The French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) launch a third bilateral call for proposals in the field of "Molecular Technology".
“Molecular Technology” is an emerging research area that concerns the design, synthesis and utilization of molecules to create materials displaying specific physical, chemical and biological functions. These materials provide the basis of devices for applications in the fields of energy, electronics, the environment and human health issues. The resulting innovations are likely to impact human welfare in 20-30 years. These define an emerging research discipline involving the synthesis of new molecules with electronic, optical, mechanical or biological, and their incorporation as building blocks in materials with properties derived from the functions of the initial molecules.
The aims of this joint-call are to strengthen the collaboration between Japan and France within the field of “Molecular Technology”, to achieve word-class scientific results, and to introduce dramatic progress through synergy between the Japanese and French teams.
The purpose of this call is to select bilateral projects which propose a scientific breakthrough in the development of these new intelligent molecular materials. To be considered in the scope of “Molecular Technology”, it is required that the challenging research topics primary make use of the chain or part of the chain of technologies addressing molecules.
Projects will have a maximum duration of 43 months. French funding will be provided by ANR with a total maximum funding of 250 k€ for all French team(s). Japanese funding will be provided by JST with a total maximum funding per project of 23 million Yen in average as direct cost for each Japanese team.