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JST is to fund five research projects for the e-ASIA Joint Research Program on "Coun-termeasures for COVID-19 Urgent Joint Call"

 On January 22, 2021, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced that JST decided to start new projects within the framework of the e-ASIA Joint Research Program.

 JST and four funding agencies from three countries jointly held the "Countermeasures for COVID-19 Urgent Joint Call" for non-medical research. A total of 12 proposals were submitted in response to the joint call. Based on an expert evaluation conducted in each country, JST and the other funding agencies jointly decided to adopt five projects.