Visegrad Group (V4)-Japan Joint Research Program "Advanced Materials" 2nd Joint Call

(Last update : February 17, 2021)

History of Updates

Updated February 17, 2021:

  • Supplemental application form (in Japanese) was updated as follows:

1. Item 2-3 was changed so that listing up Collaborators is not required.
(Applicants can also use the old form with selecting "Project Partner" to fill in this section.)

  • FAQ was updated.

Updated January 25, 2021:

  • FAQ was added.

Updated January 19, 2021:

  • Call text was updated as follows:

1. An email address typo on Annex 2 was corrected.

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Funding Organizations of Visegrad Group (V4) countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) in cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund will jointly launch the second call of the V4-Japan Joint Research Program in the field of "Advanced Materials."

Research Field

Advanced Materials

Application Deadline

Friday 9th April 2021, 17:00 (Japan Time)/10:00 (CET)

Participating Countries and Funding Organizations

Following countries and funding organizations take part in the 2nd call.

CountryFunding Organization
Japan Japan Science and Technology Agency: JST
V4 International Visegrad Fund: IVF
Czech Republic Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic: MEYS
Hungary National Research, Development, and Innovation Office of Hungary: NKFIH
Poland National Centre for Research and Development of Poland: NCBR
Slovakia Slovak Academy of Sciences: SAS

Eligible Composition of the Consortia

This program is a mechanism for formulating and supporting research projects that involve scientists from the V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and Japan. For this second Joint Call in the field of Advanced Materials, each project consortium should consist of at least 3 partners: one from Japan and at least two from two different V4 countries participating in the Joint Call. Proposals eligible for this second call are those that follow the "Japan+2 V4 countries" (1+2), "Japan+3 V4 countries" (1+3), and "Japan+4 V4 countries" (1+4) models. Proposals that follow the bilateral model of "Japan+1 V4 country" (1+1) will not be eligible. For detail please refer to the call text.

Details of Support

Research networking and exchange projects selected for funding in this call will receive support for a period of 3 years. Total amount of support depends on each country. Full details of support can be found in the call text below and in the Japanese guidance information. It is expected that about 5 projects will be funded.

Application Procedure

The Japanese side Project Leader representing their consortium will have to register their application information, legal compliance checklist and compliance agreement on the Cross Ministerial R&D Management System (e-Rad).

Application Form

Document / FormDownload
Joint call text PDF
Application form Word
Supplemental application form & Legal compliance checklist (in Japanese) Word
Application guideline (in Japanese) PDF


Frequently Asked Questions(PDF)


  • 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.
  • 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.


Please contact your corresponding funding organization for information on national/regional rules and regulations.

The Visegrad Group (V4) countries

国旗1 International Visegrad Fund (IVF)
Mr. Jiří Sýkora
E-mail: sykora(at) (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Phone: +421 259 203 801
国旗2 Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS)
Ms. Aneta Kučerová
E-mail: aneta.kucerova(at) (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Phone: +420 234 811 524
国旗3 National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary (NKFIH).
Ms. Györgyi Juhász
E-mail: gyorgyi.juhasz(at) (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Phone: +36 1 795 2115
国旗4 National Centre for Research and Development of Poland (NCBR)
Ms. Krystyna Maciejko
E-mail: krystyna.maciejko(at) (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Phone: +48 22 39 07 489
国旗5 Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
Ms. Zuzana Cernakova
E-mail: cernakova(at) (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Phone: +421 (0) 2 5751 0 118

Japan (Call Secretariat)

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Department of International Affairs
Mr. DOI Shinichi, Mr. KABUMOTO Hiroki
Email: jointv4(at)  (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Tel.: +81-3-5214-7375; Fax.: +81-3-5214-7379
(Email is preferable if not urgent.)