2019 S&T Joint Call for Proposals: Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Nanotechnologies

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The 2019 S&T Call in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Nanotechnologies is now open for applications

 

3rd Joint Call for Proposals (Science and Technology [S&T]) in the Thematic Areas

of Integrated Water Resource Management and Nanotechnologies.

 

Type of funded projects: Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Call Projects must comprise of at least 3 partners from 3 different countries (either 2 different Southeast Asian partners and 1 European partner or 2 different European partners and 1 Southeast Asian partner) applying for funding from funding agencies participating in the call. The proposals have to cover the thematic areas of Integrated Water Resource Management or Nanotechnology to enhance bi-regional co-operation and develop new partnerships as well as strengthen existing ones. The 2019 S&T call aims to support projects which are close to basic research and the targeted Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at the end of the project should not be higher than 4[1].  

Deadline: 18 October 2019 12:00 (noon) CET/ 17:00 Jakarta time

Thematic Areas

1) Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM):

The protection and sustainable use of water resources plays a decisive role for the future of humankind. IWRM is a process that aims to maximize social and economic well-being while avoiding damage to vital ecosystems and creating fair conditions for the utilization of resources. In this context, ecological goals must be linked to economic and social goals. The areas under investigation are generally river basins or parts thereof, or settlement areas with bodies of water.

Climate Change in South-East Asia will cause more extreme weather events that may lead to drastic change in rainfall and runoff, water quality and supply as well as the viability of irrigation schemes according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Research and innovative technology approaches on integrated land use and water management systems as well as science diplomacy especially for river basins and deltas would contribute to prepare for, mitigate and negotiate the effects of climate change. Combining the experiences in Europe (e.g. Danube) and South-East Asia (e.g. Mekong) would provide opportunities for synergies in joint research and innovative technology development projects to support both policy makers and farmers in the two regions.

The nexus between the sustainability of river systems, transboundary water issues, food security, sustainable urbanization, energy and urban pollution in a context of climate change provides further scope for regional collaboration in research and innovation between Europe and South-East Asia.

IWRM ranks high on the policy agendas in both Southeast Asia and Europe. Water Management is one of the eight thematic tracks of the Krabi Initiative and also in Europe numerous initiatives such as the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Water that aim to create sustainable water systems underline the need for research and action in this field to ensure for instance stable access to clean water, mitigate disaster from flood and prevent water scarcity.

Bi-regional research in this field is expected to exchange and transfer experiences between the two regions and to make best use of synergies.

 

2) Nanotechnologies

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are highly interdisciplinary and cut across industrial and commercial sectors to research and create new materials and devices with remarkable properties and functions. To name but a few, nanotechnology is being used in medicine, electronics, food, manufacturing and materials or water purification. Despite the fact that the technology has a high potential for both regions, research and innovation cooperation in nanotechnology has still a high untapped potential. Hence addressing setting research and innovation initiatives could bring new avenues for joining scientific and innovation capabilities from both regions.

 

Participating countries and funding agencies/ministries (1= IWRM; 2=Nanotechnologies):

  • Brunei Darussalam – University of Brunei Darussalam2
  • Bulgaria - Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)1+2
  • Cambodia - Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY)1+2
  • Czech Republic – Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) 1+2
  • Germany – Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) 1+2
  • Indonesia – Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI)1+2
  • Lao PDR - Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)1+2
  • Myanmar – Ministry of Education (MoE)1+2
  • The Philippines - Department of Science and Technology (DoST), Philippine Council for Industry, Energy & Emerging Technology (PCIEERD)1+2
  • Switzerland - Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)1+2
  • Thailand - National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) 1+2
  • Turkey - Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)1+2
  • Vietnam – Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) 1

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Some funders only participate in one of the thematic areas. This is indicated with a 1=IWRM and 2=Nanotechnologies after the name of each funding agency in the list above.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The list of funders might not be complete at the time of the launch of the call and others are expected to join later. Please check for updates.

 

Scope of the projects:

Funding will be provided for the duration of a maximum of three years (36 months). They should start earliest in July 2020.

