Calls for Proposals Early-stage Overseas FY 2021 [Pre-announcement] Japan-Lithuania Joint call for Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Pre-announcement
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study
Key Fields Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project
Submission Deadline Mid-June, 2021
Office of International Collaboration, Division of International Strategy, Department of International Strategy
E-mail: sicorp "at" (replace "at" with "@")
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Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) is going to launch the Joint Grant Call with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania in mid-April.
The target research area is “Basic research with the use of clinical data and bioresources in rare and undiagnosed diseases, and cancer” and expect synergies between Japan and Lithuania through 1) use of health/medical data and/or bioresources, 2) cooperation among biobanks, or 3) validation and standardisation of genomic medical research.

For further information, please refer to the application guidelines published on the AMED website in mid-April.

Program summary

SICORP provides support for international joint research projects on the basis of equal partnership in countries,regions,and fields of cooperation that have been designated as particularly important by the Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports,Science and Technology (MEXT) on the basis of intergovernmental agreements,in collaboration with funding agencies in the countries concerned.

The aim of this program is to contribute solutions to challenges facing world today and to bolster Japan’s scientific and technological capabilities through collaboration with a broad range of countries.
This program, with a view to disseminating excellent research results of our country to the world, expects to achieve synergies and develop mutually by collaborating with foreign countries and regions in science and technology that can be a source of our competitiveness.

Program Details

Solicitation Period

Mid-April, 2021 - Mid-June, 2021

How to Apply

This call requires applicants based in Japan and Lithuania to work in partnership on the research projects.
Japan-based applicants will submit the joint application via e-Rad according to the Application Guidelines published on the AMED website.


Last updated 04/01/21