The Working Group on Research Projects held the first hybrid (combination of physical and online) meeting in Gdynia, Poland. on 28 and 29 September 2021.  Adam Przybyłowski (GMU), Christian Matthews (LJMU), Avtandil Gegenava (BSMA), and Yusuke Mori (IAMU Secretariat) met physically and online for selecting research projects for funding both for All Academic Staff and Young Academic Staff for FY2022. WG members further discussed on the effectiveness of the research evaluation system for future research projects. The meeting was hosted by Gdynia Maritime University, the Head of Academic Affairs Committee.