A new call for proposals for researchers in Japan involved in EU research consortia has been launched by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The call relates to 11 topics under the FP themes ‘Environment (including Climate Change)’, ‘Biotechnologies, Food and Agriculture’, and ‘Industrial Technologies’.
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.
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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