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									CONFIDENTIAL                A*STAR-JST JOINT GRANT CALL          PROPOSAL DETAILS




               A*STAR – JST JOINT CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2009
                                APPLICATION FORM




      Proposal Number*:

      Submission Date* :

          Proposal Title:

    Principal Applicants:                                                   (Singapore)

                                                                               (Japan)



* To be completed by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)




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                                    PROPOSAL DETAILS

INSTRUCTIONS

This document contains twelve (12) separate sections.
Please complete ALL sections

  SECTION                                    DESCRIPTION
 A.             GENERAL INFORMATION
 B.             SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACT OF THE PROPOSAL
 C.             PROBLEM FORMULATION
 D.             SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS OR PENDING AWARDS FROM A*STAR *

 E              POTENTIAL IMPACT / APPLICATIONS / EXPLOITATION

 F.             TARGETS FOR CAPABILITY INDICATORS *

 G.             PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE

 H.             BUDGET INFORMATION *

 I.             CASE FOR SUPPORT

 J.             DECLARATION

 K.             LIST OF APPROPRIATE INTERNATIONAL REVIEWERS RECOMMENDED *
                                1
 L.             UNDERTAKING *

For Japan applicants, their proposals must be electronically submitted in English and
Japanese by means of the “e-Rad“ system to Japan Science and Technology Agency in
Japan no later than 30 September 2009, 5:00 pm JST.

For Singapore applicants, completed softcopy forms (including attachments) must be
submitted to the program officers via email no later than 30 September 2009, 5:00 pm SST.

Hardcopies (with signatures) including attachments should also be sent by post by 30
September 2009, 5:00 pm SST to:

A*STAR-JST Joint Grant Call
Science and Engineering Research Council
Agency for Science, Technology & Research

Address: 1 Fusionopolis Way, #18-10 Connexis North,
Singapore 138632

Email: ASTAR-JST_SICP@SIG.a-star.edu.sg


      Important! : Relevant privileged or confidential information should be disclosed
      to help convey a better understanding of the project.
      However, such information must be clearly marked in the proposal.
                               A.     GENERAL INFORMATION

* For Singapore Applicants only


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                              A.   GENERAL INFORMATION

      Joint Proposal Title:




          Area of the Joint (A) Physical Materials and Devices
                 Proposal
         (please select one (B) Photonics and Nano-Optics
                   ONLY):
 Principal Investigator (PI) Singapore:
           & Organisation:




                              Japan:




      Co-Investigator(s) & Singapore:
            Organisation:




                              Japan:




         Collaborator(s) & Singapore:
            Organisation:




                              Japan:




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                       B.      SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACT OF THE PROPOSAL

Instructions:
In no more than 300 words, please provide a succinct and accurate scientific description of the
proposal to include the specific aims, hypotheses, methodology and approach of the research
proposal, including its importance to research area of this proposal. The scientific abstract should
be identical for both the Singapore and Japan application.




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                                  C.      PROBLEM FORMULATION

Instructions:
1. List main objectives of the joint research project in order of priority, and describe them clearly and
    succinctly.
2. Provide specific details on the contribution and responsibilities of the Singapore and Japan
    investigators with respect to the main objectives of the joint research project.
3. Describe the scope and constraints of the proposed activity.
4. Highlight the deliverables upon project completion, stating specifically what are the
    contributions and responsibilities from the Singapore and Japan investigators.
5. Please do NOT exceed two pages for this section.


1.       Main objectives, stating specific contributions and responsibilities from Singapore and
         Japan investigators




2.       Scope & constraints




3.       Deliverables, stating specific contributions and responsibilities from Singapore and
         Japan investigators




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          D.      SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS OR PENDING AWARDS FROM A*STAR
                               (For Singapore Applicants Only)


Instructions:
1. The following information of the Singapore PI, and each Singapore Co-Investigator and
    Singapore Collaborator should be provided for A*STAR-supported projects completed or in
    progress over the last three years preceding this application.

