Strategic Japanese -Thai Cooperative Program
Call for Proposals in FY 2012
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has been implementing the Strategic International Cooperative Program (SICP) to promote international research exchange. In this program, JST has started to call for proposals for Japanese-Thai cooperative program on “Biotechnology” starting in FY 2012.
Based on the agreement concluded in November 2008 between the Japanese and Thai governments on cooperation in science and technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) have established a scheme for joint funding of Japanese-Thai cooperative research projects.
After consultations between JST and NSTDA, “Biotechnology” has been selected as the field of research for which the joint funding scheme will apply. The aim of the program is to strengthen the collaboration between Japan and Thailand within “Biotechnology” to achieve world-class scientific results, leading towards new innovative technologies. In 2012, the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), one of NSTDA’s centers, will implement this scheme on behalf of NSTDA. The 2012 Call will focus on the following biotechnological fields:
New technology to increase production of recombinant protein or bioproducts from cell, envisaging pilot scale verification for reducing production time and cost
New technology to improve heterologous expression system for multi-gene expression
Utilization of biotechnology for staple crop improvement
Functional Genomic Technology e.g.,
New technologies for large-scale analysis of genome data and functions of genes/gene products
Novel analytical technologies for characterization of gene/gene groups, and high-throughput genome analysis with high accuracy and precision
JST and BIOTEC invite Japanese and Thai researchers to submit proposals for cooperative research projects in the research areas described above. The proposal should not be over 3-year project. The Japanese and Thai applicants shall write a common application that shall be handed in both to JST and BIOTEC in parallel.
■ Calling period
Application forms prepared by Japanese researchers shall be submitted to JST by 17:00 (Japanese Standard Time) on April 18th, 2012.
Application forms prepared by Thai researchers shall be submitted to BIOTEC by 17:00 (Thai Standard Time) on April 18th, 2012.
■ Application guideline
An application guideline is provided in a PDF format.
The Japanese and Thai applicants shall write a common application (Form E) in English
Japanese researchers shall submit to JST the above-mentioned Form E and Form J, which is an application form in Japanese. In addition, Japanese researchers shall submit an on-line application through “e-Rad”. （http://www.e-rad.go.jp/index.html). Japanese researchers who do not have e-Rad ID have to register with e-Rad system prior to the submittal. Online application through e-Rad requires:
・Research goals (less than 150 letters in Japanese)
・Abstract of the proposal (less than 800 letters in Japanese)
■ Support by JST
The total budget for the Japanese researchers over a full 3-year period should not exceed 15 million yen, in principle. Please read the application guideline for further details.
Japanese applicants should contact the following for further information:
Thai applicants should contact the following for further information:
Posted on 8 February 2012