Japan-UK Semiconductor joint call for R&D proposals

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI), are jointly accepting proposals for Japan-UK collaborative research projects in the field of "Semiconductor", an advanced technology for carbon neutral for both countries.
This joint call aims to support internationally competitive collaborative research projects in Semiconductor, to create sustainable international networks among leading researchers in the field.
Proposals submitted to JST and EPSRC will be jointly evaluated, and adopted projects will be jointly supported: Japan based research teams will be supported by JST; UK based research teams will be supported by EPSRC.

Outline of the Call Proposals

Application period Friday, May 24th , 2024 ~ Thursday, July 18th Noon(Japan Standard Time)

Document Screening Period Late July to mid-September
Notification and announcement of selected proposals Late October
Starts of R&D projects Early November

Please note that the schedule (except the application deadline) is subject to change.

Important matter

  • The proposal submission needs to be submitted through e-Rad system. If applicants do not submit required documents to both JST and EPSRC by respective deadline, the proposal shall not be accepted.
  • The PI/PL in Japan and UK should ensure that there are no differences in the content of the proposals submitted in the designated application form to Japan and UK.
  • The Japan based PI must have completed the designated online research ethics course prior to application. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for details on enrollment in the research ethic education program. Failure to complete the program will result in the proposal being rejected as incomplete.
    For more information, please refer to "応募時の研究倫理教育プログラムの受講について"
  • It is possible for those who already proposed ordinary ALCA-Next to propose the Japan-UK joint call. However, if both proposals are accepted, either proposal will be selected.


Document Form
Call Text PDF(357KB) -
Application Form
Word(93.7KB) -
Application Guidelines「募集要項別紙」(In Japanese) PDF(1.45MB) PDF(1.57MB)
e-Rad Manual (In Japanese) - PDF(2.26MB)

Prior Notice

The Japan based PI send JST a prior notice about any proposal being submitted by Tuesday, June 18th 2024, according to the template below:

  • To : alca-next (at) (replace (at) with @)
  • Subject(in Japanese) : 「事前連絡_日英半導体_(機関名)_(氏名)」
  • Body Text
  1. Research Project Title(Tentative)
  2. Focus Area of Research Project Selected from Call Scope
  3. Japan-based Principal Investigator/ Institution and Department Name
  4. UK-based Project Lead/ Institution and Department Name


Please contact via email.
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Department of R&D for Future Creation
E-mail: alca-next[at] (replace (at) with @)