This program is a mechanism for formulating and supporting research projects that involve scientists from the V4 countries (Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and Japan. For this second Joint Call in the field of Advanced Materials, each project consortium should consist of at least 3 partners: one from Japan and at least two from two different V4 countries participating inthe Joint Call. Proposals eligible for this second call are those that follow the “Japan+2 V4 countries” (1+2), “Japan+3 V4 countries” (1+3), and “Japan+4 V4 countries” (1+4) models. Proposals that follow the bilateral model of “Japan+1 V4 country” (1+1) will not be eligible. For details please refer to the call text.
The Japanese side Project Leader representing their consortium will have to register their application information, legal compliance checklist and compliance agreement on the cross Ministerial R&D Management System (e-Rad).

Application Deadline
Friday 9th April 2021, 17:00 (Japan Time)/10:00 (CET)

Please contact your corresponding funding organization for information on national/regional rules and regulations:

International Visegrad Fund
Mr. Jiří Sýkora
E-mail: sykora(at)
Phone: +421 259 203 801

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS)
Ms. Aneta Kučerová
E-mail: aneta.kucerova(at)
Phone: +420 234 811 524

National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary (NKFIH)
Ms. Györgyi Juhász
E-mail: gyorgyi.juhasz(at)
Phone: +36 1 795 2115

National Centre for Research and Development of Poland (NCBR)
Ms. Krystyna Maciejko
E-mail: krystyna.maciejko(at)
Phone: +48 223 907 489

Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
Ms. Zuzana Cernakova
E-mail: cernakova(at)
Phone: +421 257 510 118
Compliance agreement documents require the stamp of the institution’s top person. In the case of a university or college the top person is the president, not the dean. When research institutions are national or municipal organizations, such institutions concluding research contracts are obliged to implement necessary budgetary measures before entering research contracts for which they are responsible. Please confirm with your institution and contact JST before submitting.

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