Division of Research Programs Advanced International Collaborative Research Program - Adopting Sustainable Partnerships for Innovative Research Ecosystem (ASPIRE)


Key Fields Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study
Address: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development(AMED)
Department of International Strategy, Division of Research Programs
TEL: +81-3-6870-2216
E-mail: amed-aspire“AT”amed.go.jp
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  • 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”.

Last updated 04/27/23