ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D Scheme

General Description:

India has been the dialogue partner for ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) since 1992. In 2012, on the occasion of 20th anniversary as dialogue partner, India-ASEAN celebrated commemorative Summit and declared enhancement of its relations to strategic level. The ASEAN Member States are as below-

  1. i.Brunei
  2. ii.Cambodia
  3. iii.Indonesia
  4. iv.Lao PDR
  5. v.Malaysia
  6. vi.Myanmar
  7. vii.Philippines
  8. viii.Singapore
  9. ix.Thailand
  10. x.Vietnam

India S&T Collaboration started formally in 1996 with establishment of ASEAN India S&T working Group (AIWGST). Initially, the collaborative ASEAN-India S&T activities were supported through ASEAN India Fund (AIF). In 2008, Government of India established a dedicated fund viz ASEAN India S&T Development Fund (AISTDF) to support R&D projects and associated project development activities. The total budget of AISTDF is an equivalent amount of 5 Million USD in INR. This amount of 5 Million USD is jointly shared by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Department of Science & Technology (DST). The Department of Science & Technology is the nodal Department for execution and implementation of ASEAN-India S&T Cooperation program from Indian side.

The Plan of Action of the ASEAN-INDIA PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE, PROGRESS AND SHARED PROSPERITY (2016-2020), implements the goals and objectives of the ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity on 30 November 2004 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, and the Vision Statement of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, adopted by the Leaders of ASEAN and India on 20 December 2012 in New Delhi, India. Through the implementation of this Plan of Action, ASEAN and India will work towards supporting the ASEAN Community building and integration process, including the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision, for a politically cohesive, economically integrated, socially responsible and a truly people-oriented, people-centered and rules-based ASEAN, narrowing the development gap and enhancing ASEAN Connectivity. Both sides will also further promote cooperation in addressing common and emerging challenges and enhance coordination in other international fora on issues of common concern to contribute to overall peace, stability and prosperity.

 The main objectives of ASEAN-India Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation are based on following principles-

    • Encourage and promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation, including through joint research activity, and development on cross-sectoral areas such as health, communicable and emerging infectious diseases, environmental management, climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, agricultural technologies, alternative energy, biodiversity, food processing, advanced materials for development of value-added products, and space technology and applications;
    • Encourage and promote cooperation in biotechnology including through capacity building and joint research and development for mutual benefit;
  • Undertake activities and develop program / projects under the ASEAN-India Science and Technology Development Fund;

In order to support collaborative Research & Development (R&D) and to facilitate sharing of advance research facilities among researchers of ASEAN MS and India, India and ASEAN agrees to institute the scheme “ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D Program”.

The following types of proposals shall not be considered:

  • Applicants who already have an existing ASEAN-India collaborative project which already covers travel and living expenses;
  • Purely individual visits / training programme;
  • Organisation of Seminars / Workshops or participation in a Conference / Congress.

Priority research areas

The research areas should be ASEAN centric and be aligned with the ASEAN Plan of Action on Science, Technology and Innovation 2016-2025 (copy attached at Appendix-I)

The priority areas for present call are as below-

  • Bio-medical devices related to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Nano-Technology and Advance Materials
  • Cyber physical systems, Artificial Intelligence and ICT


  • To intensify interaction and scientific cooperation between Indian and ASEAN scientists / institutions
  • To connect existing but separately funded research projects in India and ASEAN MS
  • To enhance academic training and development of young scholars

Project duration

Up to 24 months (No extension with or without additional cost beyond 24 months of the project shall be considered)


Scientists with an appointment as a regular faculty / researcher at any eligible Indian / ASEAN MS institution, holding a Ph.D. degree can apply as Principal Investigator (PI). The maximum age of each project participant must NOT exceed 60 years as on date of submission of the project. The appointment of the PI must last until the end of the project. Additionally, the project may include a junior faculty/ scientist and/or a PhD student / post-doc. The total number of participants on each side should not exceed two.

Eligible institutions in India:
All Universities/ Academic Institutions recognised under Indian Laws by UGC, Publicly funded R&D Institutes/ Labs

Eligible institutions in ASEAN MS:
All Academic/ Research Institutions, Universities and other Research and Academic Institutions which are eligible to receive funding from ASEAN.

