Joint Call 2022: Design Of Materials With Atomic Precision

, by EIG CONCERT-Japan

The European Interest Group Concert-Japan is delighted to announce the opening of its 9th joint call for proposals on the theme of Design of Materials with Atomic Precision. Proposals from interested researchers are now accepted, starting from Monday, May 9th until Monday, July 18th (10.00 CEST) this year. 

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About Design of Materials with Atomic Precision

What is the aim of the Design of Materials with Atomic Precision call?

This call for proposals invites Japan and Europe-based researchers to develop new designs of material with atomic precision. Materials sciences is a field of fundamental research which encompasses a diverse range of research areas with a wide set of applications relevant to our daily lives, society and industry. Materials deisgned with intrinsic properties specifically tailored to the target application, thanks to the deliberate modification of their structure and composition at an atomic level, will bring a step forward in the field of multi-functional advanced materials design and development for multiple social and industrial applications.

We welcome research proposals taking cross-sectoral approaches, which bring natural and social sciences together. Proposals that involve various non-academic participants, such as practitioners, industry and other individuals and groups of the general public are also encouraged.

More information on the thematic area can be found in the call text available below. 


What is EIG CONCERT-Japan?

The European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan is an international joint initiative to support and enhance science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation between European countries and Japan. EIG CONCERT-Japan is flexible and inclusive in nature, and can accommodate a range of forms of collaboration, from unanimous concerted efforts to optional participation among its core members and other interested STI institutions.

The primary function of the EIG CONCERT-Japan is to implement multilateral joint funding collaboratively, with the objective of enhancing cooperation and promoting transnational mobility between European countries and Japan in various fields of STI.

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Which countries and institutions are participating?

The following national/regional funding organisations have agreed to participate in this joint call, leveraging their national/regional R&D programmes and applying their respective funding regulations:

Bulgaria: Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)

Czech Republic: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)

Czech Republic: Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Hungary: National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)

Japan: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Poland: National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)

Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)

Spain: Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) - State Research Agency

Turkey: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)


How should project consortia be composed?

Each project consortium submitting an application should consist of at least 3 eligible beneficiaries (project partners), 1 from Japan and 2 from two different European countries participating in the Joint Call. In addition, in consideration of the priority to spread research networks across Japan and the Europe, projects with 4 or more partner countries will be given strong consideration.

Can researchers from other European institutions participate?

Researchers and research teams from other European institutions may participate as additional partners in a project consortium if they can prove that they have secured funding from other sources that allows them to fulfil their obligations within the consortium. A confirmation letter of the external sponsoring institution has to be submitted at the time of proposal submission. 

What if I have questions?

If you have questions, please contact the EIG Concert-Japan Joint Call Secretariat, Ms. Lea Debraux, at, or the National and Regional Contact Person for your country or region.


Access the Call Document below >

View Guidelines for Applicants below >