    1.   Name of Singapore researcher
         Role in project                             PI / Co-Investigator / Collaborator*
         Title of supported project
         Project number
         Total Awarded Amount (S$)
         Duration of Project (start-end date)


    2.   Name of Singapore researcher
         Role in project                             Co-Investigator / Collaborator*
         Title of supported project
         Project number
         Total Awarded Amount (S$)
         Duration of Project (start-end date)


    3.   Name of Singapore researcher
         Role in project                             Co-Investigator / Collaborator*
         Title of supported project
         Project number
         Total Awarded Amount (S$)
         Duration of Project (start-end date)


    4.   Name of Singapore researcher
         Role in project                             Co-Investigator / Collaborator*
         Title of supported project
         Project number
         Total Awarded Amount (S$)
         Duration of Project (start-end date)


    5.   Name of Singapore researcher
         Role in project                             Co-Investigator / Collaborator*
         Title of supported project
         Project number
         Total Awarded Amount (S$)
         Duration of Project (start-end date)




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                  E.     POTENTIAL IMPACT / APPLICATIONS / EXPLOITATION

Instructions:
1. Please state the likely impact and applications of the work (social, technological, economic,
    environmental).
2. Highlight any potential for exploitation, and the necessary follow-up arrangements.
3. Please do NOT exceed one page for this section.


1.       Impact




2.       Applications




3.       Exploitation Potential / Commercialisation




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                F.      TARGETS FOR CAPABILITY INDICATORS (please attach)
                            (For Singapore Applicants Only)


Instructions:
1. Fill in PSF16 accordingly and email the completed PSF16 softcopy with the application.
2. Print and attach it to the hard copy of this proposal.


                       G. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE
Instructions:
1. Indicate clearly the deliverables of each Singapore investigator and the Japan Principal
    Investigator

        Research                    Year 1                 Year 2                  Year 3
       Milestones/           Q1    Q2 Q3      Q4    Q1    Q2 Q3       Q4    Q1    Q2 Q3       Q4
       Deliverables
 Milestone 1

 Milestone 2

 etc.




*Please use shading for the time points




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                          H. BUDGET INFORMATION (please attach)


Instructions:

For Singapore Applicants
1. Fill in PSF01B accordingly and email the completed PSF01B softcopy with the application.
2. Print and attach it to the hard copy of this proposal.

For Japan Applicants
1. Fill in “Budget Plan” which is part of the Japanese form accordingly and upload the completed
    Japanese form to the e-Rad System together with the main application form.

                                    I. CASE FOR SUPPORT

Instructions:
1. Where applicable, the specific contributions and responsibilities of each Singapore investigator
    and Japan Principal Investigator should be clearly stated.
2. This section must be submitted in Arial font size 10. Please do not exceed seven pages for this
    section. Do note that submissions that do not comply with these requirements would be
    rejected.
3. The CV of the applicants highlighting the relevant research background, technical competencies
    and publications, MUST be attached to the application. The main scientific publications and/or
    patent applications within the last five (5) years MUST also be listed down in the CVs of the
    Principal Investigators.


(1)    DETAILED METHODOLOGY
       PI should describe in detail:
            the method and technical approach chosen,
            the alternatives that have been or can be considered,
            why the chosen methods were preferred, and
            whether the investigation is to occur in stages and if the stages would be sequential
               or parallel.
(2)    NOVELTY OF THE APPROACH
       PI should highlight succinctly the novelty of the proposed approach.
(3)    COMPETITORS/ COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF THE APPROACH
       PI should mention who else in the world are working in similar areas and highlight the
       key/main competitors, and highlight why the proposed approach is better than those of the
       key competitors mentioned.
(4)    INFORMATION ON COLLABORATION
       PI should describe in detail:
            the lead Singapore and Japan institutions involved in the project,
            details on the interaction among investigators of both countries,
            specific contribution and responsibilities of the Singapore and Japan investigators,
            how the proposed research will leverage on capabilities in Singapore and the Japan
               collaborating partners,
            involvement (eg. in terms of man-months per year) of Singapore PI, Co-Investigators
               and Collaborators,* and
            achievements that are relevant and necessary in ensuring success for the proposed
               research.*
       * The same should be provided for Japan Investigators.
(5)    MANPOWER & EQUIPMENT JUSTIFICATION
       Singapore PI should elaborate in detail the reasons for the requested manpower and
       equipment, highlighting the specific contribution to the deliverables of the project.
(6)    PREVIOUS PRELIMINARY WORK
       Singapore and Japan investigators should describe previous works that are related to this
       proposal and any preliminary results that would help support this proposal. They should also
       describe past collaborative efforts between themselves.



