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JST to fund 11 projects on COVID-19-related research under the J-RAPID -Collaborative Research/Survey Program for Urgent Research framework-

 On August 6, 2020, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced that JST has decided to award funding to 11 projects for COVID-19 related research under the J-RAPID Collaborative Re-search/Survey Program for Urgent Research framework.

 JST launched the J-RAPID call targeting researchers who are currently in collaboration with or antici-pate collaboration with foreign-based researchers for non-medical research directly applicable to mitiga-tion of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

 A total of 23 proposals were submitted to the call, out of which 11 were selected for funding following an evaluation by a panel of experts.