Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2022 Japan-Australia Joint Call for Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP) for Early Career Researchers


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Grants/Funding Opportunities
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study
Key Fields Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project, Aging and Dementia
Submission Deadline 06/22/22 Wed 17:00 JST (e-Rad) for Japan-based applicants
Office of International Collaboration, Division of International Strategy, Department of International Strategy
E-mail: sicorp "at" (Replace "at" with "@")

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Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) is pleased to invite proposals to the Joint Call with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Research fields Project size Research period Expected number of projects to be selected
Research and development on the prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of dementia 7.69 million yen per year for each project
*excluding indirect costs
min. of 3 years
0-3 project(s)

For further information, please refer to the Call text: NHMRC-AMED 2022 Dementia Collaborative Research Scheme Call Specific Guidance for Applicants and the Supplemental guidelines for Japan-based applicants.

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


Only Early Career Researchers can apply to this joint call.
For further information, please refer to the Call Text (2. Prospective Applicants) and the Supplemental guidelines for Japan-based applicants.

Solicitation Period

04/27/22 Wed - 06/22/22 Wed 17:00 JST (e-Rad) for Japan-based applicants

How to Apply

The co-applicants from Japan and Australia shall work together to write a common research proposal (Common Application). The Japan-based applicants are required to submit above Common Application as well as a Supplemental application form (written in Japanese) to AMED via e-Rad by 17:00 (JST) on June 22, 2022.

For more details, please refer to the Call Text and the Supplemental guidelines for Japan-based applicants.

* For the Australia-based applicants, further information is available at Section 7 on the NHMRC-AMED 2022 Dementia Collaborative Research Scheme grant guidelines.

* This call for collaborative proposals will require a set of applicants (co-applicants) who will be serving as co-Chief Investigators (CI) based in Australia and Japan to work in partnership on research projects. Research teams with partners from only one country are not eligible.




Last updated 04/27/22