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                                  J.      DECLARATION

Please forward the completed and duly endorsed application form to your Head, Faculty
Dean and Office of Research for support of your proposal and onward transmission to
A*STAR and JST

My/Our proposal involves the use of (please indicate within box)

Human Subject
Use of Human Tissues or Cells
Animal Experimentation
Use of Animal Tissues or Cells
Requirement for containment Class 2 and above

Has the necessary ethical clearance been obtained for the proposal?

              Yes. A copy of the ethics approval is attached with the application.

              No. A copy of the ethics approval will be submitted before the commencement
              of the project.

 My/Our proposal does not involve the use of any of the above.


Please indicate against the following additional documents which are attached in support of
the grant application:

Letter(s) stating financial commitment from co-sharing partners
Quotations

I/We declare that the facts stated in this application and the accompanying
information are true and that this is an original and latest version of the proposal.

I/We also declare that no other versions of this proposal (or parts thereof) with similar
objectives, scope, deliverables or outcomes have been or will be submitted to any
other funding bodies.

Name of Applicant                         Signature                                  Date
Singapore Principal Investigator

Japan Principal Investigator

Singapore Co-Investigator

Singapore Co-Investigator

Singapore Co-Investigator




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                      K.       LIST OF APPROPRIATE INTERNATIONAL
                               REVIEWERS RECOMMENDED
                               (For Singapore Applicants Only)



Instructions:
1) Principal Investigators of the proposals and their Heads of Departments are to give at least five
    (5) recommendations each for appropriate international reviewers.
2) The criteria for the nomination of international reviewers are given below.


NOMINATED REVIEWERS SHOULD HAVE:
  I) Special knowledge of the science and engineering subfields involved in the proposals to be
     reviewed to evaluate competence, intellectual merit, and utility of the proposed activity.

    II) Broader or more generalized knowledge of the science and engineering subfields involved
        in the proposals to be reviewed to evaluated the broader impacts of the proposed activity.
        Reviewers with broad expertise are required for proposals involving substantial size or
        complexity, broad or multi-disciplinary content, or significant national or international
        implications.

    III) Broad knowledge of the infrastructure of the science and engineering enterprise, and its
         educational activities, to evaluate contributions to societal goals, scientific and engineering
         personnel, and distribution of resources to organizations and geographical areas.


NOMINATED REVIEWERS SHOULD NOT:
  I) Have disqualifying relationships with the principal investigator(s) (PI) in that PI and
     reviewer must NOT have/be:
         A family relationship, e.g. sibling, parent, spouse or child or any relatives with close
          personal relationship;
         Previous thesis advisor or thesis student;
         Collaborated on a project, book, article, report or paper within the last 48 months;
         Co-edited a journal, compendium or conference proceedings within the last 24 months;
         From the same organization.

    II) Have any financial interest in the proposed activity and the person should not be a
        prospective employer, or a prospective business/contractual partner whom PI has a financial
        relationship with.

    III) Be an investigator, project director or other person identified as party to a proposal or award
         i.e. collaborator.

    IV) Be from an institution with which PI is affiliated through:
            Current membership on a visiting committee;
            Current enrolment as a student;
            Receipt and retention of an honorarium or other form of award from the institution within
             the last 12 months.

