Strategic Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme

Research cooperation with Japan

The Strategic Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme (SJSSTP) is aimed at researchers in Switzerland who wish to address specific research questions together with partners in Japan.

The SNSF organises calls for Joint Research Projects (JRPs) with two research funding agencies in Japan, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). JRPs allow researchers in Switzerland to collaborate with a partner in Japan. On the Swiss side, the project grants cover similar costs as national SNSF projects (equipment, research funds and salaries). The Japanese funding agency will cover the costs incurred by the Japanese partner.

Submission deadline


JSPS-SNSF Call (pre-proposals): 13 June 2018, 5pm Swiss local time

​Other funding options

Information on other funding options and on the cooperation with Japan are also available from the Leading House ETHZ.