Invitation for Research Proposals

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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.)

Important Notes

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 Official Development Assistance (ODA) technical cooperation, the Embassy of Japan, or JICA offices in their resident countries. the number of proposals to be selected and the research budget are tentative, and may change due to budgetary considerations.

FY2013 SATREPS - Invitation for Application of Research Proposals -

Application for FY2013 Research Proposal has been closed. the interviews are held on the following dates.

Schedule of Interviews

Research FieldInterview Date
Enviroment March 14th(thu)
"Interdisciplinary Field" March 19th(Tue)
Low Carbon Society March 22nd(Fri)
Disaster Prevention and Mitigation March 27th(Wed)
Bioresources Utilization April 8th(Mon)
Infectious Diseases Control April 12th(Fri)


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 leading to resolving global issues and advancing science and technology. 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. Proposals for FY2013 are invited in the following research areas; Environment/Energy, Bioresources, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and Infectious Diseases Control. JST accepts the research proposal that covers the multiple Research Fields/areas as the 'Interdisciplinary Field'.

*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.

About Application

  1. Application Period for Research Proposals

    September 26th, 2012 (Wed) to November 13th, 2012 (Tues) at 12:00 hour (noon) in Japan.
    the deadline for submitting the request of the ODA technical cooperation to the Government of Japan isNovember 13th, 2012. Please be aware that the deadline for requests for ODA technical cooperation to the Japanese government may vary from country to country.

  2. How to apply

    Forms for research proposals for FY2013 shall be downloaded from the Electronic System for Research and Development (e-Rad), filled in, and then submitted using e-Rad. Refer to the guidelines for the target outcomes sheet of Form 2 and to the e-Rad manual (additional information for the use of researchers submitting SATREPS proposals).
    Using the Electronic system (e-Rad)

  3. Guidance for Application and Selection
    Research Fields ※1 Request from -Cooperation request from developing country Number of proposals to be selected ※2 Research Period Research Budget from JST
    Environment/Energy
    “Research contributing to the resolution of global-scale environmental issues”
    Compulsory About 15 in total 3 to 5 years Approx. 36M yen/year (including indirect costs) (Approx. 180M yen in total for 5-year project)
    Environment/Energy
    “Research contributing to energy systems for low carbon society”
    Bioresources
    “Research contributing to sustainable utilization of bioresources”
    Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
    “Research on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation amd mitigation measures attuned to the needs of developing countries”
    Infectious Diseases Control
    “Research on measures to address infectious diseases control attuned to the needs of developing countries”

    ※1 For interdisciplinary research that extends over more than one area, it is possible to submit a proposal for an interdisciplinary project by selecting multiple fields or areas when filling out the research proposal (Form 1).
    ※2 the number to be selected is based on the current budget request and may be deducted due to the financial condition hereafter.

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.

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Provisional Translation
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