Calls for Proposals Early-stage Female Overseas FY 2020 e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) – Joint Call for “Health Research: Infectious Diseases (including AMR), Cancer Research”


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Grants/Funding Opportunities
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Study, Clinical Trials
Key Fields Japan Cancer Research Project, Emerging/ Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Project Of Japan, Other Programs
Submission Deadline 2020.4.23 Thu
Division of International Collaboration, Department of International Affairs
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Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for FY 2020 e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) in “Health Research" area.

  Research Field Project size (excluding indirect costs) Research period Number of projects to be selected
1 Infectious Diseases (including AMR)

Around 8 million yen per year for each project

min. of 3 years


0-3 projects
2 Cancer Research

Around 8 million yen per year for each project

min. of 3 years


0-3 projects

NOTE: Except for above Research Fields, AMED does NOT accept any proposals in Research Topic of "Mental Health".

Program summary

The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (hereinafter referred to as the “e-ASIA JRP”) aims to develop a vibrant and collaborative research community in Science and Technology, to promote innovation in the East Asian region, and to contribute to the region’s economic development. As part of the program, the following Member Organizations of the e-ASIA JRP have agreed to implement a joint call for proposals of multilateral cooperative research activities.

Participating Member Organizations (listed in alphabetical order):

  1. Anstralia: National Health and Medical Reseach Council (NHMRC)
  2. Cambodia: Ministry of Health (MOH)
  3. Indonesia: Ministry of Research and Technology/ National Research and
    Innovation Agency (RISTEK/BRIN)
  4. Japan: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
  5. Lao PDR: Ministry of Health (MOH)
  6. Myanmar: Ministry of Education (MOE)
  7. New Zealand: Health Research Council (HRC)
  8. Philippines: Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCHRD)
  9. Russia: Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)
  10. Thailand: Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS)
  11. United States of America: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
    Diseases (NIAID)
  12. Vietnam: Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Aim of Joint Call and Research Area

The aim of the joint call is not only to contribute to the development of regional science but also to overcome public health and medical problems in East Asia through multilateral collaboration. The field of “Health Research” in the e-ASIA JRP, therefore, invites research proposals that focus on the following research areas:

1) Infectious Diseases (including AMR)
2) Cancer Research

Program Details


Japan-based applicants

Please refer Application Guideline I. Eligibility for Japan-based applicants.

Solicitation Period

2020.1.16 Thu - 2020.4.23 Thu

Proposals must be submitted by e-mail to the e-ASIA JRP Secretariat by 17:00 (Thai Standard Time, UTC+7) on 23rd April 2020.

Yoshihide Kobayashi (Mr.)
e-ASIA JRP Secretariat
E-mail: easia_secretariat"at", Replace "at" with "@".

Japanese applicants must also submit a project title, a summary of the project, and detailed budget information in Japanese with their application forms through the online application system, “e-Rad” by 17:00 (Japanese Standard Time) on 23rd April 2020.


Last updated 2020.1.16