Switzerland is currently accepting proposals for Bridging Grants with Japan. The call is aimed at building on existing collaboration between Japanese and Swiss researchers. Not only joint research projects but also past workshops or seminars that have been jointly organized would qualify. It is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research. Selected proposals will receive up to CHF 25’000 for a maximum duration of 12 months. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2020 (CET).
Switzerland launched a new special COVID-19 Call for Project Grants between Swiss and Japanese academia. Proposals of all scientific disciplines and fields of research including social sciences and humanities are accepted. Selected projects will receive a grant sum of max. 25k CHF for a duration of up to 12 months.
A new call for Innovation Partnership Grants between Swiss academia and Japanese innovation agents including industry and start-ups is now open. All scientific disciplines including social sciences and humanities are eligible. Selected projects will receive funding up to 20k CHF for a duration of up to 12 months.
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), in coordination with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), is currently accepting proposals aimed at combating COVID-19 by providing its new supercomputer Fugaku for selected research projects.
Fugaku is planned to start full operations in 2021. In light of the current pandemic, RIKEN decided that parts of the supercomputer can already be used ahead of the original installation schedule.