This program (designed by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT) aims to promote Japan’s identifiable and continuous support in seeking long-term collaboration by developing international collaboration hubs with ASEAN countries and India, for the purpose of cooperative open-innovation that is accessible to industries and aims to provide direct solutions to locally and globally shared challenges.
|for ASEAN:||“Environment/Energy”, “Bioresources” and “Disaster Prevention”|
|for India:||“Biotechnology”, “Information and Communication Technology(ICT)” and “Environment/Energy”|
Researchers at Japanese universities, research institutes or companies were invited to submit proposals for cooperative research projects in the research fields described above.
500 million yen (maximum) from JST to the Japanese researchers, per project over five years, inclusive of indirect costs which should be no more than 30 percent of direct costs.
Funding provided within this call is intended to enhance the capacity of the applicants to collaborate. Funding will therefore be provided mainly in support of collaborative activities such as for travel and holding symposia/seminars, to enable access to industrial application and may also support local research expenses such as in the provision of facilities, equipment and consumables that are necessary for the collaboration.
The Program Officer and 4 Advisors evaluated and ranked proposals according to the criteria below. Based on the results of their evaluation, JST exchanged views and decided on the selected project.
The following general evaluation criteria were applied in assessment of each application: