Calls for Proposals Early-stage Overseas FY 2020 AMED awards 2 joint research projects with DFG in the area of “Computational Connectomics” – FY2020 Japan-Germany Joint Grant Call for Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Awarded projects
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study
Key Fields Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project
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The Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V (DFG) launched a Japan-Germany joint grant call for proposals in the field of "Neuroscience - Computational Connectomics". All proposals were evaluated by the evaluation panels in Japan and Germany (appendix. AMED evaluation panel), and AMED and DFG jointly decided to support the following two joint proposals.

List of Awardees

Project Country Affiliation Principal Investigator
Computational and Physiological Approaches to the Primate Anxiety Connectome Japan Kyoto University Program-specific Associate Professor AMEMORI Ken-ichi
Germany Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics /Director
University of Tübingen Director /Professor
Peter Dayan
The role of dynamic neural functional coupling in spontaneous thought Japan The University of Tokyo Project Assistant Professor CAI Mingbo
Germany Max Planck Institute for Human Development /Group Leader Nicolas Schuck


Call open 10 April 2020 - 1 July 2020
Evaluation committee 5 October 2020
Number of Proposals 6
Number of Awardees 2


Last updated 12/08/20