Composition of Project team and duration of visits:

  • The project would necessarily have to be developed jointly by the scientists/ researchers in India and at least 2 ASEAN member countries, and duly forwarded by the Heads of the respective institutions.
  • The project team must comprise of a Project Investigator from India and Co-PI from at least 2 different ASEAN member countries.
  • The maximum number of project participants from each country must be only two (preferably one senior and one junior researcher ie ph.d student/post-doc).
  • Only one visit per year from each participating country is permitted under this scheme to visit each participating country by Indian researchers where as ASEAN project participant to visit India. The duration of visits would be max 14 days per year for Sr. Scientists/ researchers/ faculty and max of 30 days per year for junior researchers . One visit is defined as a visit by a scientist/ expert to a partner country.

Grant information

The funds under AISTDF are available only in INR. Therefore, budget / funds must be projected only in Indian rupee in accordance with following guidelines-

  1. Generally, the funds are available only to support mobility of project participants/ researchers from India to partnering ASEAN MS and vice versa.
  2. Some incremental funding ie Minor components, add-ons, accessories to existing equipment; chemicals and consumables etc (up to Rs 0.5 Million per year) is also available in addition to salary for scientific manpower (One JRF/SRF/RA/Post-doc etc),and shall be supported ONLY to Indian lead project Investigator.
  3. General norms to support mobility of project participants shall be support as per following financial norms-
    • International airfare by lowest economy class from place of work in sending country to the place of work in receiving country including visa fees, overseas medical insurance, domestic travel related to international travel etc
    • The living expenses (local hospitality) for staying in respective visiting country (India to partnering ASEAN MS and vice versa) shall be supported as below-
      -Rs. 6,000/- per day (all inclusive) for senior researcher (ph.d degree holders and in regular positions at respective Institute/University etc)
      -Rs. 5,000/- per day (all inclusive) for junior researcher (ph.d students and post docs)
  4. The total grant as recommended by the Evaluation Committee and approved by AISTDF shall be released and placed at the disposal of lead Indian Institute in INR.

Number & duration of visits under the project

  • A project participant from either side will be allowed to undertake only one visit per year of the project for a duration of up to 14 days for senior scientists and up to 30 days for young scientists (PhD students, post-doctoral etc).
  • The international visits would be supported only from India to partner ASEAN MS and vice-versa.


Project proposals must be prepared jointly by the Indian and ASEAN MS partner scientists and must be submitted only ONLINE (click here)

How to apply online:
For online submission of the project proposals the following points may be noted:

  • Applicants should first register in ASEAN online portal click here to register
  • After log-in, applicants are required to fill all the mandatory fields in Profile Detail section under User Profile, which includes Bio data, photo, Institute Address, etc.
  • Some of the details of proposal like Project Title, Project summary, Keywords, Objectives of project, Expected output and outcome of the proposal etc have to be entered at the time of proposal submission.
  • Other relevant information of the proposal has to be uploaded as a single PDF file, not more than 10 MB

The Applicant should submit the application online along with the following enclosures:

Application deadline

The completed applications / proposals can be submitted ONLINEThe last date of submission of project proposals is 31st October 2020.
Incomplete and proposals not formulated as per guidelines of the announcement shall not be considered.

Evaluation and selection

The project proposals / applications will be evaluated independently by ASEAN COST and DST India. From ASEAN Side, applications will be considered and recommended by ASEAN-COST. In India, applications will be considered by DST.


Evaluation criteria: (not listed in the order of priority)

  • Added value of the visits for ongoing research on both sides
  • Scientific and technological merit of the proposed exchange activities and of the anticipated outcomes
  • Feasibility of proposed approach
  • Expertise and complementarities of the two laboratories/institutes
  • Qualifications and experience of applicants
  • Opportunities for training and development of young researchers
  • Benefits of the proposed activities for the establishment of research partnerships and institutional links between ASEAN MS and India
  • Potential for follow-on collaborative activities

The final results shall be notified by DST to the Indian applicants as and when it is jointly taken by DST and ASEAN COST.


Grant recipients will have to submit a scientific and financial report after each financial year of the project to AISTDF.


