The Program aims at promoting cooperation in science and technology as well as developing Japan’s science and technology capacity for the future. The Program is administered based on an interministerial agreement between Japan and Singapore in the field of “Functional Applications of Physical Sciences”, as designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
The field can be summarised as “Development of Fundamental Technology for Biodevices Enabling Dynamic Analysis and Control of Cells” focusing on:
Japanese researchers at universities, research institutes or companies were invited to submit proposals for cooperative research projects in the research field described above.
Direct expenses of 15 million JPY from JST to the Japanese researchers per project are provided over three years. Overhead costs are provided additionally as 30% of direct expenses.
Funding provided within this call is intended to enhance the capacity of the applicants to collaborate. Funding will therefore be provided mainly in support of collaborative activities such as travel and holding symposia/seminars and may also support local research expenses such as in the provision of facilities, equipment and consumables that are necessary for the collaboration.
Based on the results of evaluation conducted by experts, JST and A*STAR including the Program Officer (JST side) and the Technical Lead (A*STAR side) jointly decided on the three successful projects to select for funding.