Call for Research Applications Website: Deadline 12 PM, 31st July, 2020
Call for Proposals
Call for Research Applications for FY 2020
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 2020 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 with this fiscal year being the first and subsequently in FY 2021 and 2022, 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 2020
|Call for research application start||Monday, June 1st, 2020|
(Deadline date and time for the submission of applications via the Cross-ministerial R&D Management System [e-Rad])
|Friday, July 31, 2020
12:00 pm (noon)
|Document screening period||Early August to mid-November|
|Notification for interviewees||Late November to early December|
|Interview screening period||Early December to mid-January, 2021|
|Notification/Announcement of selected projects||Sequential notification and announcement in late December and later|
|Research Start||Sequential start after January, 2021|
*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.
|Appendix: How to Apply Using the Common R&D Management System (e-Rad) (in Japanese)||0.8MB|
|Reference:Presentation material of the explanatory meeting
(Uploaded on July 6)
For inquiries related to call for applications of FOREST program, please contact to the following email address.
souhatsu-application (at)* jst.go.jp