The JCSDA supports scientific development work in priority areas including:
This research is done with proposal-based funds (internal research) as well as with external grants and contracts awarded via a competitive process open to the broader scientific community (external research).
There are also core projects that are not subject to the competitive process but are regulated by an on-going agreement between the funding agency and the project principal investigators (directed research).
In addition, the JCSDA partners conduct their own internal projects and some of them are directly related to the JCSDA activities. These projects are labeled in-kind research projects.