SEA-Europe Joint Funding Scheme

In 2017 the Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation (JFS) was started to enhance research and innovation cooperation between the two regions. The JFS is a joint funding instrument under which national, regional and local funding agencies and ministries from SEA and Europe come together to fund bi-regional research and innovation projects.

A first Joint Call for Proposals in the thematic areas Health (Emerging Infectious Diseases/AMR) and Environment/ Climate Change (Adaptation/ Resilience of food production systems, Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystems/ Biodiversity) was successfully implemented in 2017. In June 2018, the second joint call was launched, focusing on the thematic areas of Bioeconomy and Infectious Diseases.

Latest News

FNRS Belgium Joins 2nd Joint Call after ANR France and BMBF Germany

After the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) now also the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) Belgium has joined the 2nd Joint Call for Proposals.

2nd Joint Call in the thematic areas Bioeconomy and Infectious Diseases launched!

The 2nd Joint Call under the SEA-Europe JFS in the two thematic areas BIOECONOMY and INFECTIOUS DISEASES has been launched. Deadline for the submission of proposals is 18 September 2018.

Success story: 'Climate-Resilient Rice' in Thailand and Laos

This project aims to strengthen rice breeding programs in Laos and Thailand and develop climate-resilient rice varieties. It was funded under the 1st Call of the SEA-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Science and Innovation.