The Working Group on Research Projects held an in-person meeting in the IAMU Secretariat, Tokyo, Japan on 13 and 14 September 2022.  Adam Przybyłowski (GMU), Christian Matthews (LJMU), Avtandil Gegenava (BSMA), Yusuke Mori and Shigemi Matsuzaki (IAMU Secretariat) met physically to select research projects for funding both for All Academic Staff and Young Academic Staff for FY2023. WG members further discussed the effectiveness of the research evaluation system for future research project evaluations. The meeting was the first meeting held at the IAMU Secretariat since the global pandemic.