Within the framework of the Joint Call, funding can in general 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.

The upper funding limit can also be found in the respective national regulations.

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). Eligibly criteria can be found in the respective national funding regulations.

Countries contributing to the Call are: Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Latvia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam

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.

Application Process

Project proposals are to be submitted electronically using the PT-Outline web tool

Link: https://secure.pt-dlr.de/ptoutline/app/seaeuropejfs19ST  

Deadline is 18 October 2019 12:00 (noon) CET/ 17:00 Jakarta time

Please note: Some funding agencies might require that applicants from their respective country submit specific complementary documents at the national level, in addition to the PT Outline webtool. Please check the additional requirements stated in the national regulations of the countries represented in your project before submitting your proposal.

Each project consortium has to choose a Project Coordinator from among all partners of the respective project eligible for funding (partners participating on their own budget may not be coordinators). Only one proposal per project and applicant should be submitted using PT-Outline. The Project Coordinator is responsible for submitting the proposal on behalf of his/her project consortium. The responsibilities of the Project Coordinator are to keep the other project partners updated on the submission process, to ensure the internal management and coordination of the project consortium and to constitute the main contact for the Joint Call Secretariat.

All proposals must be written in English only.

The PT-Outline electronic template consists of four pages (General information, Project coordinator, Project partners and Project description) that need to be filled-in online. In addition, a word template has to be downloaded from the project description page of PT-Outline, filled-in with the requested information, converted to PDF format and then uploaded again.

The Project description document should contain the following information (max. number of 10,000 words):

1. Basic project data

Project title

Project Acronym

Name and institution of the Principal Investigator

Names and institutions of other project partners

 

2. Project description

2.1 Short abstract of the project

2.2 Objectives of the project

2.3 Scientific excellence

2.4 Transnational added value

2.5 Scientific excellence of applicants

2.6 Multi-/interdisciplinarity of the project

2.7 Contribution to national priorities of the participating partners (if applicable)

2.8 Self-Assessment of targeted Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and explanation

 

3. Work plan

3.1 Methodology

3.2 Envisaged types of activities

3.3 Involvement of each partner

3.4 Time plan

3.5 Project coordination and management

 

4. Potential impact and exploitation of results

4.1. Expected scientific/commercial impact

4.2. Dissemination and exploitation of results

4.2. Prospects to establish sustainable partnerships

5. Financial Plan

6. Annexes

6.1. Letter of Commitment of partners participating at their own costs (if applicable)

6.2 CVs of participating researchers and scientific track-record

Proposals must clearly demonstrate the added value of transnational collaboration.

All information inserted into the PT-Outline web tool is saved after having clicked on the “SAVE” button at the bottom of each page.

During the proposal submission phase, it is allowed to replace already registered and eligible project partners, or to add project partners to the consortium. Please note that after the binding submission of a proposal (through clicking on the ‘SUBMIT NOW’ button in PT-Outline) no further changes can be made to your proposal.

 

Evaluation Process

The evaluation process includes the following steps.

  1. Eligibility check

The Joint Call Secretariat (JCS) will check all proposals to ensure that they meet the formal criteria of the call (date of submission, number and country distribution of participating research partners, inclusion of all necessary information in English and length). The JCS will forward the proposals to the National Contact Points who will perform a check for compliance to country/regional rules (as described in respective "National Guidelines for applicants”).

Please note that proposals not meeting the formal criteria or the national/regional eligibility criteria and requirements may be declined without further review.

  1. Peer review

Independent scientific experts in the relevant thematic research fields will carry out the anonymous peer review of the eligible project proposals according to evaluation criteria set up by the funding parties. Each proposal will be evaluated by three evaluators (at least one Southeast Asian and one European peer reviewer). The peer reviewers will be nominated by the Southeast Asian and European National Contact Points in cooperation with the funding parties.

