By implementing and supporting joint projects in strategically important research fields, as determined by its Board, the e-ASIA Joint Research Program aims to promote collaboration with and among members and prospective members of the e-ASIA JRP and to contribute to the future development of science and technology in the region.
Proposals for research projects in the field of “Functional Materials” were jointly called for by JST of Japan, NSTDA of Thailand and DOST of the Philippines.
Researchers at universities, research institutes or private companies in Japan, Thailand and the Philippines were invited to submit proposals.
Three years (36 months).
JST will provide 15.6 million JPY (maximum) to the Japanese researchers of each project, in principle.
Funding provided within this call is intended to enhance the capacity of the applicants to collaborate. Funding will therefore be provided mainly in support of activities that enable collaboration such as travel and holding symposia/seminars, and may cover some local research expenses such as facilities, equipment and consumables that are necessary for the collaboration.
Expert evaluations were initially commissioned separately by JST, NSTDA and DOST to assess the proposals received, on which basis the three parties negotiated to jointly select the successful projects. The following were among the general criteria considered in the evaluation process: