JASTIP-Net 2022: Call for application for new collaborative researches


Call for research proposals of JASTIP-Net 2022

Together with the our headquarters and joint laboratories in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, JASTIP-Net also plays an important role in strengthening the Japan-ASEAN research collaboration network, as well as widening and deepening the coverage of the JASTIP activities across the ASEAN region. JASTIP-Net extends the outreach of JASTIP by seeking prospective and promising partners to launch new research initiatives that expand the existing JASTIP collaborations. JASTIP-Net also acts as an incubator for developing capacities, fostering partnership and growing new endeavors into mature research projects.

Research themes for 2022

Please choose one of the research themes listed below (which is also indicated in the application form). Applicant who is unsure whether the potential theme is in line with one of the following theme, or is cross-cutting (i.e. falls under two or more themes) is encouraged to submit the “first-step” application as early as possible to provide time for the JASTIP core researchers to contact applicants for clarifications and discussion.

(1) WP1 Partnership, Networking and Integrated Approach

  1. Leading STI coordination activities either at an institutional, national or regional level towards solving societal issues in ASEAN and Japan.*The activities can be both practical and theoretical, for example, organizing mock interviews to apply for grant applications or pitch talks to facilitate academic-industry collaboration, designing a STI landscape study or capacity development curriculum, but not limited to those.
  2. Facilitating dialogues between scientists/researchers and policy-makers to embed scientific findings into the SDGs policy formulation in line with JASTIP research focus (energy and environment, bioresources and biodiversity, disaster risk reduction and prevention).

(2) WP2: Energy and Environment Joint Laboratory

  1. Development and application of functional materials for energy and
  2. Implementation Study of Renewable Energy in South East Asia

(3) WP3: Bioresources and Biodiversity Joint Laboratory

  1. Studies on Bioresources and biodiversity in the ASEAN region, preferably the collaborative research of ASEAN and Japan and among ASEAN countries.

(4) WP4: Disaster Prevention and Risk Reduction Joint Laboratory

  1. How to cope with trans-boundary disasters in the ASEAN region such as tsunami, flood, drought and haze.
  2. Follow up and strengthen existing partnership and collaboration conducted in the 1st Phase.
  3. Regional workshops on the specific issues or regional dialogues and forums to exchange views, learn best practice and share the solutions.
  4. Exchange of researchers particularly young or early career to promote partnership among ASEAN institutions.

Proposals that consider following aspects and approaches would be given priorities;

  • Emphasis on potential linkages for achieving the SDGs at the local/national level.
  • Practical research, pilot implementation and societal impacts.
  • Proposal jointly developed by researchers from two or more countries.
  • Proposal jointly developed with JASTIP Joint Laboratories.
  • Application by young and female researchers.


Obligations for successful applicants

  • Some of the selected applicant(s) may be registered as JASTIP research partner(s)/collaborator(s) in the official JASTIP report to JST.
  • In carrying out your research supported by JASTIP (hereinafter referred as to “JASTIP collaborative research”), you are required to follow a set of regulations and guidelines relating to Research Compliance and Ethics of Kyoto University, most notably with regard to Security Trade Control. Please see further details at https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/research/research-compliance-ethics. Kindly also refer to Section 7 Budgetary management and limitations in the guideline.
  • Research partners can be requested to publicize the results of their research at an appropriate occasion, for example, an international symposium to be organized by JASTIP.
  • When presenting the results of the research (including at public symposiums, academic conferences, and on electronic media), an acknowledgement of JASTIP support is to be noted. (ex. This research is conducted as an integral part of a JASTIP project with necessary supports.)
  • [Important] After completion of activity, the selected applicant(s) shall submit JASTIP-Net 2022 Final report  to the JASTIP Secretariat and supervisors from JASTIP upon termination of activity by 15 May 2023 (by 6 weeks after the completion). The submitted report will be publicized on the JASTIP website. Please note researches that generate promising outputs may be given a priority in the next-year round of JASTIP-Net for the sake of continuity.

How to Apply

JASTIP-Net 2022 Application Page

  • Please fill in the necessary items in the application form provided (Application: JASTIP-Net 2022 application form Part A&B.docx, JASTIP-Net 2022 application form Part C.xslx) and submit them via  JASTIP-Net 2022 Application Page (the link above)
  • The file name should read “JASTIP-Net 2022 application-(Your family name)-(Title).docx or xslx
  • Submit the file in Microsoft Word format
  • The proposed budget for an application should NOT exceed the maximum amount of JPY half million (approx. USD 4,500)
  • Notification of screening results: late March 2022



Date and time

Application deadline: the 1st submission by 04 February 2022 & the 2nd submission by 25 Feburary 2022 19:00 (Japanese Standard Time)