Joint Japanese-German Research Projects 2022 in Materials Science and Engineering for Energy Storage, Conversion, and Transport

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[Deadline: 2022/06/08] As an expression of the long and fruitful scientific collaboration between their two countries, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for joint Japanese-German research proposals in the field of materials science and engineering for energy storage, conversion, and transport. The topics should correspond to the responsibility of the review boards (Fachkollegien) 405 and 406: Materials Science and Engineering.

This initiative provides funding for joint research projects carried out between excellent researchers in Japanese universities and institutes and their German counterparts. The joint proposals have to be based on a close interaction between the German and Japanese research teams and should present joint project goals and a joint work plan with balanced contributions from all project partners.

The collaborative projects selected to take part in the initiative will receive research funding for a period of three years. JSPS will fund the Japanese project components, whilst DFG will fund the components to be carried out in Germany. Based on written reviews, a joint panel will select up to eight projects for funding.

Research areas
The present initiative is open to joint research projects in the fields of materials science and engineering (DFG Review Boards 405 and 406) with the focus on materials science and engineering for energy storage, conversion, and transport.

Submission of project proposals
Applicants from Japan must submit a single joint application to JSPS on behalf of the combined Japanese and German research team, following all formal requirements and using the application form provided by JSPS. This joint application form includes a section to specify the budget requested from DFG. Applicants from Germany submit the same document (full application in accordance with the proposal preparation requirements of JSPS) to DFG. All documents must be written in English.

For more detailed information on the call please refer to the JSPS Application Guidelines (see below under “Further Information”). Proposals not fulfilling the national requirements will not be considered. No legal entitlement can be derived from the submission of a project description.

All proposals must be submitted by June 8, 2022.

The following link contains information for applicants from Germany. For applicants from Japan, please see the Japanese page.

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Updated on: March 15, 2022