10th Call for Proposals: e-Asia JRP

Status: Call for Proposals
Open date:
 15 December 2020
Closing date:
29 March 2021, 17:00 (BKK time)

Objectives and Scope
The e-ASIA Joint Research Program aims to develop a vibrant and collaborative research community in Science and Technology, to promote innovation in the East Asian region, and to contribute to the region’s economic development. As part of the program, the following Member Organizations of the e-ASIA JRP have agreed to implement a joint call for proposals of multilateral cooperative research activities.

Fields/ Topic for proposal
1. “Agriculture” on the topics of “Functional Food for Nutrition”

2. “Health Research” on the topics of “Infectious Diseases (including AMR)”

3. “Materials” on the topics of “Materials Informatics and Advanced Material Research by Utilizing Computers”

Participating countries and funding agencies/ministries.
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How to apply
A project consortium must be consisted of at least three eligible research teams from at least three different participating countries listed above. Each research team shall be led by a Principal Investigator (PI), and a consortium shall be led by a Lead Principal Investigator (Lead PI) specified among the PIs.

The Lead PI will be responsible for running and managing the project. The Lead PI will be the contact point with the e-ASIA JRP Secretariat on behalf of the whole consortium and is responsible for the administrative management of the complete project, should it be awarded supporting. In addition, the Lead PI is responsible for leading the project activities at his/her own institution. The Lead PI must be affiliated with an institution situated in one of the participating countries in this call.

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Health field:

Materials field:

Agriculture field:

<Links for call application forms>

Health field:

Materials, Environment and Agriculture fields:

The proposal shall include:
a) Project description including how the collaboration will be carried out, with clear statements of what roles each country’s researchers will play respectively in the project;

b) Description of the expected outcomes of the proposed project, scientifically as well as in terms of relevance for industry and society;

c) Description of the ongoing activities and specific advantages of each group respectively, which form the basis for the proposed joint project;

d) Description of the expected value added from the proposed joint project, including how the competence, technology and other resources in each group complement each other;

e) Description of how the project is expected to help strengthen multilateral research collaboration over the longer term;

f) Description of the expected value added from the multidisciplinary approach in the proposed joint project; and

g) Description of how the proposed joint project interacts with or impacts other comparable activities worldwide.


Proposal Submission
Proposals must be submitted from the Lead PI by e-mail to
Yoshihide Kobayashi (Mr.)
e-ASIA JRP Secretariat
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Applications shall be written in English.
More information:

Mullika Kulsiripruck
International Relations Officer
Tel: +66 (2) 564 7000 EXT. 71486
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