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2017.10.06Calls for Proposals FY2017 International Collaborative Research Program for Tackling the NTDs (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Challenges in African countries

※Updated on October 6; Application Guidelines Page 11

Invitation for Research Proposals

Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for FY 2017 International Collaborative Research Program for Tackling the NTDs (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Challenges in African countries.

Name of field/R&D projects being solicitedScale of R&D fundsPeriod in which R&D is scheduled to be implementedPlanned number of new awarded projects
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Around 40 million yen per year for each project (including indirect costs)

Max. of 5 years
Around 2 projects


This program will be implemented at universities and other research institutes both in Japan and African countries to achieve the goal of controlling NTDs. The program covers research and development in the medical and public hygiene fields, including from basic research to the establishment of methods for diagnosis, surveillance, prevention, drug discovery and treatment. It also includes research on proposing policies and operations, such as a public-hygiene system to control NTDs, based on the results of the aforementioned research and development. During these activities, through close cooperation at local sites, centers for international joint research and cooperative activities will be established to help local researchers continue and extend their efforts over a long period. These centers are also expected to provide training and education to prospective young African researchers with the aim of contributing to innovation in Africa.

Requirement for Application

Eligible Applicants for this program shall be researchers affiliated with a research institute in Japan that fulfills the conditions shown in “Application Guidelines” and who have the capability to take responsibility for formulating an R&D implementation plan and compiling the research accomplishments for the R&D project for which the application is being submitted (hereinafter referred to as “R&D Principal Investigator” [PI]).

※Please refer Application Guideline II. Application Requirements.

Solicitation Period

Application start date: September 27, 2017
Application deadline: 12:00 noon (Japan time) on Monday November 13, 2017

Submission of R&D Proposals

Applicants are required to submit proposal documents via e-Rad by the deadline.

※Please refer Application Guideline III. Application/Selection Implementation Methods


Division of International Collaboration, Department of International Affairs, AMED
E-mail:africa-ntds“AT” (Replace “AT” with “@”)

Reference (*Updated on October 6;)

(Updated on October 6; Page 11)
"the Research Proposal (Form 1) is to be prepared in English, but the abstract must be prepared in both English and Japanese."

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