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Invitation for Research Proposals

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in collaboration with Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS).

Please note that the following information on applying for SATREPS is targeted for researchers who belong to Japanese research institutions/universities in Japan. Researchers in other countries should consult their national government agency responsible for ODA technical cooperation, the Embassy of Japan, or JICA offices in their resident countries.

FY2017 SATREPS - Invitation for Research Proposals -

Based on the needs of developing countries, JST and JICA cooperate to promote international joint research targeting global issues*1 with an objective of future utilization of research outcomes*2. Implemented through collaboration with Official Development Assistance (ODA), the aim of the program is to acquire new knowledge and technology that lead to the resolution of global issues and the advance of science and technology, and through this process, to create innovations. International joint research under this program also aims to enhance the research and development capabilities of developing countries, and helps create sustainable research systems able to address and resolve issues.

*1 Global issues: Issues that are difficult to resolve by a single country or region acting on its own and that need to be handled by the international community as a whole.
*2 Utilization of research outcomes: The research projects should lead to future social and economic benefits, achieved by using newly obtained technology and knowledge to enhance government services or to develop products that can be deployed in the market.

Proposals for FY2017 are invited in the following research fields; Environment/Energy (2 research areas), Bioresources (1 research area), Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (1 research area).

Up to FY2015, the SATREPS Invitation for Research Proposals included the Infectious Diseases Control field. From FY2016, projects in this field are handled by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). Please visit AMED website new window for details regarding the invitation for research proposals in the Infectious Diseases Control field.

Important Notes

This invitation for research proposals is for proposals that will be implemented under the government's FY2017 budget, but submitted and selected before the budget is finalized. Moreover, the SATREPS program is linked with the official development assistance (ODA) program, and requires time for coordination with institutions in the counterpart country. For these reasons, in order to start the research projects as soon as possible, the process needs to start before the budget is approved. In consequence, when the budget is finally approved, details and amounts may change, which could potentially affect the fields of research, contract research expenses, and number of projects selected. Additional documentation may also be requested following budget approval.

About Application

  1. Application Period for Research Proposals

    From September 13th, 2016 (Tues) to October 31st, 2016 (Mon) at 12:00 noon (Japan Time).

  2. How to apply

    FY2017 Research Proposals must be submitted via e-Rad, the Cross-ministerial R&D Management System. To use e-Rad, researchers who are affiliated with a research institution need to check that their institution has been registered on e-Rad, and that the researcher's information has also been registered on e-Rad by the institution's administrative contact. Researchers who are not affiliated with a research institution need to register their researcher information on e-Rad in advance.
    Using the Electronic system (e-Rad)

  3. Submission of request for ODA technical cooperation

    The SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) program is linked with ODA projects. In addition to submitting a research proposal to JST, it is necessary to liaise sufficiently with the researchers in the other country on the details of the joint research, and is also necessary that the counterpart research institute submits an official request for ODA technical cooperation to MOFA via the ministry or agency in the recipient country responsible for ODA and the local Japanese embassy. The deadline for submitting the official request for ODA technical cooperation is also 12:00 noon (Japan time) on Monday October 31, 2016.
    The internal deadline used by the counterpart ministry or agency is normally set earlier than the submission deadline, so please take that into account when liaising with the counterpart research institute. If the counterpart government does not request a technical cooperation project, a research proposal submitted in Japan will be considered incomplete and not be selected.

  4. Research Fields and Areas
    Research Fields *1 Research Areas Cooperation request from developing country Research Period JST/JICA Funding
    Environment/Energy Research contributing to the resolution of global-scale environmental issues Compulsory 3 to 5 years
    (after provisional period*2)
    Approx. 100 million yen per project per year(including indirect expenses)
    Funding split:
    JST (Contract research expenses):
    Approx. 36 million yen per year (Max. 180 million yen over 5 years)
    JICA (ODA project expenses under the
    technical cooperation framework):
    Approx. 60 million yen per year (Max. 300 million yen
    over 5 years)
    Environment/Energy Research contributing to advanced energy systems for low carbon society
    Bioresources Research contributing to sustainable utilization of bioresources
    Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Research on disaster prevention and mitigation measures attuned to the needs of developing countries

    *1 Up to FY2015, the SATREPS Invitation for Research Proposals included the Infectious Diseases Control field. From FY2016, projects in this field are handled by AMED, the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. See the AMED website for details regarding the invitation for research proposals in the Infectious Diseases Control field.
    *2 The provisional period is the research preparation period before the international collaboration research starts officially with R/D and CRA.

Download the Application Guidelines

This Application Guideline is prepared for researchers who belong to Japanese research institutions/universities in Japan. Researchers in other countries should consult their national government agency responsible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) technical cooperation, the Embassy of Japan, or JICA offices in their resident countries.

Application Guidelines and Templates Download
Application Guideline (PDF)
Provisional Translation
Application Guideline (PDF) PDF
Form 1 - 10 (in Word format) Form 1 - 10 (in Word format) (Word) Word
Target Outcomes Sheet Target Outcomes Sheet (PPT) PPT

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