Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP) Information on EIG CONCERT-Japan 6th Joint Call

(April 15, 2019)

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is accepting proposals for collaborative research projects under the framework of EIG CONCERT-Japan with 9 organizations from 8 European countries in the field of "Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society".

EIG CONCERT-Japan website:

Research Field

Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society

Outline of research fields

This call aims to promote the creation of innovative technologies and management systems to contribute to the overall challenge of water sustainability by inviting research teams from both Europe and Japan. Research scope in this call includes various topics such as innovative water treatment technologies and development of efficient and sustainable water management systems that optimize quality and quantity of water at stages of its supply, discharge, reclamation and resource recovery. Projects submitted to this call can be expected to take practical approaches with consideration of various social aspects such as energy consumption, environmental burden, public health sanitation, and circumstances specific to local communities.

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 420KB)

Participating countries and organizations

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

Details of Support

Projects selected for funding in this call will receive support for a period of 3 years totaling no more than approximately 18,000,000 JPY including indirect costs of 30% of direct costs. It is expected that 5 projects will be funded.
Full details of support can be found in the Japanese guidance information above and "Part 2: National and Regional Funding Regulations" in the Call Text.

Period of the Call for Proposals

Monday 15th April 2019 until Friday 14th June 2019, 19:00 (Japan time)
Monday 15th April 2019 until Friday 14th June 2019, 12:00 (CEST)

Program Officer (Japanese side)

Dr. Eng. Hiroaki FURUMAI (Professor, Department of Urban Engineering Research Center for Water Environment Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo)



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


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

Application Procedure

1. EIG CONCERT-Japan Submission Portal: PT-Outline (whole 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 your team and jointly submitted electronically via the PT-Outline portal. Only the project consortium's Principle Project Leader needs to make this submission.

Information about the PT-Outline submission process:

2. e-Rad Project Registration (Japanese team 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 guidance for applicants (in Japanese) is available.
For further application instructions and guidance, please refer to the following information (available only in Japanese).

Application Form (Japanese side)

Call Document PDF (420KB)
Application instructions and guidance PDF (606KB)
e-Rad guidance PDF (2,006KB)
Application Form ZIP (146KB)


Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Department of International Affairs
Mr. Yuta Kawashima, Ms. Junko Katayama, Mr. Oscar Rudenstam
Email: concert(at)
Tel.: +81-3-5214-7375; Fax.: +81-3-5214-7379
(Email is preferable if not urgent.)