Grants and Research Collaborations Section

Grants and Research Collaborations Section

Location: A714, Lab 3

Grants and Research Collaborations Section provides support for government-funded research grants and fellowships.

Tasks of Grants and Research Collaborations Section

  • Providing information on governmental research grants and fellowships
  • Grant writing support
  • Post-award financial management
  • Support for institutional application adn management of large-scale projects

For research grants by the private sector (private foundations, etc.), please contact the Business Development Section (


For currently opening calls, please refer to the "Grant Calls" page.

Major Research Grants


Funding Agency: JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), MEXT (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

KAKENHI is the largest public research funding scheme that covers almost all research areas.
Funding may vary from under 1.5 million to billions JPY per project.
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Funding Agency: JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency)

CREST promotes world-class basic research to overcome critical challenges facing Japan and to create creative and outstanding seeds of innovative technologies that will contribute significantly to social and economic transformation.
PRESTO promotes original, challenging, and internationally high-level pioneering basic research (solo-type) that has the potential to lead the world in the creation of seeds of innovative technologies.
ACT-X encourages young researchers to pursue research based on their own original ideas and to establish their individuality as researchers by mutually inspiring each other and forming a network inside and outside of their research field.
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Funding Agency: AMED (Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development) 

With the goal of developing innovative drugs, medical devices, and medical technologies under R&D objectives determined by the government, AMED-CREST focuses on achieving world-class results aimed at generating innovative seeds, with the research conducted by a unit (a group of researchers).

PRIME aims to generate results that will spawn innovative seeds, with the research being independently conducted by the individual PI. 
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Fellowships for International Researchers

Funding Agency: JSPS

OIST faculty can use JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships and/or Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan to host postdoc fellows or invite established researchers to do collaborative research. For different fellowships and their requirements, please click "read more" below.

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Fellowships for Japanese Researchers/Researchers with Permanent Residency

Funding Agency: JSPS

JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists offers excellent young researchers (Japanese or those with permanent residency) an opportunity to focus on a freely chosen research topic based on their own innovative ideas. Ultimately, the program works to foster and secure excellent researchers. For different fellowships and their requirements, please click "read more" below.
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