Infectious Disease and Immunology Research: U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) Collaborative Award Initiative, 2016

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Infectious Disease and Immunology Research: U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) Collaborative Award Initiative, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

**NOTE: Electronic Proposal Submission (EPS) website will be active Sept. 15***

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

The RFP for this program has been revised as of September 2 with the following changes:

  • Changes to allowable costs for the US sub-team and APac sub-team
  • Changes to sub-team proposal budgets

Download the revised RFP and proposal forms/templates at bottom of page.

CRDF Global is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) from collaborative research teams consisting of investigators from the U.S., Japan, and/or other Asia-Pacific countries focused on basic and clinical immunology and endemic and emerging infectious disease research relevant to the Asian Pacific region.

The 2016 Infectious Disease and Immunology Research: U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) Collaborative Awards initiative for the Japan and the Asian Pacific region follows the USJCMSP 50th anniversary and 18th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) in the Pacific on January 11-15, 2016 in North Bethesda, Maryland. Funding for awards is provided by CRDF Global [utilizing funds provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)] and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).  

The Primary goals and objectives of the program are to:

  • Foster new or expanded infectious disease and immunology focused biomedical research collaborations between researchers in Japan, the Asia-Pacific region, and U.S. investigators and institutions.  It is expected that proposals will focus on questions of direct relevance to the Asia Pacific region that will add to global knowledge about endemic and emerging infectious diseases. 
  • Provide start-up or supplemental funding to facilitate the early development or expansion of collaborative research programs and the collection of key preliminary data that could be used to prepare more substantive grant proposals.
  • Encourage mentoring and training of early-stage and female investigators through collaborations with mid-career and senior investigators in the areas of infectious diseases and immunology.

Eligible proposal topics include the following diseases and research areas:

  • Acute Respiratory Infections
  • HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities
  • Cholera and other Bacterial Enteric Diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and other Mycobacteria
  • Other Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Nutrition and Metabolism (related to infectious or immunologic diseases)
  • Other Viral Diseases

Six to eight awards, each up to $50,000 USD, will be made in support of one-year projects, with the possibility of up to one year no-cost extension if justified. Refer to the RFP for eligible composition and budget allocation structures between U.S., Japan, and Asia-Pacific sub-teams. 

To apply, please download the documents below and submit application to https://eps.crdfglobal.org/USJCMSP