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Launch of the 2023 JFS STI Call

The 2023 STI Joint Call for Proposals: Circular Economy & Clean, Accessible and Secure Energy Supply is now open for applications.
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The JFS is happy to announce today's launch of the 2023 STI Joint Call for Proposals in the two thematic areas of:




Type of funded projects: 

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 organisation from a country participating in the JFS or bring his own funding. The proposals have to cover the thematic areas of “Circular Economy” or “Clean, Accessible and Secure Energy Supply” to enhance bi-regional cooperation and develop new partnerships as well as strengthen existing ones. Please read the National Regulations from the funding organisation 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 April 2024 12:00 (noon) CEST/ 05:00pm Bangkok/Jakarta time

Scope of the projects:

Funding will be provided for the duration of a maximum of three years (36 months). They should start earliest in November 2024.

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= Circular Economy; 2= Clean, Accessible and Secure Energy Supply)

  • Austria Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) 1,2
  • Belgium  National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.–FNRS) 1,2
  • Brunei Darussalam  University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) 1,2
  • Bulgaria  Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) 1,2
  • Cambodia   Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) 1,2
  • Czech Republic  Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) 1,2
  • Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) 
  • Indonesia – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research & Technology (DIKBUDRISTEK) and National Research & Innovation Agency (BRIN) 1,2
  • Malaysia  Universiti Malaya (UM) 1,2
  • Malaysia  Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) 1 
  • Myanmar  Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) 1
  • Spain  Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI–E.P.E.) 1,2
  • Switzerland – Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) 1,2
  • Thailand  National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) 1
  • Thailand  Program Management Unit for Human Resources & Institutional Development, Research and Innovation (PMU-B) 1,2
  • The Philippines  – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) 1,2
  • Türkiye  Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBITAK) 1,2

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

The call text can be found under "documents":