2024 Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRA) Tropical Forests: Global Implications and Pressing Actions

  • (June, 2024)

    The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), in the interest of promoting international research interaction and exchange among researchers in Japan and also as part of its involvement in the Belmont Forum, is accepting proposals for collaborative research networking projects in the call Tropical Forests: Global Implications and Pressing Actions.


    The Belmont Forum is an international group of funding agencies and scientific organizations that are involved in support of global environmental change research, that aims to further accelerate and develop work in that field by mobilizing researchers and funding through international cooperation, in order to tackle the various challenges related to sustainability issues. The activities of the Belmont Forum comprise strengthening engagement among global research communities and improving coordination of strategies, priorities and funding of global change research.
    The Belmont Forum conducts Collaborative Research Actions (CRAs - often including a call for proposals), in various fields. Recent joint calls for CRAs were launched in the research fields of Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (2022).

    For more information on the Belmont Forum, please visit their website:
    URL: https://www.belmontforum.org/

    As part of its CRA activities, the Belmont Forum is launching a joint call for research proposals under the theme of Tropical Forests: Global Implications and Pressing Actions, in which it will accept proposals for multilateral (involving contributions from three (3) or more countries) collaborative research projects. Through joint evaluation of proposals by experts from call participating countries, selected projects will be jointly funded by the participating agencies.

    Call Announcement Web Page
    For full call details including participating countries, please visit the call website, and the Japanese translation of the main call text below (for Japanese applicants):

    Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production
    (URL: https://www.belmontforum.org/cras)

    Call Text

    Available on the above BFGO site.

    Period of the Call for Proposals

    BFgo pre-proposal deadline: Tue, November 12, 2024
    e-Rad deadline: Wed, November 13, 2024 09:00 (JST)
    BFgo final proposal deadline: Fri, May 30, 2025
    *The e-Rad deadline is one day after the BFgo deadline due to time zone differences.
    **No new e-Rad application is required for the final proposal deadline.

    How to Apply

    Proposals should be jointly drafted by your team and jointly submitted electronically to the BFgo electronic submission system. All call documents, proposal forms and instructions can be downloaded from the following website:


    ※National Eligibility of Japan
    Researchers from Japan will have to register a copy of their application submitted to the BFGO system on the Cross Ministerial R&D Management System (e-Rad)

    Document / FormLinks
    Application Form (only for Japanese side) WORD
    Application Guideline (in Japanese) PDF
    e-Rad manual (in Japanese) PDF

    Details of Support

    A research project selected for funding in this call will receive support for a period of 3 years totaling no more than approximately 8,000,000 JPY/year (including indirect costs). Full details of support can be found in the Japanese guidance information above.


    Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
    Department of International Affairs
    Belmont Forum Coordination Group
    Tel.: +81-3-5214-7375; Fax.: +81-3-5214-7379
    Email: belmont(at)jst.go.jp
    *Please replace (at) with @.
    (Email is preferable if not urgent.)