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2024 CREST Call for Research Proposals (sustainability | Japan)

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The 2024 CREST Call for Research Proposals in the Strategic Basic Research Programs from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) supports Japan-based principal investigators with the purpose of promoting fundamental research at high level for overcoming important problems and producing creative, conspicuous, and innovative technology seeds (new technology seeds) to support a sustainable society. The call welcomes proposals in the following research areas:

  • Frontier exploration via the synergy of photonics/optics with information, communication, sensing, and material technologies;
  • Creation of mathematical foundation for prediction and control;
  • Elucidating the power of life through innovative measurement and analysis techniques.
  • Creation of innovative and integrated technologies for materials development and circular processes and development of their scientific basis;
  • Exploring quantum frontiers through quantum-classical Interdisciplinary fusion;
  • Exploring the potential of ocean blue carbon through investigation of ocean and carbon cycling interaction;
  • Fundamental technology for semiconductor-device structures using nanomaterials;
  • Cell Control;
  • Creating innovative measurement and analysis systems aiming to solve social issues

The funding provides up to 500 million JPY (including indirect costs, which account for 30% of the total direct cost) for up to 5.5 years.
Applications close on June 4, 2024, 12:00 PM JST.

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