Call for Research Applications Website: Selected proposals for FY2021 call (in Japanese only) has been decided. 26th November, 2021
Call for Proposals
Call for Research Applications for FY 2021
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.
Please note that, for the FY 2021 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 second 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 2021
|Call for research application start||Thursday, April 1st, 2021|
(Deadline date and time for the submission of applications via the Cross-ministerial R&D Management System [e-Rad])
|Wednesday, June 2, 2021
12:00 pm (noon)
|Document screening period||Early June to mid-September|
|Notification for interviewees||Late August to early October|
|Interview screening period||Early September to mid-November|
|Notification/Announcement of selected projects||Sequential notification and announcement in late November and later|
|Research Start||Sequential start after January, 2022|
*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 Forms (Updated on April 27)／Guidance
(Updated on April 27)
|FAQ (Uploaded on April 27)||31KB|
|Appendix: How to Apply Using the Common R&D Management System (e-Rad) (in Japanese)
(Updated on April 27)
|Revision record of Documents for Application (Uploaded on April 27)||12KB|
|Reference:Presentation material of the explanatory meeting (Uploaded on May 10)||1MB|
Interviews for this fiscal year will be conducted online. The interview schedule for each panel is scheduled as follows. 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
October 15, 16, 17
- PANEL headed by Professor AMAGAI
October 21, 22, 24, 26
- PANEL headed by Doctor GODA
October 31, November 1, 2
- PANEL headed by Doctor HORI
October 23, 24
- PANEL headed by Professor IMURA
October 8, 9, 10, 11
- PANEL headed by Professor ISHIZUKA
October 30, 31, November 1
- PANEL headed by Professor ITAMI
October 19, 20, 26, 28, 29
- PANEL headed by Professor KAWAMURA
October 23, 24, 25
- PANEL headed by Professor KITAGAWA
October 25, 27, 31, November 1, 2, 3
- PANEL headed by Professor MIZUSHIMA
October 4, 5, 6, 7
- PANEL headed by Professor SHIOMI
October 26, 27, 28, 29
- PANEL headed by Professor TANAKA
November 3, 4, 5, 6
- PANEL headed by Professor YAGI
October 26, 27, 28
- PANEL headed by Professor YOSHIDA
October 16, 17
For inquiries related to call for applications of FOREST program, please contact to the following email address.
souhatsu-application (at)* jst.go.jp