Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2020 AMED awards 2 joint research projects in the area of “Infectious Diseases (including AMR)” and "Cancer Research" - e-ASIA Joint Research Program


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Awarded projects
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Study, Clinical Trials
Key Fields Other programs(1st)
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As a part of the e-ASIA Joint Research Program, the joint grant call for proposals in the research area of “Infectious Diseases (including AMR)” and “Cancer Research” was launched from 16th January 2020 to 21st May in 2020.

All proposals submitted by Japan-based researchers were evaluated by the program evaluation committees (appendix. AMED Program Evaluation Committees) in Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), and after the joint review process among the member organizations participating in the call for proposals, AMED decided to support the following two projects.

Research Area Project Title Country PI Affiliation Title
Infectious Diseases(including AMR) Identification of molecular and cellular pathways predicting susceptibility or
resistance to severe dengue fever
Australia Diana Hansen The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of
Medical Research
Laboratory Head
Indonesia Tedjo Sasmono Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology Senior Research Fellow / Head of
Dengue Research Unit
Japan Kouichi Morita Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki
Cancer Research Novel precision-based treatments for biliary tract cancer Australia John Mariadason La Trobe University Professor /  Division Head
Thailand Temduang Limpaiboon Khon Kaen University Professor
Japan Yoshimasa Saito Faculty of Pharmacy,  Keio University Professor


Call Open 2020.1.16 - 2020.5.21
Evaluation Committees (AMED) 2020.7.27
Joint Review at e-ASIA Board Meeting 2020.9.11
  Infectious Diseases, including AMR Cancer Research
Number of applications 13 7
Number of accepted applications 11 7
Number of  awarded applications 1 1


Last updated 12/16/20