(V4)-Japan Joint Research Program “Advanced Materials” 2nd Joint Call

With large number of applications received for the 1st call, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Funding Organizations of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries (Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) in cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund will jointly launch the second call of the V4–Japan Joint Research Program in the field of “Advanced Materials.”


Research Field
Advanced Materials


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


Participating Countries and Funding Organizations
Following countries and funding organizations take part in the 2nd call.

Japan: Japan Science and Technology Agency: JST
V4: International Visegrad Fund: IVF
Czech Republic: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic: MEYS
Hungary: National Research, Development, and Innovation Office of Hungary: NKFIH
Poland: National Centre for Research and Development of Poland: NCBR
Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences: SAS


Eligible Composition of the Consortia
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.


Details of Support
Research networking and exchange projects selected for funding in this call will receive support for a period of 3 years. Total amount of support depends on each country. Full details of support can be found in the call text below and in the Japanese guidance information. It is expected that about 5 projects will be funded.


Application Procedure
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 Form


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.


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

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

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

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

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

Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
Ms. Zuzana Cernakova
E-mail: cernakova(at)up.upsav.sk
Phone: +421 257 510 118