JST and the French National Research Agency (ANR, Agence Nationale de la Recherche) concluded a Framework Agreement in December 2017.
The purpose of this Agreement is to foster Japanese-French collaboration in scientific research and to fund joint research projects conducted by Japanese and French partners eligible for funding from each agency, within the framework of the JST-CREST program on two common priority research areas:
The full description of the two areas is appended to the document on the national regulations for French applicants. The proposals should be led by a Japanese Principal Investigator and a French Principal Investigator and will be evaluated via a peer-review procedure by ANR and JST, successively. The call is open to public and private French partners.
The ANR funding will be around 500 k€ per project depending on the number of partners and the ambition of the project, for a 5 year duration.
The Japanese-French consortia must have submitted their proposals to ANR website before May 06 2020, 10AM CEST. The same proposals must be also submitted on JST-CREST website when the call will be open on the Japanese side.