The Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the UK Medical Research Council (UKRI MRC) are pleased to launch a call for proposals for UK-Japan collaborative research into neuroscience, neurodegenerative disease and dementia. This jointly funded initiative is aimed at fostering collaborative links between researchers in the UK and Japan. We invite joint applications (by parallel submission) from researchers based in the UK and Japan. 

For further information on the background, aim, objectives and scope please see the call webpage


Closing date for the joint submission of the Intention to Submit (ItS) is the 24th August 2022 at 16.00 GMT. Applicants are not expected to submit an ItS to AMED as well, however, all details submitted to the MRC will be shared with AMED. 

After the ItS deadline, applicants should not await a response from the funders but simply continue with the development of the full proposal to be submitted by the call deadline. UKRI will use the ItS to help prepare for the review process. 

Full Application Submission

UK and Japanese applicants must apply separately to their respective funding agencies for the funding component requested within each country, but this must be based around a common research plan and vision. The application must be JOINTLY prepared by both UK and Japanese applicants:

·         UK applicants must submit through the UK Joint electronic Submission (Je-S) System by 16:00 GMT on 22nd September 2022.
·         Japanese applicants must submit through the AMED online submission system e-Rad by 18:00 JST on 22nd September 2022.  

Please note failure to submit a valid application to the MRC and AMED by the respective deadlines will invalidate both submissions.

For further information, please contact (for UK based PI’s) and (for Japan based PI’s).


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