JST is to fund 4 research projects coordinated by Japan and France within the framework of the Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)
On the 9th August 2016, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced that they would commence support for 4 coordinated projects in cooperation with the French National Research Agency (ANR) on the topic of "Molecular Technology". This support, within the framework of JST-ANR Coordinated Research, will be provided as an activity of JST's FY2016 Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP).
A total of 17 proposals were submitted in response to the joint call for proposals implemented by JST and ANR, which closed in April 5th, 2016. Based on the results of evaluation conducted by experts, JST and ANR jointly decided on the four successful projects to select for funding.