Calls for Proposals FY 2022 Japan-UK Joint Call for Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)

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※Updated on 14th September, 2022; Page 6 of “Supplemental application form for Japan-based applicants” has been updated.


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, Neurological and Psychiatric disorders, Aging and Dementia
Submission Deadline 09/22/22 Thu 18:00 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 Medical Research Council (MRC).

Research fields Project size Research period Expected number of projects to be selected
Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative disease and Dementia 23.07 million yen per year for each project
*excluding indirect costs
maximum 3 years
0-3 project(s)

For further information, please refer to the 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


Please refer to the Guidance for applicants (2. Who can apply?) and the Supplemental guidelines for Japan-based applicants.

Solicitation Period

08/04/22 Thu - 09/22/22 Thu 18:00 JST (e-Rad) for Japan-based applicants

*Deadline for UK-based applicants is 16:00 Thursday September 22nd GMT

How to Apply

The co-applicants from Japan and UK shall work together to write a common research proposal. The Japan-based applicants are required to submit the proposal with Supplemental application form (written in Japanese) to AMED via e-Rad by 18:00 (JST) on September 22nd, 2022.

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

* For UK-based applicants, further information is available at Section 3 on the Guidance for applicants.

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




Last updated 09/14/22