    V) Be from an organization with which:
           the PI was connected within the last year or in which PI is an active participant e.g. chair
            a committee or subcommittee or act as spokesman or help direct the organization's
            activities;
           the PI's spouse, parent or dependent child is connected.




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PART 1: LIST OF APPROPRIATE INTERNATIONAL REVIEWERS RECOMMENDED BY
        PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND/OR TEAM MEMBERS

Reviewer 1
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer



Reviewer 2
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer



Reviewer 3
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer




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Reviewer 4
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer



Reviewer 5
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer




* Please add in more tables to include additional reviewers’ names if required.




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PART 2: LIST OF APPROPRIATE INTERNATIONAL REVIEWERS RECOMMENDED BY HEAD OF
        DEPARTMENT (OR HIS/HER NOMINEE) OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Reviewer 1
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer



Reviewer 2
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer



Reviewer 3
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer




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Reviewer 4
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer



Reviewer 5
Name of Reviewer & Designation

Expertise of Reviewer



Organization and Mailing Address



E-mail Address of Reviewer

Please state your relationship, if
any, with the reviewer




* Please add in more tables to include additional reviewers’ names if required.




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                                           L.    UNDERTAKING
                                      (For Singapore Applicants Only)


UNDERTAKING BY PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND ALL CO-INVESTIGATORS


      In signing the Grant Application, the Principal Investigator and all Co-Investigator(s)
      UNDERTAKE, on any Grant Award, to:
       Not send similar versions or part(s) of this proposal to other agencies for funding
       Submit supporting documents of ethics approval obtained from the relevant Institutional
           Review Board (IRB) and Animal Ethics Committee for studies involving human
           subjects/human tissues or cells, and animal/animal tissues or cells respectively.
       Be actively engaged in the execution of the research and comply with all laws, rules and
           regulations pertaining to animal and human ethics, including the Singapore Good Clinical
           Practice guidelines
       Ensure that A*STAR’s funding is acknowledged in all publications
       Ensure that all publications arising from research wholly or partly funded by A*STAR will be
           forwarded to A*STAR
       Obtain approval from A*STAR before engaging in any commercial activity that will exploit the
           findings of the research funded by Councils



------------------------------------------------------
Name and Signature of Principal Investigator
Date:



-----------------------------------------------          -----------------------------------------------
Name and Signature of Co-Investigator                    Name and Signature of Co-Investigator
Date:                                                    Date:


-----------------------------------------------          -----------------------------------------------
Name and Signature of Co-Investigator                    Name and Signature of Co-Investigator
Date:                                                    Date:


-----------------------------------------------          -----------------------------------------------
Name and Signature of Co-Investigator                    Name and Signature of Co-Investigator
Date:                                                    Date:


-----------------------------------------------          -----------------------------------------------
Name and Signature of Co-Investigator                    Name and Signature of Co-Investigator
Date:                                                    Date:




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UNDERTAKING BY HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (HOD)

      In signing the Grant Application, the Head of the Department UNDERTAKES, on any Grant
      Award, to:
       Ensure that approval from A*STAR has been obtained before engaging in any
           commercial activity that will exploit the findings of the research funded by A*STAR
       Read, support and agree to this proposal being carried out in the Department
       Ensure that the study complies with all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to animal
           and human ethics, including the Singapore Good Clinical Practice guidelines
       Ensure that all necessary licenses and approvals have been obtained or are being
           sought



------------------------------------------------------                    ---------------
Name and Signature of Head of Department                                        Date

* If the Principal Investigator is the Head of Department, UNDERTAKING by the HOD’s
Reporting officer is required.