The evaluation is done using the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Scientific/technological excellence and innovativeness of the project idea (scoring from 0 to 10)
    • Sound concept, quality of objectives
    • Innovativeness of the project idea: capacity of a project to contribute to the development of a new technology, service or product
    • Quality and effectiveness of the methodology and associated work plan
    • Good balance between the technology/knowledge available at each participating team
    • Complementarity of qualifications and relevant experience of the coordinator and the individual participants/participating teams
  2. Potential impact and expected outcomes of the project (scoring from 0 to 10)
    • Social and/or market related impact
    • Potential to meet market, economical and societal needs and significant exploitation potential
    • Prospects for establishing efficient and sustainable partnership within the network, including transfer of know-how and experience
    • Appropriateness of measures for the dissemination and/or exploitation of trans-national projects results, and management of intellectual property
  3. Management, Transnationality and Cooperation (scoring from 0 to 10)
    • Quality and effectiveness of the management structure and distribution of tasks
    • Added value of transnational cooperation
    • Appropriate allocation and justification of the resources to be committed (budget, staff, equipment)

The total score of the proposal is the weighted average of the individual scores given to each criterion, rated from 0 to 10. The table below summarises the scores and weight coefficients per criterion:

 

Criteria

Score

Weight

1.

Scientific/Technological excellence and innovativeness of the project idea

0-10

40%

2.

Potential impact and expected outcomes of the project

0-10

40%

3.

Management, Transnationality and Cooperation

0-10

20%

 

TOTAL

0-10

100%

 

Once the peer review process is finalized, the JCS will send the proposals and pooled reviews to the Scientific Council (SC) members. The two SCs, one for Integrated Water Resource Management and one for Nanotechnology will meet to discuss each proposal and, after consideration of the evaluation criteria, external reviews and their own discussions, the SC will make a classification of the proposals and rank proposals recommended for funding.

Funding decision

Based on the ranking list established by the SC and on available funding, the Programme Steering Committee (PSC) will take a final decision. The Joint Call Secretariat will communicate to all project coordinators the final decisions about their proposal together with the main comments from the SC about the proposal. In case of a positive funding decision the national funding agencies will then get in touch with the individual project partners to initiate the process of drafting the contract.

 

Reporting and project output

The coordinators of all the funded projects will be asked to submit brief annual scientific project reports and a final scientific project report (within six months of the end of the project) to the JCS. All reports must be in English and use a common electronic reporting template that will be provided. The research partners are jointly responsible for delivery of the reports, and the JFS Management Team will only accept reports delivered on behalf of the consortium, via the project coordinator. The coordinators will also be asked to provide slightly adapted versions of the reports for the JFS homepage on which each project will be presented with a project portrait. 

If required, each participant should submit financial and scientific reports to their national/regional funding organisations according to national regulations. The progress and final results of each individual contract/letter of grant will be monitored by the respective national funding organisations.

In addition, the following regulations will apply for all research projects that are funded through the Joint Call:

  • Publications or other form of output resulting from the research for which funding was awarded should be made available to the JFs Management Team (publication of the results in open access journals is strongly encouraged).
  • In any publication of results of the research for which Joint Call funding was awarded, mention must be made of the support received.

 

Contact information:

 

Call secretariat:

Indonesian Science Fund

Mrs. Marsia Gustiananda

Marsia.Gustiananda@dipi.id

Mr. Adam Bakthiar

adam.bakhtiar@dipi.id

Office Phone: +622122036293

 

National Contact Points:

 

Brunei Darussalam, UBD

Dr. Rosnah Abdullah

Centre for Advanced Material & Energy Sciences

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

rosnah.abdullah@ubd.edu.bn

+673 2460922 ext 1323

 

Bulgaria, BNSF

Prof. Dr. Diana Kopeva

Bulgarian National Science Fund

diana_kopeva@yahoo.com

+359 888 345 175

 

Cambodia, MOEY

Dr. Bunlay Nith

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

bunlaynith@gmail.com

 

Czech Republic, CAS

Alena Klvaňová

Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Division of International Cooperation

klvanova@kav.cas.cz

+420 221 403 566

 

