Launch of the 7th JFS STI Call

Launch of the 7th STI JFS Call

The 2021 STI Joint Call for Proposals: Sustainable Food Production and Climate Change: Resilience & Adaptation is now open for applications.
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The JFS is happy to announce today's launch of the 7th STI Joint Call for Proposals in the two thematic areas of:


Which types of projects are funded?

Southeast Asia - Europe Joint Call Project consortia must comprise of at least 3 partners from 3 different countries fulfilling the 2+1 rule: Either 2 partners from 2 different Southeast Asian countries and 1 European partner or 2 partners from 2 different European countries and 1 Southeast Asian partner. At least 1 partner from each region must be eligible for JFS funding. Further, the coordinator must be selected from among the partners eligible for funding. The required third partner can be funded by a funding organization from a country participating in the JFS or bring his own funding. The proposals have to cover the thematic areas of “Sustainable Food Production” or “Climate Change: Resilience and Adaptation” to enhance bi-regional cooperation and develop new partnerships as well as strengthen existing ones. Please read the National Regulations from the funding organization that you are requesting funding from carefully since the National Regulations may include additional requirements, e.g. certain Technology Readiness Levels.

What is the submission deadline?

15 October 2021 12:00 (noon) CEST/ 05:00 pm Bangkok time

What is the scope of the projects?

Funding will typically be provided for the duration of a maximum of three years (36 months). They should start earliest in June 2022.

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)

Which countries and funding agencies/ministries are participating?

(1= Sustainable Food Production; 2= Climate Change: Resilience and Adaptation)

  • Belgium – National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) 1,2
  • Brunei Darussalam – University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) 2
  • Bulgaria – Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) 1,2
  • Cambodia – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MEYS) 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 and Technology / National Research & Innovation Agency (RISTEK / BRIN) 1,2
  • Lao PDR  Ministry of Education and Sports, Cabinet of Lao Academy of Science (MOES) 1,2
  • Malaysia – University of Malaya (UM) TBC
  • Malaysia – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) 1,2
  • Myanmar – Ministry of Education (MOE) TBC
  • Netherlands – Dutch Research Council (NWO) 1,2
  • Philippines – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) 2
  • Philippines – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Rsearch and Development (PCIEERD) 2
  • Spain – Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) 1,2
  • Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) 1,2
  • Thailand - National Science and Technology Development Agency/Program Management Unit – Brain Power (NSTDA/PMU-B) 1,2
  • Turkey – Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) 1,2

More information on the call content can be found on this website under "calls":

The call document can be found under "documents":