Expressions of interest for the latest round of the Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies (FAJS) research grants are open.
The 2021 Australia-Japan Collaboration Program Grants opened on 31 August 2020 and will close to 30 September 2020.
The foundation fosters innovative bilateral collaborations between Australia and Japan and aims to elevate the profile of Australia-Japan collaboration in science, technology and innovation.
The foundation will consider proposals in a wide range of fields, and this year is particularly interested in projects in the following areas:
· Materials and energy technologies and systems
· Computing, digital and AI applications and development
· Food, marine and agriculture science and technologies
· Medical science and technology
· Social and physical infrastructure
Grants will typically be between AUD$50,000 to AUD$150,000 in value, and will normally run for one year.
Applicants are invited to provide an expression of interest and will be advised of the outcome in early November. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit full applications by a date in late November. Invited applicants will have approximately three weeks to complete the full application. Final awards will be announced by the end of January 2021 and research should commence no later than March 2021.
The guidelines explaining the criteria for projects, along with other information, the online expression of interest application form, and advice on applying can be found at the foundation’s website https://www.fajs.org.