Programs Project for Seeds Development and Research Base


This project supports basic research and international joint research to create and develop bases combining different fields, modalities and innovative seeds for creation of  new modalities. It also promotes development of systems to discover/transfer seeds and conduct high-quality clinical research & trials, establishment of a base of reverse translational research & empirical research in translational research among support centers and core clinical research hospitals.

List of our Programs

Programs Overview
Advanced Research & Development Programs for Medical Innovation This project develops time-limited research frameworks across organizational boundaries and promotes cutting-edge research and development designed to create and incubate revolutionary breakthroughs.
Project Promoting Clinical Trials for Development of New Drugs  This program aims to develop fundamental research in Japan and transform it into pharmaceutical approvals and create innovative drugs.
Project for evaluation of ARO  To support R&D for technological seeds originating in academia, the project seeks to evaluate the functions of AROs* and objectively ascertain, categorize and disclose each ARO’s distinguished support functions so as to match up each technological seed with the most suitable ARO, thereby making better use of AROs.
International Collaborative Research Program: Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)  The SATREPS program is a Japanese government program that promotes international joint research.
International Collaborative Research Program: Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)  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.
International Collaborative Research Program: The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP)  The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (hereinafter referred to as the “e-ASIA JRP”) aims to develop a vibrant and collaborative research community in Science and Technology, to promote innovation in the East Asian region, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.
International Collaborative Research Program for Tackling the NTDs (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Challenges in African countries  This program will be implemented at universities and other research institutes both in Japan and African countries to achieve the goal of controlling NTDs (Neglected Tropical Diseases).
International Collaborative Research Program: The Interstellar Initiative The program recognizes the world’s most promising Early Career Investigators and connects them with peers, in related but distinct disciplines, providing a platform for them to develop a solution to a major medical research question. The aim is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and thereby catalyze discovery.
Advanced International Collaborative Research Program - Adopting Sustainable Partnerships for Innovative Research Ecosystem (ASPIRE)
  • Adopting Sustainable Partnerships for Innovative Research Ecosystem (ASPIRE) aims to provide sufficient funds for large-scale collaborative joint research projects in cutting-edge fields, to be conducted at the initiative of the Japanese government in collaboration with advanced countries with high standards of science and technology.
  • Under the cooperation of funding agencies in between Japan and partner country, this new fund will support international joint research strategically by enabling flexibility to set the research budget and support period.
  • Through this international research collaboration, Japanese researchers will be encouraged to join the world’s leading scientific community. The exchange and connection of excellent young researchers from Japan and partner countries will also be strengthened. This will promote international talent mobility and circulation, and contribute to long-term collaborative networks.
  • Proposal solicitation, evaluation, adoption, support, etc. in this program will be conducted by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and AMED will support research projects in the field of “Healthcare”.
Research Program on the challenges of Global Health issues  This program promotes research related to global-scale public health issues in areas including identifying disease etiologies, investigating methods of prevention, and standardizing methods of disease diagnosis and treatment.
U.S. - Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program: USJ CMSP (Research on Global Health Issues)  The U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP), one of the oldest bilateral programs in the history of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of United States, was established in 1965. The program continues to maintain its value as a unique tool to foster research collaboration among the US, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)  AMED provide funding to the International Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Organization, which supports innovative, interdisciplinary, and novel basic research focusing on the elaborate and complex mechanism of the living body. The HFSP supports new types of multinational studies combining specialized knowledge of different disciplines with an innovative approach.

List of Terminated Program

Programs Overview
Support Program for Biostatisticians / Project Promoting Clinical Trials for Development of New Drugs and Medical Devices  With the objective of introducing excellent biostatisticians to institutions conducting clinical trials, this program supports the efforts of training biostatisticians through collaboration between graduate schools that conduct school education and hospitals that conduct practical training. The goal is to consequently increase the number of high-quality biostatisticians with high ethical and scientific objectivity as practitioners.

Last updated 10/28/20