Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2021 e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) – Joint Call for “Health Research: Infectious Diseases, Cancer Research”

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※Updated on 17th December, 2020; This URL address has been updated in "Application Guideline".


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 Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project
Submission Deadline 03/29/21 Mon
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 a call for proposals for FY 2021 e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) in “Health Research" field.

# Research area Project size (excluding indirect costs) Research period Number of projects to be selected
1 Infectious Diseases

Approx. 8 million yen per year for each project

min. of 3 years


0-3 projects
2 Cancer Research

Approx. 8 million yen per year for each project

min. of 3 years


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 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. Thailand: National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)
  10. Thailand: National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
  11. United States of America: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  12. United States of America: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
    Diseases (NIAID)

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 asian countries 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
2) Cancer Research

Program Details


Japan-based applicants

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

Solicitation Period

12/15/20 Tue - 03/29/21 Mon

Lead PI must submit Proposals by e-mail to the e-ASIA JRP Secretariat by 17:00 (Thai Standard Time, UTC+7) on 29th March 2021.

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 (Form 1J2J) through the online application system, “e-Rad” by 17:00 (Japanese Standard Time) on 29th March 2021.



Last updated 12/17/20