Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) ASPIRE Call

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Information and Communication Technology
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Thursday 10th, August 2023

External Deadline: Thursday 17th, August 2023


The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has launched a new large-scale call for international joint research and there are potential benefits for NSERC-supported researchers at all career levels in the following fields: AI and Information, Biotechnology, Energy, Quantum, Materials, Semiconductors and Telecommunications. The inaugural ASPIRE call (deadline August 17, 2023) is open to Japan-based researchers intending to conduct collaborative research with counterpart researchers from select countries (including Canada) who are currently receiving or expecting to receive support for their research from eligible funding agencies, such as NSERC (any size and any length of grant). Please note that NSERC has not dedicated special funding for this. Proposals will be accepted by JST in the areas mentioned above. ASPIRE has three streams: Top Scientists, Top Teams, and Early Career Researchers (ECRs). Top Scientists/Top Teams streams will jointly fund a total of twenty, 5-year projects of up to 100 million yen/year (approx. 1 million CAD/year), and the Rising Scientists stream will fund thirty 3-year projects of up to 30 million yen/year (approx. 300K CAD/year). For more information, including how career stages are defined for each stream, contact aspire@jst.go.jp.

Funding Sources

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

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Last modified: July 20, 2023