Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development

In order to advance research and development on issues of global concern such as the environment and energy, disaster prevention and infectious diseases, the Japanese government has decided to supplement the country's conventional approach to technology transfer with the sponsorship of joint research initiatives between Japanese universities and research institutions and their counterparts in developing countries, among which South Africa.

Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development

In order to advance research and development on issues of global concern such as the environment and energy, disaster prevention and infectious diseases, the Japanese government has decided to supplement the country's conventional approach to technology transfer with the sponsorship of joint research initiatives between Japanese universities and research institutions and their counterparts in developing countries, among which South Africa.

In order to do this, a joint research funding scheme has been created aimed at the promotion of international partnerships and jointly administrated by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In addition, the scheme will involve participation by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) insofar as concerns the pre-selection and submission of project proposals to the Japanese funding agencies, in which regard the DST is pleased herewith to invite said submissions by the closing date indicated below. Interested researchers are requested to note the following:

  • Only project proposals submitted in both countries will be considered for funding, thus necessitating prior coordination between the Japanese and South African applicants.
  • Japanese applications should be submitted online at www.e-rad.go.jp. South African applications should be submitted directly to the DST, at the coordinates provided below.
  • Only project proposals for research in the following themes and sub-themes will be considered for funding:
  1. Theme 1: Environment and Energy
    Sub-Themes: Research contributing to adaptation to or migration of climate change; Research contributing to the resolution of global-scale environmental issues
  2. Theme 2: Disaster Prevention
    Sub-Theme: Disaster prevention attuned to the needs of developing countries
  3. Theme 3: Infectious Diseases
    Sub-Theme: Research on measures to address infectious diseases attuned to the needs of developing countries

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2010. For more information email or contact Ms Eudy Mabuza

Development Partnerships
Department of Science and Technology
Private Bag X894
Pretoria
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