Calls for Proposals Selected Early Career Investigators under the FY 2023 Interstellar Initiative Program


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Awarded projects
R&D phase Basic Study
Key Fields Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project
Division of Strategic Planning, Department of International Strategy, AMED
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AMED called for applications for the 2023-2024 Interstellar Initiative Program from early-career investigators in Japan and overseas. After the considerable discussion, the Evaluation Committee selected the following twenty-six applications.

Awardees in Japan

Name Affiliation/Institution Position/Title
AOKI Sho Tohoku University Assistant Professor
FUJITA Daishi Kyoto University Associate Professor
KOIDE Shuhei The University of Tokyo Assistant Professor
LI Junjie Kyushu University Associate Professor
MAEDA Keiko Nagoya University Assistant Professor
NOMOTO Takahiro The University of Tokyo Associate Professor
TOYONAGA Takahiko The Jikei University School of Medicine Assistant Professor
WAKAMATSU Manabu Nagoya University Assistant Professor
WU Quan Kyoto University Program-Specific Senior Lecturer

(Syllabary order/without honorifics)

Overseas awardees

First Name Last Name Affiliation/Institution Position/Title Country
Elisa Corsiero Queen Mary University of London Lecturer in Immunology UK
Mahdieh Danesh Yazdi Stony Brook University Assistant Professor USA
Mirco Dindo University of Perugia Assistant Professor Italy
Daniel Hachim Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Assistant Professor Chile
Ryo Higuchi-Sanabria University of Southern California Assistant Professor USA
Sho Iketani Columbia University Irving Medical Center Assistant Professor USA
Amit Ranjan Maity Amity University Associate Professor India
Ross Milton University of Geneva Assistant Professor (TT) Switzerland
Salahuddin Mohammed Notre Dame of Maryland University Assistant Professor USA
Sivaraj Mohana Sundaram SRM Institute of Science & Technology Assistant Professor India
Megan Peters University of California Irving Assistant Professor USA
Carol San Martin University of Chile Assistant Professor Chile
Marc Schneeberger Pane Yale University Assistant Professor USA
Ross Thyer Rice University Assistant Professor USA
Pamela Urrutia Universidad de Chile Assistant Professor Chile
Saining Xie New York University Assistant Professor USA
Houlong Zhuang Arizona State University Assistant Professor USA
(Alphabetical order/without honorifics)

Evaluation Process

Call open 5 April 2023 – 22 May 2023
Evaluation committee 18 July 2023
  Number of Applications Number of Reviewed Applications Number of Selected Applications
Investigators in Japan 22 22 9
Overseas Investigators 62 62 17


Last updated 11/14/23