“The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) implemented the Joint Research Program (JRP) that started in 2004 as a bilateral exchange program jointly conducted by Filipino and Japanese researchers in accordance with their mutual agreement on international scientific collaboration. The JSPS-DOST JRP aims to contribute to scientific advancement by conducting bilateral research (including seminars) in the specific research field and provide opportunities for young Filipino and Japanese researchers to meet, interact, and exchange ideas and help build a robust S&T community in the region.
We are pleased to announce the resumption of the program under the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Joint Research Program Call for Proposals is now open. We would like to request your assistance in disseminating the information to your S&T networks.
In pursuit of cooperation between DOST and JSPS, we are calling for mutually beneficial and collaborative project proposals in the priority areas identified in the National R&D Agenda (http://itcu.dost.gov.ph/images/download/National%20RD%20Agenda.pdf)
Interested parties are advised to coordinate with prospective counterpart/collaborator in Japan to craft their proposals. The Filipino researcher must submit the proposal to DOST while the Japanese counterpart will submit the same to JSPS for separate review and evaluation. Only projects approved by both DOST and JSPS will be implemented under this cooperation scheme.”
Applications must be submitted on or before 31 August 2016 to the International Technology Cooperation Unit (ITCU), 3rd Floor, DOST Main Bldg., Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org. The necessary forms may be downloaded at http://www.dost.gov.ph.
You may visit their official website for the DOST-JSPS JRP for FY 2017 Guidelines and other information.