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Joint international research projects will be funded within the framework of the bilateral agreement signed between The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) on 4 March 2014.

The applicants who wish to propose joint projects within the framework of TÜBİTAK - JSPS Cooperation Program should find the Japanese/Turkish project partner by themselves. TÜBİTAK and JSPS do not interfere in matching the collaborating partners.

Turkish and Japanese partners shall prepare a joint scientific project. Teams from each country must designate a national scientific coordinator. Projects should be submitted respective funding agencies by each national scientific coordinator. There is no late submission deadline for both Turkish and Japanese teams.  Applicants in Turkey are required to submit their application electronically via http://uidb-pbs.tubitak.gov.tr for the 2544 coded call. The whole process has to be completed by using electronic signature. Japanese project partners are expected to apply to JSPS (please check the application rules of the JSPS: https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bilat/call.html). Unilateral applications will not be taken into evaluation.

TÜBİTAK and JSPS will evaluate the project proposals according to their scientific evaluation criteria. Both organizations will exchange their scientific evaluation results, and only the overlapping projects that are found acceptable for both parties will be funded. Two (2) projects will be funded under this call.

Only the research projects will be funded under this call. The projects will be implemented through the exchange of researcher and knowledge. Based on the respective bilateral agreement between TÜBİTAK and JSPS, each party will cover the costs of their own national team. While submitting the project proposal form, the costs which are requested in the scope of the project must be stated in detail and justified. In the case of any exchange of researcher to be made within the scope of the projects, the sending party meets all related costs connected with travel, lodging and allowances according to their own regulations and allowances. The provisions of per diem Law No. 6245 will be applied for the Turkish team during their scientific visits from Turkey to Japan. TÜBİTAK will fund Turkish side under the financial principles of TÜBİTAK 1071 Program (please check the application rules for Turkish side, https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/sites/default/files/3125/1071_arastirma_proje... )





Opening of the Call

14 June 2021 (TÜBİTAK)

Early June 2021

Submission deadline


Deadline for online submission: 08 September 2021), 17.00 p.m (Turkey)


Deadline for completing the process of electronic signature: 15 September 2021, 17.00 p.m (Turkey)


Deadline for online submission: 08 September 2021, 17.00 p.m (Japan)

Announcement of results

End of February 2022

Type of the projects that will be funded

Research Projects

Duration of the Projects

Up to 2 years

Max No. of Projects Funded

2 projects will be funded

Specific Research Priority Areas

The call is open to all thematic fields

Eligible applicant

For Turkish Team

The Principal Investigator (PI), must hold a PhD degree if he/she is from the academy and must hold a BA/BSc Degree if he/she is from public/private sector. If the PI is from the private sector, he/she must be working there full-time for at least minimum 6 months.


For Japanese Team


Please check with the application rules of the JSPS:



Awards parameters

TÜBİTAK funds up to 720.000 Turkish Liras (excl.  overhead and Project Incentive Premium (PIP)) per project.

JSPS funds up to JPY 2,500,000 per fiscal year (Up to JPY 5,000,000 in total) for Japanese team.

How to apply

For Turkish Team

Proposal submission is made through the TÜBİTAK’s system (http://uidb-pbs.tubitak.gov.tr)

Important Note: National applications to TÜBİTAK can only be made by using electronic signature.  The persons who are included in the project team and all executive / participant institutions should have qualified electronic certificate (e-signature).


For JSPS Team

Please check with the application rules of the JSPS:



Program contact

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)

International Cooperation Department-Bilateral and Multilateral Relations Division



TÜBİTAK Academic Research Funding Programs Directorate

Dr. Mahmut ÖZER


Dr. Ceren UZUN




Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)


International Research Cooperation Division II/International Program Department


5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

T:  +81-3-3263-2367/1755/2362

e-mail:  kenkyouka13@jsps.go.jp





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