Calls for Proposals FY 2021 International Collaborative Research Program for Tackling the NTDs (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Challenges in African Countries
|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, Infectious disease|
|Submission Deadline||07/20/21 Tue noon (JST)|
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Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for FY 2021 International Collaborative Research Program for Tackling the NTDs (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Challenges in African countries.
|Name of field/R&D projects being solicited||Scale of R&D funds
(not including indirect costs)
|R&D period to be implemented||Planned number of new projects|
|Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)||
Approx. 30 million JPY per year
|Max. of 5 years
|0 to 1 project|
This year the program accepts research and development proposals targeting the following diseases selected from the “Neglected Tropical Diseases” defined by the World Health Organization.
Buruli ulcer; Echinococcosis; Human African trypanosomiasis; Leishmaniasis; Leprosy; Mycetoma, chromoblastomycosis and other deep mycoses; Onchocerciasis; Schistosomiasis; Taeniasis and cysticercosis
For details, please refer to the Application Guidelines.
This project aims at developing of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic measures and drug discovery for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) at research institutions in Japan and African countries in order to implement the research outcomes in society, as well as fostering young scientists of Japan and Africa through international joint research.
Eligible Applicants for this program shall be researchers affiliated with a research institute in Japan that fulfills the conditions shown in “Application Guidelines” and who have the capability to take responsibility for formulating an R&D implementation plan and compiling the research accomplishments for the R&D project for which the application is being submitted (hereinafter referred to as “R&D Principal Investigator” [PI]).
※Please refer Application Guideline II. Application Requirements.
Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.
How to Apply
This call requires Japan-based researchers to develop proposals jointly with researchers in African countries. The Japan-based researchers must submit the proposal documents via e-Rad as applicants according to the application guidelines to be published on AMED website on this June.
Please note that proposals can be registered for e-Rad only during the hours when e-Rad is available.
Last updated 06/18/21