Germany, BMBF/ DLR Project Management Agency

Hans Westphal and Dr. Adele Clausen

International Bureau of BMBF at DLR Project Management Agency

hans.westphal@dlr.de and Adele.Clausen@dlr.de

+49 (0)228 3821 1473; +49 (0)228 3821 2171

 

Indonesia, RISTEKDIKTI

Adhi Indra Hermanu

Ministry Of Research, Technology and Higher Education

manoe@ristekdikti.go.id

+62 878 8444 3878

 

Lao PDR, MOST

Phouthanouthong Xaysombath / Ms. Viengsavanh Bouttanavong

Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Planning and Cooperation

pxaysombath@gmail.com

vieng.btv@gmail.com

+856 21 250045

 

Myanmar, MoE

Dr. Thazin Han

Ministry of Education

thazinhann@gmail.com

+95-9-5143712

 

The Philippines, DOST-PCIEERD

Dr. Enrico C. Paringit and Raul C. Sabularse,

Philippine Council for Industry, Energy & Emerging Technology (PCIEERD-DOST)

pcieerd@pcieerd.dost.gov.ph

837-2071 to 82 loc. 2100, 2120 & 2121

 

Switzerland, SNSF

Andrea Landolt

Swiss National Science Foundation

andrea.landolt@snf.ch

+41 31 308 24 09

 

Thailand, NSTDA

Phawika Rueannoi

National Science & Technology Cooperation Agency

phawika.rue@nstda.or.th

+66 (0) 2117- 6935

 

Turkey, TÜBITAK

Şule Nur Sarper

Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Sea-eu-net2@tubitak.gov.tr

+90 312 298 1759

 

Vietnam, MOST

Ms. Le Thi Viet Lam and Mr. Bui Quoc Anh and Ms. Trinh Quynh Trang

Ministry of Science and Technology – Vietnam

ltvietlam@most.gov.vn

bqanh@most.gov.vn

tqtrang@most.gov.vn

+84-2-435560642

+84-4-39439192

 

[1] Referring to the definition of TRL as applied by H 2020 Work Programme: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/annexes/h2020-wp1415-annex-g-trl_en.pdf

 

3rd Joint Call for Proposals (Science and Technology [S&T]) in the Thematic Areas

of Integrated Water Resource Management and Nanotechnologies.

 

Type of funded projects: Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Call Projects must comprise of at least 3 partners from 3 different countries (either 2 different Southeast Asian partners and 1 European partner or 2 different European partners and 1 Southeast Asian partner) applying for funding from funding agencies participating in the call. The proposals have to cover the thematic areas of Integrated Water Resource Management or Nanotechnology to enhance bi-regional co-operation and develop new partnerships as well as strengthen existing ones. The 2019 S&T call aims to support projects which are close to basic research and the targeted Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at the end of the project should not be higher than 4[1].  

Deadline: 18 October 2019 12:00 (noon) CET/ 17:00 Jakarta time

Thematic Areas

1) Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM):

The protection and sustainable use of water resources plays a decisive role for the future of humankind. IWRM is a process that aims to maximize social and economic well-being while avoiding damage to vital ecosystems and creating fair conditions for the utilization of resources. In this context, ecological goals must be linked to economic and social goals. The areas under investigation are generally river basins or parts thereof, or settlement areas with bodies of water.

Climate Change in South-East Asia will cause more extreme weather events that may lead to drastic change in rainfall and runoff, water quality and supply as well as the viability of irrigation schemes according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Research and innovative technology approaches on integrated land use and water management systems as well as science diplomacy especially for river basins and deltas would contribute to prepare for, mitigate and negotiate the effects of climate change. Combining the experiences in Europe (e.g. Danube) and South-East Asia (e.g. Mekong) would provide opportunities for synergies in joint research and innovative technology development projects to support both policy makers and farmers in the two regions.

The nexus between the sustainability of river systems, transboundary water issues, food security, sustainable urbanization, energy and urban pollution in a context of climate change provides further scope for regional collaboration in research and innovation between Europe and South-East Asia.