------------------------------------------------------                    ---------------
Name, Designation and Signature                                                 Date


UNDERTAKING BY THE INSTITUTION

      In signing the Grant Application, the Institution UNDERTAKES, on any Grant Award, to:
       Provide appropriate support during the grant period
       Ensure that the funds provided are used for the appropriate purposes
       Ensure that the study complies with all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to animal
           and human ethics, including the Singapore Good Clinical Practice guidelines
       Ensure that approval from A*STAR has been obtained before engaging in any
           commercial activity that will exploit the findings of the research funded by A*STAR




------------------------------------------------------                    ---------------
Name and Signature of Director of Institution*                                Date

* If the Principal Investigator is the Director of the Institution, UNDERTAKING by the Director’s
Reporting officer is required.



------------------------------------------------------                    ---------------
Name, Designation and Signature                                                 Date




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                                                                       Form-1J
                              平成21年度

                   戦略的国際科学技術協力推進事業

                                 申請様式
研究交流分野
             「物性材料・デバイス」「フォトニクス・ナノオプティクス」
                     (物理科学の機能的応用)
国際研究交流の研究題名




日本側研究代表者
 氏名(ふりがな)_(姓)___________(名)____________
    (漢字)      ______________________________
 所属機関名 _________________________________
 所属部署 ___________________ 役職名 __________
 連絡先住所__________________________________
 電話番号                        FAX番号______________
 E-Mail アドレス_______________________________
 所属機関契約担当部署                       担当者名__________
 連絡先(Tel/Fax/E-mail) ___________________________


相手国研究代表者
 国名 _____________________
 氏名(ローマ字) _(姓)__________(名)__________
 所属機関名 _________________________________
 所属部署 ___________________ 役職名 __________
 連絡先住所_________________________________
 電話番号               FAX番号__________________
 E-Mail アドレス_______________________________


国際研究交流の研究期間
         /     /   ~         /      /     (年/月/日)(        年     ヶ月)

日本側の総費用
                                                     円

シンガポール側の総費用
                                                     SD




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                                                      Form-2J
                         研究概要

    キーワード




         目的




         方法




   期待される
   社会的・経済
    的貢献




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                                                      Form-3J

日本側研究代表者情報(CV)




シンガポール側研究代表者情報(CV)




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                                                                Form-4J

日本側チームの研究者
氏名             所属機関、部署              役職名           学位      専門
(リーダ)

(研究者)




シンガポール側チームの研究者
氏名             所属機関、部署              役職名           学位      専門
(リーダ)

(研究者)




(注)日本側チームの研究者は、大学等研究機関に所属する常勤の研究者を原則とします。た
だし、研究交流実施上の必要に応じて、大学院博士課程修了者及び博士課程在学者並びに他の
研究機関に所属する研究者等を加えることができます。




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                                                          Form-5J
研究交流の内容        -英語フォームセクションI.の和訳を7頁以内で記載ください-




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                                                      Form-6J
研究交流計画 -英語フォームセクションC.の和訳を記載ください-




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                                                                 Form-7J

経費計画 (日本側にかかる経費のみをご記入ください。)

<総額             千円>                                              (単位:千円)

          費目                平成 21 年度     平成 22 年度     平成 23 年度    平成 24 年度


1.試験研究費


(1)日本側研究者の給料


(2)設備備品費


(3)消耗品費


(4)その他


2.研究交流費


(1)旅費


(2)シンポジウム・セミナー等の開催費



3.間接経費


          合計

(注:年度は会計年度となります。表の項目追加が必要な場合は、追加して下さい。
なお、採択された場合は、予算との関係で支出金額については調整させていただきます。)




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経費計画 (シンガポール側にかかる経費のみをご記入ください。)

<総額             千 SD>                                         (単位:千 SD)

          費目                    2009 年度          2010 年度         2011 年度


1.試験研究費


(1)増員分人件費


(2)備品費


(3)研究に関する消耗品費(OOE)


(4)その他


2.研究交流費


(1)旅費


(2)シンポジウム・セミナー等の開催費



          合計

(注:年度は事業年度(プロジェクトイヤー)となります。表の項目追加が必要な場合は、
追加して下さい。)




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