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Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation in the thematic areas of Health, Environment /Climate Change is open now!
Deadline for submission: 30 June 2017, 18.00 CET

Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation in the thematic areas of Health, Environment /Climate Change is open now!

Deadline for submission: 30 June 2017, 18.00 CET

Type of funded projects: Europe-Southeast Asian Joint Call Projects must comprise of at least 3 partners (either 2 different Southeast Asian partners and 1 European partner or 2 different European partners and 1 Southeast Asian partner) and cover the thematic areas of Health (Anti-microbial drug resistance, Emerging infectious diseases), Environment/ Climate Change (Adaptation/Resilience of food production systems, Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystems/Biodiversity) to enhance bi-regional co-operation and develop new partnerships as well as strengthen existing ones.

Participating countries:

Belgium (Wallonia) - Fund for scientific research (F.R.S – FNRS)
Cambodia - Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY)
France - French National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany - Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Lao PDR - Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)
The Philippines - Department of Science and Technology (DoST)
Poland - National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)
Spain - Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Sweden - Swedish Research Council for sustainable development (FORMAS)
Sweden - Swedish Research Council (SRC)
Switzerland - Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Thailand - National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Thailand - Thailand Center for Excellence for Life Science (TCELS)
Turkey - Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)
Vietnam - National Technology Innovation Foundation (NATIF)

Scope of the projects:
Funding will be provided for the duration of a maximum of three years (36 months). They should start earliest in January 2018.
Within the framework of the Joint Call, funding can be applied for:
•    Personnel costs
•    Equipment and consumables (project-related miscellaneous expenses and project-related larger equipment)
•    Mobility costs (exchange research visits between Europe and Southeast Asia. Travel costs, living expenses and visa costs are eligible for funding.
•    Other costs (Costs which cannot be classified under the previous cost items but are required for the project implementation, such as costs related to dissemination, intellectual property, demonstration, market search, management, organisational and subcontracting costs).
The eligibility of cost items and their calculation is according to respective national regulations. You can download the respective national regulations for your country in the attachments section.
Who can apply?
Proposals may be submitted by public legal RTD (Research and Technology Development) entities, higher education institutions, non-university research establishments, companies (all depending on national regulations). The participation of SMEs, industries and clusters in consortia is recommended. Eligibly criteria can be found in the respective national funding regulations.
Countries contributing to the Call are: Belgium (Wallonia), Cambodia, France, Germany, Lao PDR, The Philippines, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam,
Institutions not explicitly mentioned as recipients might be included in consortia if they provide their own funding (non-eligible organizations might join on their own costs). Other entities may apply if the respective national regulations allow it.
Applicants should discuss their intentions and confirm eligibility with their respective National Contact Point before submitting a proposal.
For more information: https://sea-eu.net/object/document/282