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, multi-lateral 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. Since then, JFS entered its second phase and four additional calls have been launched in 2019 and 2020, two on Science & Technology (TRL<4) and two on Innovation (TRL>3). The focus on Health (Infectious Diseases and Digital Health) is still an integral part of the JFS, as well as on the Bioeconomy. The new calls further include Nanotechnologies and Smart Cities.

Beyond call launching activities, JFS also organises several events aiming at fostering scientific cooperation between Southeast Asian and European researchers, such as matchmaking events.

To foster cooperation opportunities, JFS is also working on a partnering tool and lab tours opportunities.


Latest News

3rd Virtual JFS Matchmaking Event

The Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme hosted the 3rd Virtual JFS Matchmaking Event on health-related topics: “Infectious Diseases” (2020 S&T Joint Call) and “Digital Health” (2020 Innovation Joint Call) on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Coming soon: JFS Partnering Tool

JFS is glad to announce that we plan to release a partnering tool on our website soon.

WEBINAR: European Funding and Fellowshop Opportunities for Researchers

Register for the webinar organized by NSTDA and learn more about the Southeast Asia - Europe Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) and other funding opportunities!