IWRM ranks high on the policy agendas in both Southeast Asia and Europe. Water Management is one of the eight thematic tracks of the Krabi Initiative and also in Europe numerous initiatives such as the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Water that aim to create sustainable water systems underline the need for research and action in this field to ensure for instance stable access to clean water, mitigate disaster from flood and prevent water scarcity.

Bi-regional research in this field is expected to exchange and transfer experiences between the two regions and to make best use of synergies.

 

2) Nanotechnologies

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are highly interdisciplinary and cut across industrial and commercial sectors to research and create new materials and devices with remarkable properties and functions. To name but a few, nanotechnology is being used in medicine, electronics, food, manufacturing and materials or water purification. Despite the fact that the technology has a high potential for both regions, research and innovation cooperation in nanotechnology has still a high untapped potential. Hence addressing setting research and innovation initiatives could bring new avenues for joining scientific and innovation capabilities from both regions.

 

Participating countries and funding agencies/ministries (1= IWRM; 2=Nanotechnologies):

  • Brunei Darussalam – University of Brunei Darussalam2
  • Bulgaria - Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)1+2
  • Cambodia - Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY)1+2
  • Czech Republic – Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) 1+2
  • Germany – Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) 1+2
  • Indonesia – Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI)1+2
  • Lao PDR - Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)1+2
  • Myanmar – Ministry of Education (MoE)1+2
  • The Philippines - Department of Science and Technology (DoST), Philippine Council for Industry, Energy & Emerging Technology (PCIEERD)1+2
  • Switzerland - Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)1+2
  • Thailand - National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) 1+2
  • Turkey - Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)1+2
  • Vietnam – Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) 1

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Some funders only participate in one of the thematic areas. This is indicated with a 1=IWRM and 2=Nanotechnologies after the name of each funding agency in the list above.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The list of funders might not be complete at the time of the launch of the call and others are expected to join later. Please check for updates.

 

Scope of the projects:

Funding will be provided for the duration of a maximum of three years (36 months). They should start earliest in July 2020.

Within the framework of the Joint Call, funding can in general 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.

The upper funding limit can also be found in the respective national regulations.

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). Eligibly criteria can be found in the respective national funding regulations.

Countries contributing to the Call are: Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Latvia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam

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.

Application Process

Project proposals are to be submitted electronically using the PT-Outline web tool

Link: https://secure.pt-dlr.de/ptoutline/app/seaeuropejfs19ST  

Deadline is 18 October 2019 12:00 (noon) CET/ 17:00 Jakarta time

Please note: Some funding agencies might require that applicants from their respective country submit specific complementary documents at the national level, in addition to the PT Outline webtool. Please check the additional requirements stated in the national regulations of the countries represented in your project before submitting your proposal.

Each project consortium has to choose a Project Coordinator from among all partners of the respective project eligible for funding (partners participating on their own budget may not be coordinators). Only one proposal per project and applicant should be submitted using PT-Outline. The Project Coordinator is responsible for submitting the proposal on behalf of his/her project consortium. The responsibilities of the Project Coordinator are to keep the other project partners updated on the submission process, to ensure the internal management and coordination of the project consortium and to constitute the main contact for the Joint Call Secretariat.

All proposals must be written in English only.

The PT-Outline electronic template consists of four pages (General information, Project coordinator, Project partners and Project description) that need to be filled-in online. In addition, a word template has to be downloaded from the project description page of PT-Outline, filled-in with the requested information, converted to PDF format and then uploaded again.

The Project description document should contain the following information (max. number of 10,000 words):

1. Basic project data

Project title

Project Acronym

Name and institution of the Principal Investigator

Names and institutions of other project partners

 

2. Project description

2.1 Short abstract of the project

2.2 Objectives of the project

2.3 Scientific excellence

2.4 Transnational added value

2.5 Scientific excellence of applicants

2.6 Multi-/interdisciplinarity of the project

2.7 Contribution to national priorities of the participating partners (if applicable)

2.8 Self-Assessment of targeted Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and explanation

 

3. Work plan

3.1 Methodology

3.2 Envisaged types of activities

3.3 Involvement of each partner

3.4 Time plan

3.5 Project coordination and management

 

4. Potential impact and exploitation of results

4.1. Expected scientific/commercial impact

4.2. Dissemination and exploitation of results

4.2. Prospects to establish sustainable partnerships

5. Financial Plan

6. Annexes

6.1. Letter of Commitment of partners participating at their own costs (if applicable)

6.2 CVs of participating researchers and scientific track-record

Proposals must clearly demonstrate the added value of transnational collaboration.

