Open Call: JSPS Bilateral Joint Research Projects/Seminars (For FY 2016)

JSPS Bilateral Joint Research Projects/Seminars aims to form sustained networks evolved from individual scientist exchanges including young scientists. JSPS provides financial support to Japanese scientists implementing such bilateral joint research projects and seminars between research teams from Japan and counterpart countries.

A. Bilateral Joint Projects/Seminars with JSPS’s Counterpart Institutions

JSPS carries out this program based on agreements concluded with academies, research councils and other science‐promotion organizations in counterpart countries(*).

*Counterpart countries in Asia (academic institutions concluded agreements with JSPS)
Bangladesh(UGC), China (CAS, CASS, MOE, NSFC), India (DST, ICHR, ICSSR), Indonesia (DGHE, LIPI), Korea (NRF), Singapore (NUS), Thailand (NRCT), Vietnam (VAST), Turkey (TUBITAK)

B. Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars

All countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan plus Taiwan and Palestine. However, applicants who wish to implement a project/seminar with an eligible country under “A. Bilateral Joint Projects/Seminars with JSPS’s Counterpart Institutions” are recommended to apply under that scheme.

JSPS supports international domestic travel expenses, other expenses, and meeting expenses for joint seminar of researchers only on the Japanese team. Counterpart researchers are encouraged to secure their own funding in their own countries.


Application Periods for FY2016

Tuesday 25 th August to Tuesday 8th September, 2015

*Notes for A. Bilateral Joint Projects/Seminars with JSPS’s Counterpart Institutions:                                      This is Japanese side’s deadline. As for the deadline of each country, please ask above mentioned academic institutions in your country. This is a matching application system, so applications submitted by one side only will not be accepted.

Application Guidelines

Application Guidelines for Bilateral Joint Research Projects/Seminars for FY 2016 has been posted on JSPS website. The guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the following link.