The deadline of Call for Proposals was expired on 12 PM, 20th july 2022

Call for Proposals

Call for Research Applications for FY 2022

FOREST program invites applications for challenging and original research that requires long term endeavor without fear of failures, targeting research fields related to science and technology (excluding those related to the humanities alone) with the potential to create seeds that will lead to disruptive innovation.

The call for research applications will be conducted via the Cross-ministerial R&D Management System (e-Rad). Those applications which have not completed the application process by the specified deadline will not be accepted for any reason.

[Important] About alternative application method for FOREST research proposals ,About e-Rad "Registration of Research Integrity(15th July 2022)

Please note that, for the FY 2022 call, only one application will be accepted per applicant regardless of the affiliated institution at the time of the application. In addition, the program plans to hold three calls for research applications every year from FY2020 to FY 2022 and this is the third call, and up to two applications can be made per applicant regardless of the affiliated institution at the time of the application.

For details, please read and understand the Application Guideline.

Selection Schedule for FY 2022

Call for research application start Thursday, May 12, 2022
Application deadline
(Deadline date and time for the submission of applications via the Cross-ministerial R&D Management System [e-Rad])
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
12:00 pm (noon)
<Strictly enforced>
Document screening period Late July to early November
Notification for interviewees mid- October to mid- November
Interview screening period mid- November to December
Notification/Announcement of selected projects Sequential notification and announcement in January, 2023 and later
Research Start Sequential start after April, 2023

*The dates after the application deadline are tentative. They are subject to change in the future.

Documents for Application

Please download the following application forms and submit via e-Rad before the deadline. Applications that are only part finished or are submitted using the wrong application form will not be accepted.

Application Guideline 1.5MB
Application Forms/Guidance
(Uploaded on June 9)
FAQ (Uploaded on June 9) (in Japanese) 437KB
Appendix: How to Apply Using the Common R&D Management System (e-Rad) (in Japanese)
(Uploaded on June 9)

Interview schedule

Interviews for this fiscal year will be conducted online. The interview schedule for each panel is scheduled as follows (The dates of PANEL headed by Professor AMAGAI have not fixed yet). Eligible applicants will be contacted by JST via e-mail at least 10 days prior to the interview date. Please note that JST will appoint the specific date and time within the scheduled period.

  • PANEL headed by Professor ABE
    December 17, 18, 19
  • PANEL headed by Professor AMAGAI
    November 26, 27, 29, 30, December 1, 10, 11, 12, 14 * The interview dates will be decided from these candidate dates.
  • PANEL headed by Professor FUKUSHIMA
    December 8, 9, 14, 15
  • PANEL headed by Doctor GODA
    December 7, 8, 9
  • PANEL headed by Doctor HORI
    December 3, 4
  • PANEL headed by Professor IMURA
    November 26, 27, December 3, 4
  • PANEL headed by Professor ISHIZUKA
    November 26, 27
  • PANEL headed by Professor KAWAMURA
    November 23, 25, 29
  • PANEL headed by Professor KITAGAWA
    November 26, 27, December 5, 9
  • PANEL headed by Professor MIZUSHIMA
    December 11, 12, 17, 18
  • PANEL headed by Professor SHIOMI
    November 20, 21, 22, 23
  • PANEL headed by Professor TANAKA
    December 14, 15, 16
  • PANEL headed by Professor YAGI
    November 20, 21, 23
  • PANEL headed by Professor YOSHIDA
    November 26, 27


For inquiries related to call for applications of FOREST program, please contact to the following email address.
souhatsu-application (at)*

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