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JST is to fund 10 research projects coordinated by Japan and China within the framework of the Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)

 On the 16th June 2016, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (MOST) announced that they would commence support for 10 coordinated projects on the topic of "Research and Development to Find Solutions to Environmental and Energy Issues in Urban Areas". This support, within the framework of JST-MOST Coordinated Research, will be provided as an activity of JST's FY2016 Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP).

 A total of 79 proposals were submitted in response to the joint call for proposals implemented by JST and MOST, which closed in January 2016. Based on the results of evaluation conducted by experts, JST and MOST including the program officers (JST side) and the panel committee (MOST side) jointly decided on the ten successful projects to select for funding.