The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts have forced us to create new Moonshot Goals aimed at tackling the challenges of our post-crisis society and economy. As it is today’s youth that will be responsible for tomorrow’s society, we must incorporate the flexible and unconventional thinking of young people when setting goals for the ‘new normal’. Therefore, JST is holding a call for proposals for new Moonshot Goal candidates and the youth-focused teams to assess them. Please note that proposing image of society in 2050 is not limited to those related to the COVID-19.
The visionary leaders below are in charge of overall management of the program, including selection of the teams.
Mr. WATANABE Katsuaki（Former President, Toyota Motor Corporation）
Dr. ADACHI Masayuki（President & COO, HORIBA, Ltd.）
Dr. AMANO Hiroshi (Professor, Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability Center for Integrated Research of Future Electronics, Nagoya University）（To be determined）
Dr. KUNO Sachiko (President & CEO, S&R foundation / Founder & Chair, Halcyon Incubator / Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University）
Dates of document/interview screening and announcement of selected teams are provisional and subject to change.
|Application Deadline||November 10, 2020 at 12:00 noon, Japan Standard Time|
|Document Screening Period||Mid-late November|
|Interview Screening Period||Early-mid December|
|Announcement of Selected Teams||Early-mid January|
Please fill in the following application forms and submit via e-Rad, the cross-ministerial R&D management system. Instructions on how to use e-Rad can be found here. Applicants must first register their applicant information and obtain an e-Rad login ID and password prior to application. Please allow two weeks or more for completing this process. If you have not finished your application steps for e-Rad before the deadline, your application, regardless of the reason, will not be accepted as a subject of our examination. A proposal using a non-standard form may also be rejected.
If the English version of the information on the call for proposals including application guidelines does not conform to the Japanese version, the Japanese version shall prevail.
Please see the following URL for how to register : https://www.e-rad.go.jp/en/researcher/index.html
|Creating New Moonshot Goals||(142KB)|
|e-Rad Operation Manual for the Moonshot R&D Program||TBA|
The applicant must complete the educational program for research integrity as a prerequisite for application. Detailed information will be posted on this website. Note that if completion of the program cannot be confirmed, the application will be disqualified for failing to meet the requirements.
|Contractual Agreement with JST to proceed Research and Development||TBA|
|Instruction of procedures to execute contracted Research and Development||TBA|
|Cross-ministerial R&D cost categories||TBA|
*Please refer to the latest versions of the documents.
We had originally planned to hold explanatory meetings where we would present details about the Moonshot R&D Program and the call for proposals. After considering the risk of COVID-19, instead of holding explanatory meetings we have uploaded explanatory materials and pre-recorded videos in which JST staff explain about the call for proposals and the visionary leaders present messages about their expectations for proposals.
|Overview of the Moonshot R&D program and the call for proposals（JST）||(YouTube)|
|Message from visionary leaders (1): Mr. WATANABE Katsuaki||(PDF 400KB)|
|Message from visionary leaders (2): Dr. ADACHI Masayuki||(YouTube)|
|Message from visionary leaders (3): Dr. AMANO Hiroshi||(YouTube)|
|Message from visionary leaders (4): Dr. KUNO Sachiko||(YouTube)|
Department of Moonshot Research and Development Program , JST
e-mail moonshot-koubo jst.go.jp