For any further information and/or questions, please contact:

In India
Mr. R.K. Sharma, Scientist-F (Jt. Advisor Grade)
International Cooperation Division,
R.No-18 D, Technology Bhavan,
Department of Science & Technology (Govt of India)
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, NEW DELHI-110022
Tel: 011-26590560; 011-26537976,
email: sharma_rk [at] nic [dot] in

Mr Dimas Adekhrisna, Science and Technology Division
Sectoral Development Directorate, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Department
ASEAN Secretariat | 70 A Jalan Sisingamangaraja | Jakarta 12110 Indonesia
Tel. (62 21) 724-3372, 726-2991 Ext. 240
Fax(62 21) 739-8234, 724-3504
email- dimas [dot] adekhrisna [at] asean [dot] org

 Retrieved From:

Sumitomo Foundation Grant

Purpose of the Program:
  The program aims at enhancing mutual understanding between Asian countries and Japan through promoting research projects in the field of the social sciences or humanities that are related to Japan.
Eligible Projects for Application:
  Any research project to be carried out by individual or a group in the field of the social sciences or humanities that is related to Japan.
Qualification of Applicant:
  Researcher shall be of Southeast or East Asian (non Japanese) nationality, living outside Japan. Awarded researcher must conduct the proposed research by himself or herself.
Fiscal 2020 Program:

Application period : September 1 ~ October 31, 2020

We do not accept application documents by e-mail.
 Please be sure to send the original documents to
 The Sumitomo Foundation by registered airmail or
 courier and ensure that your documents arrive by
 October 31st.
 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it may take longer
 than usual to deliver mail.
 Please prepare your application documents early so
 that the documents will arrive by the deadline.

    Grant period : One year (April 2021 through March 2022), but can be extended by another two years maximum upon request.
    Grant budget : 50 million in total, with 80 projects to be selected

The Application Form, the Application Guide and the Instruction Sheet for Fiscal Year 2020 attached below.

Application Guide                               (PDF)
Instruction Sheet for Application Form      (PDF)
Application Form                                    (PDF)       (WORD)

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The Application for Form duly filled in and signed shall be submitted together with a letter of recommendation, free-form from a person with an academic background by international courier or registered airmail.

Language for Application: 
    English or Japanese

The selection of applications will be made by the Foundation’s Selection Committee made up of certain persons of high academic standing. Based on such determination, the Foundation’s Board of Directors will approve the grant.

MCMC Digital Society Research Grant 2020

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission is calling for research proposals under the Digital Society Research Grant. The Grant will be open from 3 July 2020 throughout the year and will be subject to remaining availability of research funding and the required research. 

It is envisaged that research funded by the Digital Society Research Grant will build the research evidence base that is necessary to promote and improve our understanding of the human and social factors which affects and contributes to the adoption and usage of digital technologies and services. This in turn will help to ensure that the great strides made in the communications infrastructure and services are able to contribute to the inclusion and participation of all segments of the population towards a fully connected and informed society.

Proposals are invited for research activities that fall within the following focus areas:


Proposals can be submitted starting from 3 July 2020 to

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to read the information and guidelines for participation in this Grant. The Application Package may be downloaded here:
Proposal Submission Form

Geran Komuniti Petaling Jaya Mampan 2.0

menyertai Geran Komuniti Petaling Jaya Mampan 2.0Majlis Bandaraya Petaling menjemput organisasi di peringkat masyarakat seperti (RA/RT/JKKK, JMB/MC, NGO/CSO, Sekolah, Institut Pengajian Tinggi dan Jawatankuasa Tempat Ibadat) untuk merancang dan melaksanakan projek atau inisiatif yang akan membantu Majlis meningkatkan prestasi dalam 11 bidang yang telah ditetapkan.Bidang yang dimaksudkan adalah Smart PJ, Bandar Raya Berkarbon Rendah Petaling Jaya, Circular City of Petaling Jaya, Bandar Selamat, Bandar Pembelajaran Petaling Jaya, Bandar Hijau PJ, Kota Seni PJ, Eco-mobility PJ, Cashless Society of Petaling Jaya, Masyarakat Penyayang Petaling Jaya dan A.I (Artificial Intelligence) & Industri 4.0.Untuk sebarang pertanyaan lanjut boleh hubungi urusetia Geran Komuniti Untuk Petaling Jaya Mampan di talian 03-7954 1440 atau email: #pjkita #pjbandarmesrakomuniti #kotasenipjPJ KITAMBPJ Cultural, Arts & Tourism – activities

Komuniti PJ Gen

MREPC Industry Linkage Fund

Greetings from the Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC)!

