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JST Press Release #1358

December 21, 2018
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
5-3, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8666

JST funds a new Belmont Forum project in the Collaborative Research Action
“Science-driven e-Infrastructures Innovation”

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) will support two jointly selected projects in the “Science-driven e-Infrastructures Innovation” CRA (Collaborative Research Action)*1, within the framework of the Belmont Forum*2 International Opportunities Fund. The two projects in Appendix 1 were selected for funding:

The research period is scheduled to be four years.

*1 Collaborative Research Action (CRA):
Collaborative Research Actions (CRAs) are Belmont Forum activities, often including a multilateral joint call for proposals, which are set in parallel in various research fields each year. Joint calls are conducted by funding agencies from participating countries and the proposals received are jointly evaluated. Researchers involved in selected projects are supported by the participating funding agencies from their respective countries.
*2 Belmont Forum:
The Belmont Forum (established in 2009) is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. It aims to accelerate delivery of the environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability by aligning and mobilizing international resources.
Belmont Forum homepage: http://www.belmontforum.org/


Appendix 1: Belmont Forum CRA (Collaborative Research Action) “Science-driven e-Infrastructures Innovation” List of Funded Projects

Appendix 2: Overview of Belmont Forum CRA (Collaborative Research Action) “Science-driven e-Infrastructures Innovation” and its Evaluation


Shinji Kanayama (Dr.)
Department of International Affairs, JST
K's Gobancho, 7 Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076 Japan
Tel: +81-3-5214-7375 Fax: +81-3-5214-7379


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