Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2020 Japan-Canada Joint Grant Call for Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Grants/Funding Opportunities
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study
Key Fields Health and Clinical Data Project, Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project
Submission Deadline 09/15/20 Tue 20:00 (JST)
Office of International Collaboration, Division of International Strategy, Department of International Strategy
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Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) is pleased to announce Japan-Canada joint grant call for proposals in the field of "Advancing Epigenetic Technologies" on SICORP in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This is the 1st joint funding program after Memorandum of Cooperation that was signed between AMED and the CIHR.
Please refer to an Application Guideline for more detailes.
(1) Research field
“Advancing Epigenetic Technologies”
(2) Project size
7.00 million yen per year for each project *excluding indirect costs
(3) Research period
3 years (FY2020-FY2023)
(4) Expected number of project to be selected
0-3 project(s)

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


Japan-based applicants

Early career researchers are eligible to apply for this grant call. Please refer to [Application Guideline] II. ELIGIBILITY and [Supplemental Guideline (for only Japan-based co-applicants)] (page 3) for further information.

Solicitation Period

06/22/20 Mon - 09/15/20 Tue 20:00 (JST)

How to Apply

The Japan and Canada-based co-applicants should use the application forms issued by AMED and CIHR. The co-applicants from Japan and Canada shall work together to write a proposal and apply electronically as designated in [Application Guideline] "IV. Application" section.

Japan-based co-applicants

Electronic submission of both [Application Form] and [Additional Application Form (written in Japanese and/or English for only Japan-based co-applicants)] though e-Rad is required by 20:00 (Japan Standard Time) on 15th of September (Tue) 2020.




Last updated 06/22/20