MREPC Industry Linkage Fund is a grant provided by the MREPC to allow universities and research institutions to collaborate with the Malaysian rubber products industry on research projects that will increase Malaysia’s exports of rubber products, hence MREPC is pleased to invite researchers from your company/institution to apply for the ILF research grant by submitting research proposals at the following website.

MREPC ILF Website:

MREPC ILF Online System:

Kindly be informed that in order to expedite the submission of research ideas, new applicants are only required to submit a brief “Preliminary Proposal” prior to the submission of “Full Proposal”. Only “Eligible” applicants after the screening process of the “Preliminary Proposal” will be able to proceed with “Full Proposal Submission”.


The MREPC ILF Application Guidelines and its Brochure are attached herewith for kind reference.


Please let us know if you and the researchers required further explanation on the MREPC Industry Linkage Fund. We shall arrange a meeting to further discuss this funding programme. MREPC is looking forward to receive research proposals from your researchers in the nearest future. If you require any assistance and clarifications on the ILF, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

The 16th Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

Assalamualaikum wbt dan salam sejahtera,

YBhg. Prof./Ulung/Datuk/Dato’/Datin/Prof. Madya Dr./Dr./Tuan/Puan,

Dengan segala hormatnya, saya bagi pihak YBhg. Timbalan Naib Canselor (Penyelidikan dan Inovasi) merujuk surat daripada Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Fellowship mengenai perkara di atas.

Untuk makluman YBhg. Prof./Ulung/Datuk/Dato’/Datin/Prof. Madya Dr./Dr./Tuan/Puan, Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Fellowship telah membuka tawaran permohonan 1 Jun 2020 hingga 30 Oktober 2020

Bersama-sama ini, dilampirkan surat berkaitan untuk perhatian dan hebahan YBhg. Prof./Ulung/Datuk/Dato’/Datin/Prof. Madya Dr./Dr./Tuan/Puan selanjutnya. Sebarang maklumat lanjut, YBhg. Prof./Ulung/Datuk/Dato’/Datin/Prof. Madya Dr./Dr./Tuan/Puan boleh layari laman web Hakuhodo Foundation di atau emel kepada pihak urusetia :

Kerjasama dan perhatian pihak YBhg. Prof./Ulung/Datuk/Dato’/Datin/Prof. Madya Dr./Dr./Tuan/Puan, berhubung perkara ini amatlah dihargai dan didahului dengan ucapan terima kasih.


Bicara Penyelidikan:”Post Covid-19: Addressing The New Normal In Conducting Research”

Assalamualaikum wbt dan salam sejahtera,
YBhg. Datuk/ Dato’/ Prof./ Dr./Tuan/Puan

JEMPUTAN BICARA PENYELIDIKAN: “Post Covid-19: Addressing The New Normal In Conducting Research”

Fakulti Perubatan UKM dengan kerjasama Pusat IDEA UKM dibawah Kluster Penyelidikan Kesihatan dan Perubatan Termaju akan mengadakan Program Bicara Penyelidikan “Post Covid-19: Addressing The New Normal In Conducting Research” bersempena dengan Minggu Penyelidikan Perubatan dan Kesihatan Ke-22 secara atas talian seperti maklumat berikut:
Tarikh : 3 September 2020 (Khamis)
Masa : 11.50 am
Tajuk : BICARA PENYELIDIKAN: “Post Covid-19 : Addressing The New Normal In Conducting Research”
Tempat : Melalui Aplikasi ZOOM
Pendaftran :

Sekian Terima Kasih

Public-Private Research Network (PPRN) 2.0 Fasa Keempat (4) Tahun 2020

Assalamualaikum w.b.t & Selamat Sejahtera YBhg. Tan Sri/Dato’/Prof./Prof. Madya/Dr./Tuan/Puan,

Pemakluman Pembukaan Permohonan Public Private Research Network (PPRN) atau PPRN 2.0 Fasa Keempat (4) Tahun 2020

  1. Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa pihak Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT) telah membuka permohonan projek Public Private Research Network (PPRN) atauPPRN 2.0 bagi Fasa Keempat (4) untuk tahun 2020, bermula pada 10 Ogos 2020 sehingga 4 September 2020.
  2.         Proses kerja pembukaanpermohonan PPRN2.0 Fasa Keempat 2020 adalah seperti berikut:

