Fiscal Year 2014 Invitation for Applications for the Strategic Basic Research Programs (CREST, PRESTO)

In FY2014, research proposals are invited for 14 CREST Research Areas and 10 PRESTO Research Areasダウンロード.
Application deadlines
CREST: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Japan time
PRESTO: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Japan time
Notification of document screening results: Middle of July - Middle of August
Interview period: Late July - Late August
Research begins: After October
A series of briefing sessions in English is scheduled for Japan-based foreign researchers, their support staff, and those interested in the JST programs in general.
(1) : Kyoto
Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 15:00 to 17:00
Mielparque Kyoto, Conference Room D, “鞍馬(Kurama)”. Details
(2) : Tsukuba
Monday, May 12, 2014, at 15:00 to 16:30
the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) "Sengen Site” Conference Room 1. Details
(3) : Tokyo
Wednesday, May 14, at 15:00 to 16:00
JST Tokyo Headquarters 2 (K's Gobancho), Seminar Room on the second floor. Details
Presentaion file 1ダウンロード   Presentaion file 2(Dr. Adam Jatowt)ダウンロード
Movie_1(Oultine of CRESTand PRESTO)                       Movie_2(FY2014 Invitation for Applications)

*Participation in the briefing is not mandatory to apply.


CONTENTS Important Using the Electronic system for Research and Development (e-Rad).

Please submit your Research Proposal, using e-Rad.
Note: Since e-Rad system has not yet supported the application in English, it is recommended that Japanese associates apply on behalf of those who are not used to handling paperwork in Japanese.