Previous calls (FY2018)


* Call for R&D proposals in FY2018 is now closed.


Application Period:
June 12, 2018(Tue)- July 31, 2018(Tue) 12:00noon, Japan time

Document screening period Late August to Mid September
Interview screening period Mid September to Early October
Notification/announcement of selected projects Mid November
R&D project begins After Mid November

* The dates are expected dates. They are subject to change.
* Specific interview selection schedule will be determined by JST.
* As soon as determined, the document screening and the interview selection schedule will be announced on this website:

* Application of proposal is implemented via e-Rad system (; see Application Guideline(Chapter7) "Submission via the Cross-ministerial R&D Management System (e-Rad).")
* No proposal for which the application procedure has not been completed via e-Rad by the deadline is subject to examination for any reason.
* The research project applicant must complete the educational program for research integrity as a prerequisite for application. Note that if completion of the program cannot be confirmed, the application will be disqualified for failing to meet the requirements.
Enrollment in the Educational Program for Research Integrity

Application Guideline

Application GuidelineEnglish
Application Guideline PDF
(PDF: 4.6MB)
Proposal Form for Small start Type MSWD
(DOCX: 80KB)
Proposal Form for Small start Type (component technology type) MSWD
(DOCX: 70KB)
Exhibit Proposal Form for Small start Type MSWD
(DOCX: 35KB)
Proposal Form for Large scale Type MSWD
(DOCX: 88KB)
Intellectual Property Management Basic Policy PDF
(PDF: 168KB)
FAQ (Japanese version only) PDF
(PDF: 132KB)


Please contact via email except in urgent cases.

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Department of R&D for Future Creation
TEL: +81-3-6272-4004
FAX: +81-3-6268-9412
E-mail: kaikaku_mirai[at] (replace (at) with @)

* For further details related to technology themes, please contact the Research and Development Infrastructure Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT.