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.

FY2014 SATREPS - Invitation for Application of Research Proposals -

Invitaion for Application of FY2014 Research Proposals has been closed.

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, and to apply the knowledge and technology acquired to create innovations, leading to the resolution of global issues and the advance of 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.

*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 FY2014 are invited in the following research areas; Environment/Energy, Bioresources, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and Infectious Diseases Control. From FY2014 onwards, “interdisciplinary” proposals (proposals where multiple fields are selected on the research proposal form) are no longer accepted. When submitting a research proposal for a project involving interdisciplinary research that merges or extends over multiple fields or areas, select the area that is the closest match.

About Application

  1. Application Period for Research Proposals

    September 10th, 2013 (Tues) to October 25th, 2013 (Fri) at 12:00 hour (noon) in Japan.
    The deadline for submitting the request of the ODA technical cooperation to the Government of Japan is October 25th, 2013. 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 FY2014 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 Research Period Research Budget from JST ※2
    Environment/Energy
    “Research contributing to the resolution of global-scale environmental issues”
    Compulsory 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 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 and 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 From FY2014 onwards, “interdisciplinary” proposals (proposals where multiple fields are selected on the research proposal form) are no longer accepted. When submitting a research proposal for a project involving interdisciplinary research that merges or extends over multiple fields or areas, select the area that is the closest match.
    ※2 The research budget from JST 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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