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2024 PRESTO Call for Research Proposals (AI, photonics, materials | Japan)

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The 2024 PRESTO Call for Research Proposals in the Strategic Basic Research Programs from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) supports Japan-based principal investigators in innovative technology research. The project aims to promote unique and challenging fundamental research with leading purposes estimated to develop into internationally high-level technology seeds. The call welcomes proposals in the following research areas and more:

  • R&D Process Innovation by AI and Robotics:Technical Foundations and Practical Applications;
  • Exploration of new science using mathematics to predict and control the future;
  • Pioneering the Synergy of Information and Physics Connected by Optics and Photonics;
  • Basic Research for the Development and Recycling of Materials;
  • Multiscale and interdisciplinary approaches to investigate mechanisms of resilience and diversification across wide ranges of spatiotemporal metrics;
  • Cell Control

The funding provides up to 40 million JPY (including indirect costs, which account for 30% of the total direct cost) for up to 3.5 years.
Applications close on May 28, 2024, 12:00 PM JST.

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