All information inserted into the PT-Outline web tool is saved after having clicked on the “SAVE” button at the bottom of each page.

During the proposal submission phase, it is allowed to replace already registered and eligible project partners, or to add project partners to the consortium. Please note that after the binding submission of a proposal (through clicking on the ‘SUBMIT NOW’ button in PT-Outline) no further changes can be made to your proposal.

 

Evaluation Process

The evaluation process includes the following steps.

  1. Eligibility check

The Joint Call Secretariat (JCS) will check all proposals to ensure that they meet the formal criteria of the call (date of submission, number and country distribution of participating research partners, inclusion of all necessary information in English and length). The JCS will forward the proposals to the National Contact Points who will perform a check for compliance to country/regional rules (as described in respective "National Guidelines for applicants”).

Please note that proposals not meeting the formal criteria or the national/regional eligibility criteria and requirements may be declined without further review.

  1. Peer review

Independent scientific experts in the relevant thematic research fields will carry out the anonymous peer review of the eligible project proposals according to evaluation criteria set up by the funding parties. Each proposal will be evaluated by three evaluators (at least one Southeast Asian and one European peer reviewer). The peer reviewers will be nominated by the Southeast Asian and European National Contact Points in cooperation with the funding parties.

The evaluation is done using the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Scientific/technological excellence and innovativeness of the project idea (scoring from 0 to 10)
    • Sound concept, quality of objectives
    • Innovativeness of the project idea: capacity of a project to contribute to the development of a new technology, service or product
    • Quality and effectiveness of the methodology and associated work plan
    • Good balance between the technology/knowledge available at each participating team
    • Complementarity of qualifications and relevant experience of the coordinator and the individual participants/participating teams
  2. Potential impact and expected outcomes of the project (scoring from 0 to 10)
    • Social and/or market related impact
    • Potential to meet market, economical and societal needs and significant exploitation potential
    • Prospects for establishing efficient and sustainable partnership within the network, including transfer of know-how and experience
    • Appropriateness of measures for the dissemination and/or exploitation of trans-national projects results, and management of intellectual property
  3. Management, Transnationality and Cooperation (scoring from 0 to 10)
    • Quality and effectiveness of the management structure and distribution of tasks
    • Added value of transnational cooperation
    • Appropriate allocation and justification of the resources to be committed (budget, staff, equipment)

The total score of the proposal is the weighted average of the individual scores given to each criterion, rated from 0 to 10. The table below summarises the scores and weight coefficients per criterion:

 

Criteria

Score

Weight

1.

Scientific/Technological excellence and innovativeness of the project idea

0-10

40%

2.

Potential impact and expected outcomes of the project

0-10

40%

3.

Management, Transnationality and Cooperation

0-10

20%

 

TOTAL

0-10

100%

 

Once the peer review process is finalized, the JCS will send the proposals and pooled reviews to the Scientific Council (SC) members. The two SCs, one for Integrated Water Resource Management and one for Nanotechnology will meet to discuss each proposal and, after consideration of the evaluation criteria, external reviews and their own discussions, the SC will make a classification of the proposals and rank proposals recommended for funding.

Funding decision

Based on the ranking list established by the SC and on available funding, the Programme Steering Committee (PSC) will take a final decision. The Joint Call Secretariat will communicate to all project coordinators the final decisions about their proposal together with the main comments from the SC about the proposal. In case of a positive funding decision the national funding agencies will then get in touch with the individual project partners to initiate the process of drafting the contract.

