（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."
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.
|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.
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).
|Document / Form||Download|
|Joint call text|
|Supplemental application form & Legal compliance checklist (in Japanese)||Word|
|Application guideline (in Japanese)|
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
| International Visegrad Fund (IVF)
Mr. Jiří Sýkora
E-mail: sykora(at)visegradfund.org (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Phone: +421 259 203 801
| Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS)
Ms. Aneta Kučerová
E-mail: aneta.kucerova(at)msmt.cz (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Phone: +420 234 811 524
| National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary (NKFIH).
Ms. Györgyi Juhász
E-mail: gyorgyi.juhasz(at)nkfih.gov.hu (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Phone: +36 1 795 2115
| National Centre for Research and Development of Poland (NCBR)
Ms. Krystyna Maciejko
E-mail: krystyna.maciejko(at)ncbr.gov.pl (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Phone: +48 22 39 07 489
| Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
Ms. Zuzana Cernakova
E-mail: cernakova(at)up.upsav.sk (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) jst.go.jp (replace (at) by @ before sending).
Tel.: +81-3-5214-7375; Fax.: +81-3-5214-7379
(Email is preferable if not urgent.)