Joint Japan-Sweden Research Collaboration
Please note the deadline for application has passed.
The next call will be published at the beginning of the summer 2018.
Below you’ll find information from the last call.
The aim of Joint Japan-Sweden Research Collaboration is to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by developing and establishing international partnerships. The programme supports projects of high scientific quality which are clearly contributing to the activities of participating institutions.
Applicants should have obtained their PhD as well as be employed and active at a Swedish university. Projects may last for up to three years. The proposed project must encompass at least one Swedish and at least one Japanese party. In addition to the application to STINT a parallel application is to be submitted by the Japanese party to the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Applicants may have on-going projects in the Initiation Grants programme, but otherwise there must not be any on-going STINT projects.
The ideal partnership project will have activities encompassing research as well as higher education, although STINT also accepts pure research partnerships. It is of particular importance for young researchers and doctoral students to participate in the exchanges. In this programme, STINT wants to encourage new collaborative patterns and will not prioritise long-standing partnerships. The partnership must be balanced, i.e. the benefits and the personnel exchange should not be primarily in one direction.
Applications will be assessed by experts, focusing on how the proposed international partnership fulfils the following three criteria: 1) contribution to the institutions’ internationalisation, 2) scientific quality and novelty and 3) planning and support. Please note that only scientific results from the last five years are taken into consideration for the assessment. The final result depends on a joint STINT-JSPS decision. This call closes 15:00 CET, September 6th, 2017.
Please read the complete call text.
The electronic application system is available here.
If you have questions about the programme, please contact Mattias Löwhagen at telephone: +46 8 671 19 96 or e-mail: mattias(#dot#)lowhagen(#at#)stint(#dot#)se.