Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in collaboration with Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS).
Please note that the following information on applying for SATREPS is targeted for researchers who belong to Japanese research institutions/universities in Japan. Researchers in other countries should consult their national government agency responsible for ODA technical cooperation, the Embassy of Japan, or JICA offices in their resident countries.
Based on the needs of developing countries, JST and JICA cooperate to promote international joint research targeting global issues*1 with an objective of utilization of research outcomes*2. Implemented through collaboration with Official Development Assistance (ODA), the aim of the program is to acquire new knowledge and technology that lead to the resolution of global issues and the advance of science and technology, and through this process, to create innovations. International joint research under this program also aims to enhance the research and development capabilities of developing countries, and helps create sustainable research systems able to address and resolve issues.
*1 Global issues: Issues that are difficult to resolve by a single country or region acting on its own and that need to be handled by the international community as a whole.
*2 Utilization of research outcomes: The research projects should lead to future social and economic benefits, achieved by using newly obtained technology and knowledge to enhance government services or to develop products that can be deployed in the market.
Proposals for FY2018 are invited in the following research fields; Environment/Energy (2 research areas), Bioresources (1 research area), Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (1 research area).
Up to FY2015, the SATREPS Invitation for Research Proposals included the Infectious Diseases Control field. From FY2016, projects in this field are handled by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). Please visit AMED website for details regarding the invitation for research proposals in the Infectious Diseases Control field.
This invitation for research proposals is for proposals that will be implemented under the government's FY2018 budget, but submitted and selected before the budget is finalized. Moreover, the SATREPS program is linked with the official development assistance (ODA) program, and requires time for coordination with institutions in the counterpart country. For these reasons, in order to start the research projects as soon as possible, the process needs to start before the budget is approved. In consequence, when the budget is finally approved, details and amounts may change, which could potentially affect the fields of research, contract research expenses, and number of projects selected. Additional documentation may also be requested following budget approval.
For more information visit: http://www.jst.go.jp/global/english/koubo.html