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2018 e-ASIA Joint Research Program Call for Proposals


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2018 e-ASIA Joint Research Program Call for Proposals

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

On behalf of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), CRDF global is pleased to promote the e-ASIA Joint Research Program Research Cooperation in the field of health research. The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) aims to develop a vibrant and collaborative research community in Science and Technology, to promote innovation in the Eastern Asian region, and to contribute to the region’s economic developments.  Through multilateral collaboration for medical research and development in the field of Health Research the aim of the joint call is not only to contribute to development of regional science, but also to overcome public and medical problems in East Asia in the near future. The e-ASIA JRP invites joint research proposals in the areas of Infectious Diseases and Cancer. The following current member organizations of the e-ASIA JRP have agreed to establish joint funding of multilateral cooperative activities:

  • Cambodia: Ministry of Health (MOH)
  • Indonesia: Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI)
  • Japan: Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
  • Myanmar: Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • New Zealand: Health Research Council (HRC)
  • Russia: Russia Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)
  • Thailand: National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
  • The Philippines: Department of Science and Technology (DOST)  
  • United State of America: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • United State of America: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Composition of Joint Research Project Proposal:
It is necessary for the joint research project to be a multilateral collaborative research by researchers from three or more countries among the participating countries listed above. Applicants can freely propose combinations of participating countries. Support for each joint research project will be provided by participating funding organizations of each country to the research teams of each country.

The duration of a cooperative research project will be three years (36 months), in total, from the start date. Details of conditions of support will vary by country. Applicants should refer to the Appendix in the attached Guidelines for each Party’s conditions.

Guidelines and Application Forms are available respectively at: and 

Frequently asked questions are available here.

Deadline for submission:
Proposals should be submitted to the e-ASIA Secretariat at the email address by 7:00 (Thai Standard Time, UTC+7) on April 26, 2018

For more information about the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (JRP), please go to For general Inquiries, please contact

Application Package: