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EU Research & Innovation Days ASEAN 2021 is the annual flagship event of EURAXESS ASEAN and its partners.

It is designed as a platform for early-career researchers, innovators, practitioners, and activists from across the ASEAN region to explore opportunities for collaboration and career development with European partners. Join our practical workshops, hands-on training sessions and expert panel discussions.

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You will find below fellowships, grants and other funding opportunities for your research stays in Europe including hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between EURAXESS WW and Europe. EURAXESS covers all research fields, including Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

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EU - EURAXESS ASEAN Collaboration Opportunities

ASEAN-EU Cooperation in Science & Technology

Scientific cooperation with SE Asia became a higher priority on the political agenda since 2007 on the occasion of the 16th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Nuremberg, Germany. The reasons for this were the mutual interest expressed by officials to strengthen further our co-operation and the reciprocal will to share experience on S&T issues of common concern such as health, food safety and energy supply. This was also based on an expansive participation of ASEAN entities in the consecutive Framework Programmes. Following from the Nuremberg meeting, a plan of action (PoA) was drawn up to serve as the master plan for enhancing ASEAN-EU relations and cooperation in the medium term (2007-2012). Actions for cooperation in S&T were laid down under the pillar of "socio-cultural" cooperation. Afterwards, the ASEAN-EU Informal Ministerial Meeting on S&T was held in Manila in July 2008 where it was agreed to launch a dialogue on S&T at the senior official level between the ASEAN Committee of Science and Technology (COST) and the EU.

The ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Cooperation in S&T

  • The 1st ASEAN COST-EU Consultation Meeting in Manila in July 2008 was organised with the support of the ASEAN secretariat and of the Philippines Government. A number of research areas of mutual interests and benefits were identified, such as biotechnology; food security; health, ICT; renewable energies, and marine science (e.g. coastal management and environment).
  • The 2nd ASEAN COST-EU Consultation Meeting took place in Bali in May 2009 and identified further areas for cooperation. The meeting also agreed to formalise the ASEAN COST-EU Consultation Meeting into the ASEAN-EU Senior Officials Dialogue Meeting on Science and Technology. The Terms of reference of the dialogue have been negotiated during 2009 and entered into force in 2010. They serve as a permanent platform for strengthening the bi-regional dialogue, in particular to reinforce the policy dialogue highlighting fields of cooperation and instruments to put in place in the field of research cooperation.
  • The 1st ASEAN-EU Senior Officials Dialogue Meeting on Science and Technology took place in Vientiane (Laos) in May 2010. The parties agreed to enlarge the cooperation already well-established in the fields of agriculture/biotechnologies, health, ICT and environment into other areas, including material sciences and socio-economic sciences, as these fields are priority areas of both ASEAN and FP7.
  • The 2nd ASEAN-EU Senior Officials Dialogue Meeting on Science and Technology was held on 12 May 2011 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The ASEAN delegation provided information on the new 'Krabi Initiative' for the 'Future of Science, Technology and Innovation for a Competitive, Sustainable and Inclusive ASEAN by 2015 and beyond', which aims to reinforce ASEAN competitiveness through research and innovation. The Committee endorsed the initiative for a '2012 ASEAN-EU Year of Science, Technology and Innovation'.
  • The 3rd ASEAN-EU Senior Officials Dialogue Meeting on Science and Technology took place on 18 May 2012 in Myanmar. The meeting endorsed the launch of Pilot ASEAN Networks of Excellence with support from the EU Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI). The main areas of EU-ASEAN cooperation include Health, Food, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Environment, and Information and Communication Technologies.
  • The 4th ASEAN-EU Senior Officials Dialogue Meeting on Science and Technology is expected to take place in May 2013 in the Philippines.

Projects

ASEAN participation in FP6 was somehow significant with 121 participations. Traditional areas of EU-ASEAN cooperation are in the fields of the Environment, Information and Communication Technologies, Health and Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnologies.

In FP7, Facilitating the Bi-Regional EU-ASEAN Science and Technology Dialog (SEA-EU-NET€) project has been set up to expand scientific collaboration between Europe and Southeast Asia in a more strategic and coherent manner. The project was launched in January 2008 and involves 22 S&T institutions from the two regions. It is funded by FP7 in the Specific Programme Capacities as an INCONET project. It will run through until the end of 2012.

The SEA-EU-NET project increases the quality, quantity, profile and impact of bi-regional Science and Technology (S&T) cooperation between Southeast Asia and Europe. The project supports the internationalisation policy of the EU, the specific objectives of FP7 but also contributes to building the S&T foundation essential to the EU achieving its political, economic and social objectives. The SEA-EU-NET project has and continues to deliver a wide range of measures to increase SEA-EU cooperation amongst academic, industrial and government stakeholders.

