Newton Fund Joint Call

RCUK-DIPI-Ristekdikti-MoHE-DOST-TRF Research Partnerships Call: UK – Indonesia – Malaysia – Philippines – Thailand Small Scale Research Call for Proposals 2016

The Research Councils UK (RCUK), the Indonesia Science Fund (DIPI), the Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti), the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE), the Department of Science and Technology Philippines (DOST), and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) are pleased to invite applications to the UK – Southeast Asia Small Scale Research Partnerships Call for Proposals 2016.

This initiative will provide funding for flexible short-term support for high-quality, collaborative research which address the following topics:

  • Creative Economy and Cultural Heritage
  • Energy – Food – Water-Environment Nexus
  • Mental Health
  • Capacity Building in Big Data and Technology Development through Astronomy
  • Skills for using Large Facilities

The aim is to deliver research that will provide new insights and stimulate creative thinking to tackle real world problems and that will contribute to the economic development and welfare of Southeast Asia. The longer term objective is to establish sustainable collaborations between UK and Southeast Asian researchers that will increase the competitiveness of these researchers in gaining funds for excellent research in future funding calls, either under the Newton Fund or through other routes.

Application process

RCUK- DIPI – Ristekdikti – MoHE – DOST – TRF proposals must be submitted by the UK Research Organisation using the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S). The call deadline is by 16:00 BST (22:00 WIB, 22:00 ICT, 23:00 MYT, 23:00 PHT) Tuesday, 02 August 2015. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered for funding

  • Call open in Je-S System – 25 May 2016
  • Closing date for proposals – 02 August 2016
  • RCUK-DIPI–Ristekdikti–MoHE–DOST-TRF Joint Panel – early October
  • Decisions announced – end of October
  • Successful proposals withdrawn from EPSRC Je-S system by research offices and submitted to host council by remit – early November
  • Grants commence  – 01 December 2016


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