We are pleased to invite interested researchers from universities and research institutions who are either planning to establish or already with existing collaborations with Japanese researchers to submit research proposals for funding consideration under the Joint Research Program (JRP) for Fiscal Year 2013.
The JRP under the Joint Scientific Cooperation Program between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is a bilateral exchange program jointly conducted by Filipino and Japanese researchers in accordance with their mutual agreement on international scientific collaboration.
The program is open to Filipino and Japanese researchers in universities or research institutions based on the principle of equal partnership. It aims to cope up with highly productive research on all scientific fields. For Filipino researchers requiring DOST funding, the DOST Priority Programs include: Health Nutrition and Environment; Climate Change; and in Emerging Technologies such as Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Genomics, Advanced Food Production Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
Attached herewith is the call for research proposals providing the guidelines for the JRP FY 2013 and a copy of the DOST-GIA application forms (DOST Form 1B, 2B, 2B-1, 2B-2, LIB). Interested Filipino researchers must advise their Japanese counterparts to also submit their proposals for funding to JSPS. The JSPS website is www.jsps.go.jp/english.
The submitted proposals of both the Filipino and Japanese researchers will be evaluated independently and simultaneously by DOST and JSPS, respectively. DOST will evaluate proposals based on aforesaid priorities and existing guidelines for Grants-in-Aid, while JSPS has a separate set of priorities and guidelines as well. Only projects that will pass both DOST and JSPS initial evaluation/screening will be included in the list from where the project to be considered under the JRP will be finally selected.
Moreover, since the JRP is a bilateral project, interested Filipino researchers are reminded to fill-up both the DOST-GIA and the JSPS-JRP application forms in order to facilitate the recruitment and selection process by both DOST and JSPS. Please note that JRP proposals requiring DOST funding must be submitted immediately and preferably not later than July 30, 2012.
All letters for DOST should be addressed to:
ENGR. MA. LOURDES P. ORIJOLA
Assistant Secretary and Program Director, DOST-JSPS
Rm 206 DOST-Central Office
Department of Science and Technology
Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City 1631
As a reminder, DOST and JSPS have different deadlines and guidelines in accepting applications for this program. Only one research proposal will be selected per fiscal year. This is a competitive recruitment. Furthermore, DOST is not in the position to introduce Japanese researchers to potential JRP applicants. Kindly use your university's/organization's academic/research network or other means to find a prospective Japanese counterpart.