdf (English) 
https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-bottom/data/FY2021_JRP-LEADwithUKRI_CallForProposals_j.pdf (Japanese)
 

List of Awarded Projects






Type A: Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’s Counterpart Institutions


Call for FY2021

Type A: Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS’s Counterpart Institutions

- Based on an agreement with The Royal Society, JSPS will cover the costs of the Japanese team, and The Royal Society will cover the costs of the British team.   

- It is intended that JSPS and the Royal Society will fund the same joint research projects. 

- The counterpart British team leader is to submit an application to the Royal Society. Applications submitted by one side only will not be accepted. Japanese and British team leaders should therefore be sure that their counterpart submits a matching application.

*Please note under this scheme, only Joint Research Projects are avialable, not Seminars.

Number of projects to be selected 5
Start Date and Duration of Project

1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 for the Japanese side and no later than 10 March 2021 for the UK side. Project duration is fixed at 2 years.

Subject Area Natural Sciences
Application Period

JSPS: 17:00 JST, Wednesday 2nd September, 2020.

Applications should be sent centrally by the team leader’s research institution in Japan to JSPS Tokyo. JSPS Tokyo does not accept applications from individual researchers and please note that the applicant's affiliated institution may set an earlier, internal deadline to collect and check the format of these applications before forwarding to JSPS Tokyo. Under no circumstances will JSPS Tokyo accept a late application.

Royal Society: 15:00 BST, Thursday 24th September, 2020 

Total Amount of 
Project Funding

JSPS: Up to 2,000,000 JPY per fiscal year (Up to 4,000,000 JPY in total)

Royal Society: Up to 12,000 GBP in total

Coverage of 
Project Funding

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

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

JSPS Application Guidelines

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

JSPS Application Procedure

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)

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bilat/call.html (English)

The Royal Society Application Guidelines and Form 

https://royalsociety.org/-/media/grants/schemes/International-Exchanges-Cost-Share-Programme-Scheme-Notes.pdf

The Royal Society’s contact information:

6‐9 Carton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7451 2557
E-mail: international.exchanges@royalsociety.org

Previous
Awardees
 List of Awarded Japan-UK Bilateral Projects

* Eligibility (Japan based 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).