The project focussed its efforts in the following areas:

  • Stakeholder dialogue; The SEA-EU-NET has established bi-regional dialogue between EU and ASEAN S&T stakeholders. So far three stakeholders conference were organised, in November 2008 in Paris/France, in 2009 in Bogor/Indonesia and in November 2010 in Budapest/Hungary. This is the main event of the project to engage with a larger audience of policy makers, scientists and representatives from NGOs in a discussion on S&T collaboration between the two regions. The conference receive considerable attention by the relevant stakeholders and about 150 policy makers, scientists and representatives from international organizations from both Southeast Asia and Europe take part. The next stakeholder conference will take place in 16/17 November 2011 in Hanoi/Vietnam. During the Stakeholder conference in Hanoi the ASEAN-EU Year of Science, Technology and Innovation, 2012 will be launched.
  • ASEAN EU-Year of Science Technology and Innovation 2012 (YoSTI2012). The YoSTI2012 - which has been initiated by the SEA-EU-NET - is year long campaign to deepen S&T collaboration between Europe and Southeast Asia. The year will increase awareness of the importance of bi-regional collaboration within the broader research community, as well as opening up new opportunities for researchers to link up and work together.
  • Creating scientific contacts; The project supports and organises a series of scientific workshops to foster and create scientific contacts between researchers from the two regions. These have been in the area of food safety, second generation biofuels, infectious diseases, biodiversity and material science. These scientific workshops serve as expert meetings to identify topics of mutual for bi-regional S&T cooperation and are used as matchmaking opportunities to form consortia to bid into FP7 calls.
  • Establishment of FP7 contact points; as a centrepiece to raise the awareness for FP7 in Southeast Asia the project has been actively assisting countries in setting up FP7 contact points. Most of the ASEAN member countries are currently establishing those information points and have started FP7 dissemination and counselling activities. There is a very strong demand among researchers in SEA countries for targeted information on FP7.
  • Analysis and information gathering; These activity focussed on the identification of opportunities and pitfalls for S&T cooperation between Southeast Asia. This analysis is necessary to develop evidence-based recommendations for future intensified cooperation between the two regions. Furthermore, the project is highlighting the S&T capacity in SEA by a publication on Spotlight on: Excellent Researchers from Southeast Asia.

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European Commission: Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020, the EU's current framework programme for research and innovation runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion. Horizon 2020 is fully open to international cooperation. The biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, Horizon 2020 is based on 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.

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Looking ahead: Horizon Europe - the next research and innovation framework programme

Horizon Europe is the research and innovation framework programme running from 2021-2027.

The EU institutions reached a political agreement on Horizon Europe on 11 December 2020. On this basis, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU proceed towards the adoption of the legal acts.

The first Horizon Europe Strategic Plan (2021-2024) is expected to be adopted in February 2021.

The first work programmes are expected to be published by April 2021. It is possible that the work programmes for the European Research Council (ERC) and European Innovation Council (EIC) will be published earlier. The first calls will open once the work programmes have been published.

Find out more here.

 

Horizon Europe - Factsheet (915.26 KB)

 

 

 

 

European Research Council: Open to the world

The ERC is a flagship component of Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science. ERC is a top funding body providing funding for excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in Europe, via annual competitions. The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

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Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA)

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support cooperation between industry and academia and innovative training to enhance employability and career development.

MSCA Pocket Guide 2020 (2.63 MB) (2020) NEW

 

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MSCA

Marie Curie Fellows in ASEAN

The  Executive Committee of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) has appointed country representatives for the MCAA Southeast Asia Chapter for the period 2019-2020. The country representatives act as contact persons for researchers in the region interested in learning more about the MSCA mobility opportunities. Click on the country below to find out more about each country representative.

Dr Jenny Lind Elmaco has been elected Chairperson of the SEA Chapter in May 2019. She is MSCA National Contact Point for the Philippines. She also acts as the chapter country representative for the Philippines.

Interview with Dr Jen.

 

Dr. Thi My Hoa Vo

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2017

MCAA Academy: call for mentors

MCAA Academy is a new program to support the career development of its members. Mentoring is at the core of the program.

Our advanced mentoring platform provides a continuous, full-spectrum learning experience, allowing mentees to focus on the skills that matter the most, when they matter the most.

We are seeking outstanding professionals to mentor MCAA members using this platform.

Mentors are expected to have achieved an advanced stage of their career development and willing to provide leadership and advice to our members. The program will run for 6 months and will require up to 1 hour face time per month. Mentors and mentees will be matched according to their skills, interests and career goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erasmus +

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.

Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. An indicative funding guide for some centralised opportunities is also available.

 

 

 

 

ASEAN-EU Research & Innovation Collaboration

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POLICY BACKGROUND

Scientific cooperation with South-East Asia has become a high priority on the political agenda since the 16th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Nuremberg, Germany in 2007. Mutual interest in further strengthening the co-operation and the reciprocal will to share experience on S&T issues of common concern were the main driving forces. This was also supported by the strong participation of ASEAN participants in the EU Research Framework Programmes.

