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 three 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 2021, 10AM CEST. The same proposals must be also submitted on JST-CREST before May 18th at 12pm (UTC+9).
Nanomechanics : Nela Roy nela.roy(at)anr.fr +33 1 7354 8305
Mathematical Information Platform : Eugenio Echagüe eugenio.echague(at)anr.fr +33 1 7354 8221
Trusted Quality AI Systems : Fanny Lachat fanny.lachat(at)agencerecherche.fr +33 1 73 54 81 59
Link to the CREST program: https://www.jst.go.jp/kisoken/crest/en/
The appelsprojetsrecherche.fr portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.