SNSF Call for Proposals: Inviting Applications for Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme

Deadline: 18 September 2018

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is currently inviting proposals for its Southeast AsiaEurope Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) to bring together Southeast Asian and European researchers and innovators to collaborate on topics of mutual interest.

The JFS is an instrument for pooling resources at a multilateral level to support collaborative research and innovation projects.

Thematic Areas

  • Bioeconomy: 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.
  • Infectious diseases: Research on Infectious Diseases has a long history in Southeast Asia-Europe cooperation as the pose a threat to both regions and there are strong research capacities on both sides. The topic was also part of the 1st Joint Call for Proposals under this funding scheme. A focus is on emerging infectious diseases and proposals could address subjects such as new drug and vaccine candidates (preclinical), diagnostics, epidemiology, public health preparedness. This thematic areas covers infectious diseases which pose a threat to human health.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • Institutions not explicitly mentioned as recipients might be included in consortia if they provide their own funding (non-eligible organisations might join at their own costs). A Letter of Commitment has to be submitted in these cases. 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.

How to Apply

Project proposals must be submitted electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme.

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