Apply for Bio-Asia : scientific collaboration program France-Asia [fr]

The regional program Bio-Asia is a French initiative directed at Asia in order to strenghten high-level scientific collaboration, as well as to develop a research network for French and regional academic communities in the fields of biodiversity and biotechnologies studies, ranging from the study of natural substances to their applications in agronomy, cosmetics, forestry, health, etc.

The program is implemented by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI), in partnership with the French Ministry for National Education Higher Education and Research and also French research and higher education institutions, including for example the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).


The subvention, granted for two years, partially funds the budget linked to the internationalization of the projects, i.e. researcher, post-doctoral or doctoral student mobility (travel and mission expenses) or organization of international workshops (mobility and logistics).

The total indicative amount of financing for one project for this call for proposals is EUR 40,000 for two years ( 20 000 € per project per year). The projects will start on January 2016.


Projects must include at least one research unit from France (public or private sector) and at least two research units from partner countries in Asia (of which at least one is an ASEAN member state).

Each project must have a research component, either applied or fundamental, and may include innovation and/or doctoral or post-doctoral education components. The duration of the project is two years.

Priority topics for 2015 are as follows: Biodiversity; Biotechnologies and Health; Green Chemistry and Biotransformation; Biomass Energy.

Projects should be submitted on line through CampusFrance, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility here

The deadline for submitting application is fixed on 13 September 2015.

Publication: 10 June 2015
Deadline for submitting applications: 13 September 2015
Evaluation period: September - October 2015
Selection: November 2015
Notification to project leaders: November 2015
Project Start Date: January 2016

Contact : Philomène ROBIN, Program officer for STI- UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

More informations about this program :here

publié le 20/12/2016

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