The regional programs ICT-Asia and Bio-Asia are a French initiative directed at Asia in order to strengthen high-level scientific collaboration, as well as to develop a research network for French and regional academic communities.
- ICT-Asia is in the field of information and communication technologies.
- Bio-Asia is in the field of biodiversity, natural substances, and biotechnologies applied to health, sustainable cosmetics or food security.
These calls are directed at public or private research units and laboratories attached to higher education institutions, research units or private companies. It encourages private sector participation. It supports projects involving researchers from three country groups: France, the member countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), and Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, East Timor, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan.
The objective is to promote the internationalisation of French research, to strengthen, on the basis of mutual benefit, high-level scientific cooperation with and among emerging and developed Asian countries and to contribute to regional integration by driving a search for excellence and support for scientific communities in Asia.
Projects should be submitted on line through CampusFrance, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility, at: http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/bio-asie_stic-asie. Please be informed that the application process is in French. Deadline for submitting applications: 31 August 2014.
Please submit the following through their respective School Administrators to RSO by 1 September 2014 for record purpose.
1) Application form
2) A short CV from each NTU/French Member on the research team
Please find attached the application guidelines for more information.