Jadual Proses Kerja PPRN 2.0 Fasa Keempat 2020

1. Tarikh buka : 10 Ogos 2020 (Isnin)
2. Tarikh Tutup Peringkat RMC (INOVASI@UKM™) : 21 Ogos 2020 (Jumaat)
3. Saringan dan semakan di INOVASI@UKM™ : 21 Ogos 2020 (Jumaat) –24 Ogos 2020 (Isnin)
4. Maklumbalas daripada pemohon (sekiranya ada maklumat/dokumen tidak lengkap) : 25 Ogos 2020 (Selasa)  –
5. Sesi Penilaian : 26 Ogos 2020 (Rabu)
6. Maklumbalas daripada pemohon (sekiranya ada maklumat/dokumen yang perlu ditambahbaik) : 1 September 2020 (Selasa)
7. Tarikh hantar ke KPT : 4 September 2020 (Jumaat)
  1. Bersama-sama ini dikemukakan Garis Panduan Pelaksanaan PPRNdan Borang Permohonan PPRN 2.0 untuk rujukan YBhg. Tan Sri/Dato’/Prof./Prof. Madya/Dr./tuan/puan.
  2. Borang Permohonan projek PPRN2.0 yang lengkap dalam bentuk softcopy dan hardcopy perlu dikemukakan kepada Urus Setia PPRN di UKM melalui Pusat Inovasi & Pemindahan Teknologi (INOVASI@UKM™) selewat-lewatnya pada 21 Ogos 2020 (Jumaat). Borang permohonan yang dihantar selepas tarikh tutup tidak akan diterima.
  3. Borang permohonan dalam bentuk softcopyperlu dihantar melalui e-mel ke / dan salinan hardcopy perlu dikemukakan melalui pos/serahan tangan ke Pusat Inovasi & Pemindahan Teknologi (INOVASI@UKM™).

Kelompok OGOS 2020

  1. PPRN 2.0 Guideline
  2. PPRN 2.0 Application Form


Bicara Penyelidikan: Becoming A Fulbrighter anjuran Kluster Penyelidikan Warisan dan Masyarakat Madani

Assalamualaikum wbt dan salam sejahtera,
YBhg. Datuk/ Dato’/ Prof./ Dr./Tuan/Puan
Dengansegala hormatnya perkara di atas adalah dirujuk.
2. Pusat IDEA UKM dan Kluster Penyelidikan Warisan dan Masyarakat Madani akanmengadakan Program Webinar bagi menyampaikan maklumat mengenai peluang mengikutiprogram Fulbright dari wakil pihak Fulbright Malaysian Programs, MACEE danperkongsian pengalaman bersama pensyarah dan alumni UKM yang pernah menjadisarjana Fulbright.
3. TujuanProgram ini dianjurkan sebagai sesi perkongsian bersama dengan UKM FulbrightVisiting Scholar mengenai pengalaman di universiti Amerika Syarikat, panduan permohonan dan pengalaman lain yang berguna untuk menggalakkan penyelidik mudadi Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia untuk mengikuti program mobiliti atau cutisabatikal ke luar Negara di bawah Fulbright Scholarship and Grant.
4. Sehubungan dengan itu, Pusat IDEA UKM dan Kluster Penyelidikan Warisan danMasyarakat Madaniberhasrat untukmengadakan “Bicara Penyelidikan : Becoming a Fulbrighter” secara dalam talian sepertipada maklumat berikut:
Tarikh : 10 Ogos 2020 (Isnin)
Masa : 3.00 pm hingga 5.00 pm
Tajuk : Bicara Penyelidikan: Becoming A Fulbrighter
Tempat : Dalam Talian Melalui Aplikasi ZOOM
Pautan :
Meeting ID: 889 0166 8140
Passcode: 515788
5. Oleh yang demikian, pihak kami sangatberbesar hati ingin menjemput YBhg. Datuk/ Dato’/ Prof./ Dr./Tuan/Puan sebagai ahli panel bagi program webinar yangakan dianjurkan seperti di atas.
6. Segala kerjasama dan kesudian pihak YBhg. Datuk/ Dato’/ Prof./ Dr./Tuan/Puan,kami dahulukan dengan ucapan terima kasih.
Sekian,Terima kasih.