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 These application guidelines are made in Japanese and translated into English. The Japanese version is the original and the English version is for reference purposes. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between these two versions, the Japanese version shall prevail.

1. Purpose of Research Grant Program
  The Carbon Recycling Fund Institute (hereinafter the “Institute”) establishes the research grant for researches on carbon recycling according to: 1) Article 131 of the Act on General Incorporated Associations and General Incorporated Foundations; 2) Articles 29 through 32 of its Articles of Incorporation; and 3) Article 2, item (1) of its Rules on Donations.
  There has been little advance in basic researches on CO2 utilization, on which carbon recycling technologies depend. Further, established carbon recycling technologies have rarely been commercialized due to such reasons as high production cost. In 2019, following the establishment of the Carbon Recycling Promotion Office in February, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the Roadmap for Carbon Recycling Technologies in June, to promote carbon recycling. In its report published in July 2019, the Natural Resources and Fuel Committee under the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy pointed out that the private sector’s voluntary support for carbon recycling would be important to achieve innovation.
  Under these circumstances, the Research Grant Fund is aimed at contributing to the creation of carbon recycling innovation through grants and support for researches designed to reduce the cost of carbon recycling technologies or to solve issues hindering the introduction of carbon recycling practices into society.

2. Research Grant Targets
  A) Researches on carbon recycling and related technologies to use CO2 (or carbon atoms) as a resource to solve social issues; and B) researches in the field of social science intended to achieve carbon recycling. Please check the application guidelines for details.

3. Amount of Grant
  A several number of applications will be accepted with an upper limit of 10 million yen per application.

4. Period of Grant
  In principle, the research period subject to the grant shall be of less than one (1) year from the date when grant decision is made.

5. Application Period
  Applications must be submitted during the application window from Friday, May 15, 2020 through (no later than) 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020.
No public briefing for researchers will be held. If you have any questions, please contact us at the address given under item 8 below.

6. Handling of Personal Information
  Unless otherwise required by law, etc., the Institute will not provide any third party with the personal information provided in the submitted documents without a prior consent of the individual.

7. Documents and Forms
(Application Guidelines, Grant Application Form, Guidelines for Research Grant Program)

8. The Secretariat (Application Submission Address and Contact Information)
Person in charge: Saito (Mr.) and Sakimoto (Mr.)
Innovation Department

Address: Daiwa nishi-shimbashi building 3F, 3-2-1, Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 〒105-0003
TEL: 03-6432-0011

2020-05-21 2020-06-12

Heidelberg, 3 March 2020 – Throughout 2020, two of EMBO’s Fellowship Programmes will consider applications for scientific exchanges involving institutes in Japan and institutes in an EMBC Member State, EMBC Associate Member State or a country or territory covered by a cooperation agreement with the EMBC.

This update applies to EMBO Short-Term Fellowships and EMBO Core Facility Fellowships. EMBO Short-Term Fellowships promote international research exchanges between laboratories in order to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant’s laboratory. EMBO Core Facility Fellowships, a new programme announced last week, support international training exchanges between core research facilities that provide services to institutes and universities.

Fellowship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Further information on eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at (Short-Term Fellowships) and (Core Facility Fellowships).

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2020-04-03 2020-12-31

JST opened application submission <1st Term※> for Strategic Basic Research Programs FY2020 (CREST, PRESTO and ACT-X).

※FY2020 application call and selection of research proposals are for research areas started in FY2018 and FY2019 (1st Term) and new research areas to be started in 2020 (2nd Term). And, the period is divided into two as <1st Term> and <2nd Term>.

Please see the following HP for the details.

※The Explanatory Meeting for each Research Area of FY2020 will be held on Web Site. Details will be informed in early April.


PRESTO・ACT-X: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 13:00, Japan time
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 12:00 noon, Japan time

CREST: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:00 noon, Japan time
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 12:00 noon, Japan time

Department of Innovation Research, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
E-mail: rp-info[at]

2020-03-27 2020-06-23