CRDF Global: U.S. – Japan Medical Sciences Awards in Infectious Disease/Immunology

CRDF Global is accepting proposals from joint U.S., Japan, and other Regional Asia-Pacific (APac) based investigators working in the field of infectious disease and immunology research for the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) Collaborative Awards, 2021. This initiative is jointly conducted by CRDF Global utilizing funds provided by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). USJCMSP Collaborative Awards, 2021 represents the fifth round of a collaborative award program that was initiated in 2016, following the 50th anniversary celebration of the USJCMSP.  The awards program aims to promote the inclusion of early-career and female scientists in collaborative research.

The purpose of the USJCMSP collaborative awards is to foster new or expanded infectious disease and immunology focused biomedical research collaborations between researchers in Japan, the APac region, and U.S. investigators and institutions.  It is expected that proposals will focus on questions of direct relevance to the APac region that will add to global knowledge about infectious diseases and immunology.  The USJCMSP continues to promote collaborations, especially to include early-stage and female scientists from around the region.