Cooperation China - Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP) - Dialogue Seminars

The China Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP) aims at stimulating sustainable research collaboration by funding Joint Research Projects and Dialogue Seminars.


The aim of the dialogues is twofold: the seminars serve as fore-sighting exercises aimed at identification of research topics for future joint research that can be embedded in the research lines of the participating research teams. Secondly, the seminars are important networking opportunities for Dutch and Chinese researchers. The Dialogue Seminars are aimed, broadly, at all scientific disciplines. They serve as fore-sighting exercises for future research topics, and are therefore not bound to the annual theme for the JSTP Call for Proposals of the Joint Research Projects.

Who can apply

Research teams of Dutch and Chinese researchers, with a senior Principal Investigator on both the Dutch side and the Chinese side.

What can be applied for

Dialogue Seminars, with 10 to 15 participating scientists from each side. The maximum financial contribution to an individual seminar will comprise up to 30,000 euro.

When can be applied

Closing date for submitting Dialogue Seminar proposals was 4 August 2015, 14:00 CET.



Full information about the target groups, procedures and guidelines can be found in the JSTP - Dialogue Seminars brochure 2015.


Applications can only be submitted electronically via NWO's Iris system. The forms can be downloaded below and must be submitted electronically. More information about the procedure can be found in the JSTP - Dialogue Seminars brochure 2015 and the instructions on the website



Closed for application


4 August 2015 14:00

Grant type

Cooperation and Exchange


1,6 mln euros for 5 joint research project and 2 to 3 dialogue seminars

Science area

Exact and Natural Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Applied and Engineering Sciences WOTRO Science for Global Development Medical Sciences Nationaal Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek Netherlands Initiative for Education Research


Cooperation China - Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP)


International collaboration (2011-2014)


Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MoST); Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (MoE); Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)