JST and six funding agencies from six countries (Appendix 3) jointly opened the call for research projects in the fields of “Alternative Energy” and “Disaster Risk Reduction and Management”.
A total of eighteen proposals, eight in the field of “Alternative Energy” and ten in the field of “Disaster Risk Reduction and Management”, were submitted in response to the joint call. Based on an expert evaluation conducted at each country (Appendix 4), JST and the six funding agencies jointly decided to adopt four projects, two in the field of “Alternative Energy” and two in the field of “Disaster Risk Reduction and Management”.
The research period is scheduled to be three years.
- *1) e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP)
Through the acceleration of science and technology research exchange and collaboration in the East Asian region, the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) aims to strengthen research and development capabilities towards resolution of shared challenges across the region, including those associated with materials, alternative energy, agriculture, health research, disaster risk reduction and management, advanced interdisciplinary research towards innovation, and environment.
As part of that objective, the e-ASIA JRP is intended to support collaborative research implemented among three or more of its member countries. Through the implementation of joint research among participating countries in agreed fields of research, it is the goal of the e-ASIA JRP to contribute to economic and human resource development, as well as the resolution of various challenges in the region.
Appendix 3: The funding agencies which joined the call
Appendix 4: Experts for evaluation (JST)
Shinji KANAYAMA, Ph.D.
Department of International Affairs, JST
K’s Gobancho Building, 7 Gobancho, Cbiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076