| Japan Science and Technology Agency calls for participation of Japanese researchers in the 7th framework programme

EU–Japan collaboration

In the context of the December 2001 EU-Japan Action Plan, both the EU and Japan recognise that science and technology are key elements for enhancing competitiveness as well as for a sustainable economic and social development. Indeed, EU-Japan cooperation can help address major scientific, industrial and societal issues and be of mutual benefit to both societies.

Researchers in Japan who apply for the EC call for proposals published on 30 July

With the call for proposals open until 22 January 2010, the maximum budget per participant amounts to ¥22.5 million (approximately €160 000). Researchers in Japan who apply to the EC call for proposals published on 30 July this year should also apply to the JST call, submitting their own research plan to possibly receive funding following JST peer-review evaluation. However, those involved in consortia selected by the European Commission will not necessarily be supported by the JST, as this depends on the outcome of JST's evaluation.

For more information on the call for proposals including the list of 11 topics, please visit here.

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