Grant Programs

About Programs

Based on the Plan for Promotion of Medical Research and Development prescribed by the government of Japan, AMED promotes integrated R&D in the field of medicine, from basic research to clinical trials, focusing on nine interrelated areas including regenerative medicine and oncology. In addition to ensuring that outcomes are linked through to practical application, it undertakes projects with the aim of comprehensively and effectively establishing and maintaining an environment for this R&D. These projects are conducted on the basis of wide-ranging invitations for proposals from researchers at universities, research institutes, and corporations, as well as from institutions. Proposals received are evaluated appropriately, selecting projects and the researchers to implement them. In order to maximize research outcomes, AMED provides a variety of support, including initiatives for the prevention of research misconduct in order to ensure proper research, support for research institutes working to secure intellectual property, support for corporate alliances targeting practical application, and support for international joint research.

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2017.4.12
Calls for Proposals (FY2017) Advanced Research and Development Programs for Medical Innovation (AMED-CREST, PRIME)
2017.3.28
Calls for Proposals (Update) AMED-A*STAR Joint call for Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)
2017.3.17
Calls for Proposals (Update) FY2017 Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) collaborative call: Prevention and Management of Mental Disorders
2017.2.17
(Update) Initiative on Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (IRUD)
2016.12. 23
Calls for Proposals FY2016 e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) – Joint Call for “Health Research: Infectious Diseases, Cancer Research”

Management and Evaluation Framework

AMED assigns program directors (PD), program supervisors (PS), and program officers (PO) who have top-class academic backgrounds and R&D achievements in the appropriate field of research, and are knowledgeable concerning the evaluation of R&D topics and operation of R&D projects. PDs, PSs, and POs work together to gain an understanding of research topics in all interrelated areas. They provide sophisticated expert coordination for program operation in the interrelated areas for which they are responsible and promote cooperation between interrelated areas. They also evaluate and discover excellent R&D proposals, and provide integrated management of the program so that basic research outcomes are linked through to clinical research and practical application.

List of our Programs

Last updated 2017.3.30

Research Integrity