Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP) Information on Japanese-German Joint Call 2019

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The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), in order to promote international research interaction and exchange among researchers in Japan and Germany, are jointly accepting proposals for Japanese-German collaborative research projects in the field of “Optics and Photonics”.

Research Field

” Optics and Photonics “
The following research subtopics are targeted:

  • Optical metrology and sensing
  • Organic electronics
  • Photonics in manufacturing
  • Optical components and systems
  • Lighting

Eligible for funding are consortia composed of at least four partners (“2+2”), two of them on the Japanese side and two on the German side. For each country, these consortia should include at least one university or research institution and one company.

Details of Support

Research networking and exchange projects selected for funding in this call will receive support for a period of 3 years totaling no more than approximately 54,000,000 JPY including direct and indirect costs. Full details of support can be found in the Japanese guidance information below and in the Call Document.

Program Officer(PO)(Japanese side)

Toyohiko YATAGAI, Ph.D., Research Professor, Utsunomiya University Center for Optical Research & Education

Period of the Call for Proposals

Tuesday 25, June to Wednesday 25, September 2019 (10:00 German time / 17:00 Japanese time)

Application Procedure

To apply please visit the website.


Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Department of International Affairs
Dr. Takehito Higuchi, Mr. Oscar Rudenstam, Mr. Soichi Kubota
TEL: +81-3-5214-7375 FAX:+81-3-5214-7379

Update (June 5, 2020)

Three selected Japanese-German research projects will start from October 2020: