Newton UK-Thailand Research and Innovation Partnership Fund

The Newton UK-Thailand Research and Innovation Partnership Fund is formed under co-operation between the Governments of Thailand and the UK. It aims to strengthen science and innovation capacity and unlock further funding to support poverty alleviation through the cooperation between Thai and British institutes. The fund addresses priority in the following areas: Health and life sciences, Improving environmental resilience and energy security, Future cities, Agritech, and Digital, innovation and creativity. NSTDA is among several Thai government agencies providing budget for and managing the programs which cover three broad categories of activity: People, Program and Translation. The programs in which NSTDA takes part include:

  • Leaders in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) Programme aims to build the capacity of researchers for entrepreneurship and commercialization of their research as well as to create the international networks of innovators and technology entrepreneurs between UK and Thailand.
  • Collaborative Research Fund, Joint Centres & Innovation Infrastructure Programme aims to fund joint research projects and establish joint centres between institutes in the UK and Thailand.

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Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation

The Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation (JFS) is an instrument for the funding of bi-regional research and innovation projects. The funding for the projects is provided by funding agencies or ministries at national, regional or local level from Southeast Asia and Europe. NSTDA has taken part in this scheme and launched the joint calls for proposals since 2017. For more information, please visit:


e-ASIA Joint Research Program

Formally inaugurated in 2012, the e-ASIA Joint Research Program provides fund to support international joint research projects in the East Asian Region on the multilateral basis as well as promotes researchers’ interaction through workshops.  Currently, the program is joined by public funding institutions from 18 countries (10 ASEAN member countries, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China, India, Korea, Russia and the U.S.). For more information, please visit:


NSTDA-CAS Joint Program

Established in 2018, NSTDA-CAS Joint Program is designed to facilitate collaborative activities between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and NSTDA in the priorities of biodiversity & biotechnology, agricultural technology, material science and technology, and information science and technology. The two parties aim to facilitate at least 3 joint projects in the initial phase which will last until 2021.


NSTDA- TÜBİTAK Joint Research Program

NSTDA and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) launched a joint call for proposals in 2019 aiming to enhance the cooperative activities in the field of research between Turkish and Thai scientists. The joint call in 2019 focuses on three scientific fields: food safety, biodiversity and internet of things (IoT).

NSTDA-NARLabs Joint Research Program

NSTDA- NARLabs Joint Program aims at fostering research collaboration between the National Applied Research Laboratories of Taiwan and NSTDA in the areas of mutual interest, namely high-performance computing, precision agriculture, biomedical, sensors, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and super-hydrophobics technology. agricultural technology, material science and technology, and information science and technology. At least 3 joint projects will be supported during 2020-2023.

Announcement of active calls for proposals can be found on the programs’ websites as well as on NSTDA English homepage.