Japan to increase foreign transparency in grant programme applications

26-Jan-2021 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:52 AM Print This Post

Japan will require researchers applying to grant programmes to declare if they have received financial support from other countries in a bid to ensure transparency and protect intellectual property, officials said Monday.

The education ministry will begin putting such a requirement on people applying for the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research funds in the academic year starting in April, and those who provide false or incomplete information will be ineligible for a grant, officials said.

The ministry has so far been asking applicants to declare if they have received support from other domestic subsidy programmes. The latest move will expand the scope to funds from abroad.

The government last July adopted an innovation strategy in which it expressed concerns that information related to science and technology advances could be lost overseas.

In the current academic year, which ends in March, the ministry has allocated about 220 billion yen ($2.1 billion) under the grant aid programme.

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