Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP) Information on EIG CONCERT-Japan 7th Joint Call

(May 18, 2020)

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is accepting proposals for collaborative research projects under the framework of EIG CONCERT-Japan with 10 funding partners participating from 10 European countries under the theme of ICT for Resilient, Safe and Secure Society.

EIG CONCERT-Japan website:

Call Theme

ICT for Resilient, Safe and Secure Society

Research Scope

This call for proposals invites Japan- and Europe-based researchers to explore novel, innovative and improved ways of addressing the diverse risks and threats that exist at the junction of cyberspace and physical space with the help of information and communications technology, and to contribute to the goal of building a resilient, safe and secure society. The call targets research which draws on new and evolving technologies, including AI and IoT, in order to explore solutions for various societal challenges such as natural and human-made disasters, urbanization and depopulation, population ageing, cyber attacks, energy and resource risks. Proposals are expected to be designed with the aim of producing research which can ultimately yield tangible benefits to society.

The collaborative activities in this call will fall in line with efforts towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Call Text

Call Text (PDF 1.5MB)

Participating Countries and Organizations

  • Japan: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Bulgaria: Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)
  • Czech Republic: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
  • France: National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Hungary: National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)
  • Lithuania: Agency for Science, Innovation & Technology (MITA)
  • Poland: National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)
  • Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
  • Spain: National State Agency (AEI)
  • Turkey: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Details of Support

Projects selected for funding in this call will each receive support for a period of three years and totaling no more than approximately 18,000,000 JPY of which 30% represents indirect costs. Awarded projects will be required to have a contract concluded between the awarded research institution and JST, in the following format:

It is expected that six projects will be funded in this EIG CONCERT-Japan Joint Call.

Full details of support can be found in the Japanese guidance information documents above and "Part 2: National and Regional Funding Regulations" in the Call Text.

Call for Proposals Period and Deadlines

  • Monday 18th May 2020 until Friday 17th July 2020, 19:00 (Japan Standard Time)
  • Monday 18th May 2020 until Friday 17th July 2020, 12:00 (Central European Summer Time)

Program Officer

Dr. TANAKA Yuzuru (Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University)


Researcher Eligibility

Any independent researcher currently affiliated with and actively conducting research at a domestic Japanese research institution, or who will fulfil this requirement by the commencement of the research project if not currently affiliated with a research institution in Japan), regardless of nationality, is eligible to apply.

Research Consortium Eligibility

In addition to the Japanese team, the project consortium must include members from a minimum of two different European countries listed as participating in the call.

Researchers from countries not participating may also be included in the research consortium, however they will not count towards the minimum country participation requirement stated above.

For further details please see "Part 2: National and Regional Funding Regulations" in the Call Text.

Application Procedure

1. PT-Outline Consortium Proposal Submission (for the entire consortium)
All call documents, application forms and guidance can be downloaded from the PT-Outline website, which also serves as the online submission portal:
Proposals should be jointly drafted by the consortium and jointly submitted electronically via the PT-Outline portal. Only the project consortium's Principle Project Leader is required to submit the proposal.
Information about the PT-Outline submission process:See "Guideline for Applicants" on the call announcement page of the EIG CONCERT-Japan website

2. e-Rad Project Application (for the Japanese team of the consortium only)
In addition to the PT-Outline submission, the Project Leader from the Japanese team will have to register their application information, legal compliance checklist and compliance agreement on the Cross Ministerial R&D Management System (e-Rad).

An e-Rad guide for applicants (in Japanese) is available on "Application Form" below.

For further application instructions and guidance, please refer to the following information (available only in Japanese).

Application Form (Japanese side)

Call Document PDF (1.5MB)
Application instructions and guidance PDF (2.1MB)
e-Rad guidance PDF (2.2MB)
Application Form ZIP (148KB)


Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Department of International Affairs
Mr. KAWASHIMA Yuta, Dr. KATAYAMA Junko, Mr. Oscar A. Rudenstam
E-mail: concert(at) (replace (at) by @ before sending)
Tel: 03-5214-7375 Fax: 03-5214-7379
(Contact by e-mail is recommended.)