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Overview of the Typhoon Yolanda related J-RAPID Program and Evaluation

1. Objectives

This program aims to support Typhoon Yolanda related research/investigation activities which have severe urgency.

2. Research/investigation areas

The areas of the research/investigation include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. (ⅰ) Prevention of disasters caused by large typhoons
  2. (ⅱ) Site investigation of damage caused by gales, floods and high tides
  3. (ⅲ) Physical structure of large typhoons based on the site investigation
  4. (ⅳ) Mechanism of the occurrence of high tides caused by large typhoons
  5. (ⅴ) Investigation of the damage to infrastructure such as buildings and bridges
  6. (ⅵ) Emergency measures and restoration planning of life lines (roads, electricity, water supply/sewage network, gas supply etc.)
  7. (ⅶ) Public health/Infectious diseases

Japanese researchers could also collaborate with the ongoing Philippine programs mentioned bellow.

  1. (1) Retrofitting of existing structures (e.g. shelter buildings, offices) to make them earthquake resistant as well as able to withstand 350kph wind
  2. (2) Retrofitting of existing structures or construction of new structures for dual purposes (e.g. gymnasiums, multi-purpose halls that can be turned into evacuation centers in times of calamities)
  3. (3) Harmonizing/unifying existing GIS of all government agencies
  4. (4) Integration of Medical Devices into the National Telehealth Service Program, and Yolanda Response Information System
  5. (5) Human DNA Forensics

3. Eligibility and application procedures

4. Period of research/survey

6-12 months.

5. Amount of funding

About 3,000,000 yen per project including indirect costs

6. Allowable costs

Direct costs including the costs of equipment, consumables, salaries, travels and symposium/seminar/workshops

Indirect costs: up to 10% of total direct costs

7. Evaluation Process

JST made the decision based upon the evaluation by the promotion committee of the program, consisting of experts from outside JST.

8. Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria are applied in the evaluation process:

  1. 1) Conformity with Program Aims and Designated Research Fields;
  2. 2) Capability of Research Leaders;
  3. 3) Validity of the Research Plan;
  4. 4) Effectiveness and Synergy of the Joint Research Activity;

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