 

Reporting and project output

The coordinators of all the funded projects will be asked to submit brief annual scientific project reports and a final scientific project report (within six months of the end of the project) to the JCS. All reports must be in English and use a common electronic reporting template that will be provided. The research partners are jointly responsible for delivery of the reports, and the JFS Management Team will only accept reports delivered on behalf of the consortium, via the project coordinator. The coordinators will also be asked to provide slightly adapted versions of the reports for the JFS homepage on which each project will be presented with a project portrait. 

If required, each participant should submit financial and scientific reports to their national/regional funding organisations according to national regulations. The progress and final results of each individual contract/letter of grant will be monitored by the respective national funding organisations.

In addition, the following regulations will apply for all research projects that are funded through the Joint Call:

  • Publications or other form of output resulting from the research for which funding was awarded should be made available to the JFs Management Team (publication of the results in open access journals is strongly encouraged).
  • In any publication of results of the research for which Joint Call funding was awarded, mention must be made of the support received.

 

Contact information:

 

Call secretariat:

Indonesian Science Fund

Mrs. Marsia Gustiananda

Marsia.Gustiananda@dipi.id

Mr. Adam Bakthiar

adam.bakhtiar@dipi.id

Office Phone: +622122036293

 

National Contact Points:

 

Brunei Darussalam, UBD

Dr. Rosnah Abdullah

Centre for Advanced Material & Energy Sciences

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

rosnah.abdullah@ubd.edu.bn

+673 2460922 ext 1323

 

Bulgaria, BNSF

Prof. Dr. Diana Kopeva

Bulgarian National Science Fund

diana_kopeva@yahoo.com

+359 888 345 175

 

Cambodia, MOEY

Dr. Bunlay Nith

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

bunlaynith@gmail.com

 

Czech Republic, CAS

Alena Klvaňová

Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Division of International Cooperation

klvanova@kav.cas.cz

+420 221 403 566

 

Germany, BMBF/ DLR Project Management Agency

Hans Westphal and Dr. Adele Clausen

International Bureau of BMBF at DLR Project Management Agency

hans.westphal@dlr.de and Adele.Clausen@dlr.de

+49 (0)228 3821 1473; +49 (0)228 3821 2171

 

Indonesia, RISTEKDIKTI

Adhi Indra Hermanu

Ministry Of Research, Technology and Higher Education

manoe@ristekdikti.go.id

+62 878 8444 3878

 

Lao PDR, MOST

Phouthanouthong Xaysombath / Ms. Viengsavanh Bouttanavong

Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Planning and Cooperation

pxaysombath@gmail.com

vieng.btv@gmail.com

+856 21 250045

 

Myanmar, MoE

Dr. Thazin Han

Ministry of Education

thazinhann@gmail.com

+95-9-5143712

 

The Philippines, DOST-PCIEERD

Dr. Enrico C. Paringit and Raul C. Sabularse,

Philippine Council for Industry, Energy & Emerging Technology (PCIEERD-DOST)

pcieerd@pcieerd.dost.gov.ph

837-2071 to 82 loc. 2100, 2120 & 2121

 

Switzerland, SNSF

Andrea Landolt

Swiss National Science Foundation

andrea.landolt@snf.ch

+41 31 308 24 09

 

Thailand, NSTDA

Phawika Rueannoi

National Science & Technology Cooperation Agency

phawika.rue@nstda.or.th

+66 (0) 2117- 6935

 

Turkey, TÜBITAK

Şule Nur Sarper

Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Sea-eu-net2@tubitak.gov.tr

+90 312 298 1759

 

Vietnam, MOST

Ms. Le Thi Viet Lam and Mr. Bui Quoc Anh and Ms. Trinh Quynh Trang

Ministry of Science and Technology – Vietnam

ltvietlam@most.gov.vn

bqanh@most.gov.vn

tqtrang@most.gov.vn

+84-2-435560642

+84-4-39439192

 

[1] Referring to the definition of TRL as applied by H 2020 Work Programme: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/annexes/h2020-wp1415-annex-g-trl_en.pdf