By implementing and supporting joint projects in strategically important research fields as determined by its Board, the e-ASIA Joint Research Program aims to promote collaboration with and among members and prospective members of the e-ASIA JRP and to contribute to the future development of science and technology in the East Asian region.
Proposals for research projects in the field of “Infectious Diseases” were jointly called for by JST of Japan, MOH of Cambodia, RISTEK (soon to be renamed) of Indonesia, MOH of Lao P.D.R., HRC of New Zealand, DOST of the Philippines, NSTDA of Thailand, and NCI and NIAID of the United States.
Researchers at universities, research institutes or private companies in Japan were invited to submit proposals.
Three years (36 months).
Support of the selected project under this call will be transferred to AMED as of its establishment in April 2015. Thereafter, AMED will provide 31.2 million JPY (maximum) to the Japanese researchers of each project.
Funding provided within this call is intended to enhance the capacity of the applicants to collaborate. Funding will therefore be provided mainly in support of activities that enable collaboration such as travel and holding symposia/seminars, and may cover some local research expenses such as facilities, equipment and consumables that are necessary for the collaboration.
Expert evaluations were initially commissioned separately by member organizations relevant to the received proposals, namely JST of Japan, MOH of Cambodia, RISTEK of Indonesia, MOH of Lao P.D.R., HRC of New Zealand, DOST of the Philippines, NSTDA of Thailand, and NCI and NIAID of United States, to assess the proposals received, on which basis the relevant parties and e-ASIA JRP Board negotiated to jointly select the successful projects. The following were among the general criteria considered in the evaluation process: