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.

  1. 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


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


For further information, please contact

Ms. Phawika Rueannoi, International Collaboration, NSTDA

Tel: 02-1176935         

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