The proposals are accepted in the following research fields: mathematics, computer science and systems science; physics and space science; chemistry and material sciences; biology and life sciences; basic research for medicine; agricultural sciences; earth sciences; humanities and social sciences; engineering sciences.
The project should be aimed at solving specific research problems within five thematic areas: biotechnology, animal health, plant pests and diseases, forestry management, and vegetable production.
Review of the projects will be carried out both by the Russian and Japanese sides independently. Only groups that received positive assessments by reviewers representing both countries can be awarded. The amount of one RSF grant will be from 4 to 7 million rubles annually in 2021–2023. The applications can be submitted until 19 February with results available to public later in April.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) comprehensively undertakes administration related to agricultural, forestry and fisheries products, covering from production to consumption and also to rural development and promotion of the welfare of rural inhabitants with a view to achieving stable supply of food, sound development of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries and upgrading of the welfare of rural inhabitants.