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Southeast Asia - Europe Joint Funding Scheme for research and innovation

Southeast Asia - Europe Joint Call Projects must comprise of at least 3 partners from 3 different countries (either 2 partners from 2 different Southeast Asian countries and 1 European partner or 2 partners from 2 different European countries and 1 Southeast Asian partner) applying for funding from funding agencies participating in the call. Funding will be provided for the duration of a maximum of three years (36 months).


Deadline: 15 October 2020 12:00 (noon) CET/ 17:00 Jakarta time

Thematic areas:

1. Infectious Diseases (incl. COVID-19)

There is a strong potential for collaboration in the area of COVID-19 as the whole world is affected by the outbreak situation and require actions, which can contribute tackling the COVID-19 related challenges. Hence, the thematic area of Infectious Diseases may include COVID-19 and related post-crisis research, e.g.:

·Research into preventive measures against the next pandemic or epidemic

·Long term studies e.g. related to population genomics, drugs, vaccines

·Post-crisis research to mitigate the impact (e.g. PTSD or other mental health research)

This list of sub-thematic areas does not exclude the submission of project proposals without a COVID-19 related thematic focus.

2. Nanotechnologies

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are highly interdisciplinary and cut across industrial and commercial sectors to research and create new materials and devices with remarkable properties and functions. To name but a few, nanotechnology is being used in medicine, electronics, food, manufacturing and materials or water purification.

Countries contributing to the 5th Call are:

Southeast Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, The Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand

Europe: Belgium, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey


Application Process

Proposals for S&T projects have to be submitted electronically using PT-Outline Web Tool



Deadline: 16 November 2020 12:00 (noon) CET/ 18:00 Jakarta time

Thematic areas:

1. Digital Health (including Infectious Diseases)

Digital health is the convergence and use of modern digital technologies and services to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicines more personalized and precise. It would offer more innovative ways for monitoring health and well-being. These technologies include but are not limited to, telemedicine, mobile phones and applications, wearable devices, remote monitoring sensors. It also involves the development of interconnected health systems to improve the use of computational technologies, smart devices, computational analysis techniques and communication media to support healthcare professionals and patients manage illnesses and health risks, as well as promote health and well-being.

2. Bioeconomy (including Application of ICT-based Technologies)

The Bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals, and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials, and energy. Bioeconomy is a top-priority on the research agendas of the EU and ASEAN countries.

In addition to Bioeconomy issues, ICT is a crucial instrument for finding scalable and sustainable solutions. In the EU-STI Roadmap, pilots will be launched for innovative service creation based on existing technologies, with a focus on the participation of relevant innovation stakeholders from developing countries, including end-user community representatives (ICT-39-2016-2017: International partnership building in low and middle income countries in WP 2016-2017).

Countries contributing to the 6th Call are:

Southeast Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, The Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand

Europe: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, and Turkey

Application Process

Proposals for Innovation projects have to be submitted electronically using PT-Outline Web Tool


Remark: This year, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) is joining only on the 5th Call which are Infectious Diseases (including COVID-19) and Nanotechnologies, and Thailand Center for Excellence for Life Science (TCELS) is joining the 6th call on Digital Health (including Infectious Diseases).

More details on the Southeast Asia -Europe Joint Funding Scheme: 5th and 6th Joint Call for Proposals available Here (

For further information, please contact

Ms. Phawika Rueannoi, International Collaboration, NSTDA

Tel: 02-1176935