Calls for Proposals Overseas FY 2021 AMED awards 3 joint research projects with NordForsk, the Academy of Finland, the Research Council of Norway, and the Swedish Research Council – FY2021 Japan-Nordic Joint 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
Office of International Collaboration, Division of International Strategy, Department of International Strategy
E-mail: sicorp "at" (Replace "at" with "@")

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The Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and NordForsk issued a Japan-Nordic joint call for proposals "Japan-Nordic Frontier Research Projects for Healthy Longevity" in collaboration with the Academy of Finland, the Research Council of Norway and the Swedish Research Council, and closed the call on 7 October 2021. All proposals were evaluated by the expert review panel (appendix. Japan-Nordic joint call expert review panel), and the AMED and NordForsk decided to support following three joint projects.

List of Awardees

Project Role Affiliation Title Name
Nordic-Japan multidomain interventions for healthy aging and prevention of dementia and disability
Project Leader Karolinska Institute
in Sweden
Professor Miia Kivipelto
Japanese co-PI National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology President ARAI Hidenori
Molecular and structural biomarkers for personalised care in osteoarthritis Project Leader Lund University
in Sweden
Professor Martin Englund
Juntendo University Associated Professor ISHIJIMA Muneaki
Unveiling the risk factors of ageing to promote healthy longevity Project Leader University of Oslo
in Norway
Associate Professor Evandro Fei Fang
Japanese co-PI Chiba University Professor YOKOTE Koutaro

Please refer to the NordForsk website for more information.


Application period

24 June 2021 - 7 October 2021

Panel meeting

8 November 2021

Number of applications


Number of awardees



Last updated 12/16/21