How to navigate the CONCERT-Japan research funding call

28 May 2024 | News

The joint European-Japanese collaboration funds small-scale science and technology projects and can be a stepping stone to Horizon Europe funding

Kaplan Kirakci is leading one of the six EIG CONCERT-Japan projects funded in 2023 and describes his experience as positive. 

The European Interest Group CONCERT-Japan (EIG CONCERT-Japan) brings together European national funding agencies with the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to support three-year research projects in an annual joint call.

The goal is to fund science and technology projects that are of common interest to both Japan and Europe, for example in the fields of energy, environment or agriculture.

The programme began life as a project funded by the EU’s 7th R&D framework programme, between 2011 – 2014. At its