Roadmap for EU-ASEAN S&T Co-operation (2018)

EU-ASEAN Factsheet (July 2018) (316.43 KB)

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The Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation (JFS) is an instrument for the funding of bi-regional research and innovation projects. The funding for the projects is provided by funding agencies or ministries at national, regional or local level from Southeast Asia and Europe. Each country funds "their own researchers" according to their own rules and in principle there is "no money crossing borders".

On a regular basis Joint Calls for Proposals are being launched in changing thematic areas which are of interest to the participating funders. In 2017 a first joint call 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.

A typical project funded under the JFS would last for 3 years and usually costs such as personnel, (small) equipment, consumables, travel and workshops are eligible. Yet, this can vary from funder to funder since the national rules apply.

The central management of the JFS is operated by the European Commission's Service Facility in Support of the Strategic Development of International Cooperation in Research and Innovation.

1st Joint Call 2017 (Closed)

2nd Joint Calls 2018 in the thematic areas Bioeconomy and Infectious Diseases (Closed)

OPEN +++ 3rd Joint Call for Proposals (Science and Technology [S&T]) in the Thematic Areas of Integrated Water Resource Management and Nanotechnologies (Deadline 18 October 2019)

OPEN +++ 4th Joint Call for Proposals (Innovation) in the Thematic Areas of Infectious Diseases (including Antimicrobial Resistance) and Smart Cities (Deadline 18 November 2019)

 

 

The collaborative project 'Climatic Water Stress – Southeast Asia' (CWSSEA) was selected for funding under the 1st JFS Call. Project participant Dr Pantana of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand shares with us the details of the collaboration.

Interview with Dr Pantana Tor-ngern (185.25 KB)

 

About the Project

The CWSSEA (Climatic Water Stress – Southeast Asia) project will study the functioning of tropical forests, particularly secondary forests in Thailand, and assess how they will respond to climatic water stress and the potential impacts of future climate scenarios in these ecosystems.

This information will then assist in creating model predictions on the long-term scenarios of climate change impacts on forest ecosystem services, and influence future global policies to combat climate change.

The Science

The researchers will measure canopy transpiration, which is frequently used to estimate canopy stomatal conductance; a central variable in modeling the uptake of carbon by forests. Measurements will be made in both mature and secondary forests, which in turn will allow for the investigation of species-specific responses to water stress by assessing tree hydraulics and drought vulnerability of the dominant species in each forest type.

The team will also explore the degree of soil water partitioning among species within each forest to provide a more mechanistic understanding of how individual trees are able to overcome drought stress.

Taken together, this will be one of the first studies to quantify canopy transpiration, tree hydraulics and drought vulnerability as well as the mechanisms dominant tree species in both mature and secondary tropical forests use to overcome drought stress, which will provide the necessary information to more accurately predict how climate change will affect the carbon and water cycle in tropical forests.

The Team

The CWSSEA partners are:

 

 

 

 

 

About EURAXESS ASEAN

We promote researcher mobility and cooperation. We serve researchers of all nationalities, all disciplines and at all career stages.

Membership is free!

We focus on two actions:

  • To provide regular, up-to-date and reliable information
  • To organise networking, information and training events

Our community consists of over 18.000 scientists & researchers, research administrators and business representatives who are interested in scientific collaborations between Europe and Southeast Asia.

 

EURAXESS ASEAN country representatives frequently address researchers during on-site visits to universities, research institutes and companies across ASEAN. During the visit the EURAXESS ASEAN representative will introduce the services offered by the EURAXESS network to assist researchers who would like to embark on a research mobility experience in Europe. The representative will present on existing research cooperation and career opportunities in Europe or with European partners. Eligibility and application procedure to key European researcherer mobility programmes, including the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), will also be introduced.

If you wish to host EURAXESS ASEAN at your organization, please contact us at asean@euraxess.net.

 

 

 

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EURAXESS ASEAN links researchers in ASEAN with Europe.

Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu, EURAXESS ASEAN (Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore)

E: susanne.rentzow-vasu@euraxess.net

Dr Jenny Lind Elmaco, EURAXESS ASEAN (Thailand, Vietnam)

E: jenny.elmaco@euraxess.net

Or email us at: asean@euraxess.net

 

 

 

 

Partners

Southeast Asia - Europe: Joint Funding Scheme for research and Innovation

The Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation (JFS) is an instrument for the funding of bi-regional research and innovation projects. The funding for the projects is provided by funding agencies or ministries at national, regional or local level from

Southeast Asia and Europe. Each country funds "their own researchers" according to their own rules and in principle there is "no money crossing borders".

https://www.sea-eu-jfs.eu/