Information on Japan (JST) - US (NSF) Joint Research 2019

(Last Update : July 5, 2019)

Change log
Updated July 5, 2019:

  • placed a link to the DCL document.
  • added new version of Japan-side call text (placed a link to the DCL document. and renewed eAPRIN URL)

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and The US National Science Foundation (NSF), in order to promote international research interaction and exchange among researchers in Japan and US, are jointly accepting proposals for Japanese-US collaborative research projects.

Japanese Link site for this joint call

Research Field

Complementary expertise and resources in the US and Japan enable research in areas which are fundamental to smart and connected community solutions. Specific areas include, but are not limited to, disaster response and emergency management, precision agriculture, cybersecurity of the electric grid and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, and wired and wireless networking.

For more information on the NSF, please visit their website:
NSF Solicitation

Details of Support

Research networking and exchange projects selected for funding in this call will receive support for a period of 1 year totaling no more than 8,250,000 JPY including direct and indirect costs. Examples of direct costs include research materials, personnel costs, travel costs and events.

Period of the Call for Proposals

Japan-side: Thursday 27, June until Monday 9th September 2019, 12:00 (Japan time, UTC+9)
US-side: Friday 28, June until Friday 6th September 2019, 17:00 (submitter's local time in US)

Application Procedure

Proposals should be jointly drafted by the US and Japanese team and must comply with the proposal preparation guidelines outlined in NSF's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide as well as any programmatic requirements of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities solicitation, Planning Grants award category. The proposal must be submitted through NSF's FastLane system or
Following submission to NSF, the lead investigator from the Japanese team must submit a copy of the NSF proposal submission, including all Supplementary and Single Copy Documents, legal compliance checklist, and compliance agreement (4 documents; ①a copy of the NSF proposal submission, ②Form1J, ③Form2J and ④Form3J) to JST via e-Rad.


  • Compliance agreement documents require the stamp of the institution's top person. In the case of a university or college the top person is the president, not the dean.
  • Japanese PIs are required to include a young researcher in their teams (please refer to the Japan-side call text for details).
  • When research institutions are national or municipal organizations, such institutions concluding research contracts are obliged to implement necessary budgetary measures before entering research contracts for which they are responsible. Please confirm with your institution and contact JST before submitting.
  • If applicants do not submit required documents to both JST and NSF by the deadline, the proposal shall not be accepted and not be brought to the evaluation process.

The call text and application forms can be downloaded below.

Document / FormLinks
Japan-side call text (in Japanese) PDF(4,137KB)
Supplemental application form & Legal compliance checklist (in Japanese)(日本側応募申請書(Form1J)) Word(180 KB)
JST Budget form (in English)(日本側予算フォーム(Form2J)) Word(172 KB)
Compliance agreement (in Japanese)(日本側研究代表者所属機関長確認書(Form3J)) Word(133 KB)


Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Department of International Affairs
Japan-US projects staff
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